Nanchang University is a comprehensive university which characterized by "Penetration of Arts, Science, Engineering and Medicine subjects, Combination of studying, research and production". It is one of the national "211" Project key universities that jointly constructed by the People's Government of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Education. It is also an important base of talents cultivation、scientific researching and transferring of the researching accomplishment into practical use for both Jiangxi Province and the country.
The history of Nanchang University could date back to the national ZhongZheng University and Jiangxi Public Medical School which were established in 1940 and 1921 respectively. In the year of 1993, Jiangxi University and Jiangxi Industrial University merged into the new Nanchang University, from when the name was adopted until now. In 1997, Nanchang University was listed among the Top 100 key universities in China. In the year of 2004, the agreement on jointly developing Nanchang University was signed between the People's Government of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Education. NCU entered a new era of reform and development when it merged with Jiangxi Medical College in 2005. During the past years, great attention was paid to NCU's development. The Former Chairman of China Jiang Zemin, the Former Premiere Li Peng paid visits to NCU and left their inscriptions, and other national leaders including Li Lanqing, Zeng Qinghong, Wu Guanzheng and Xi Jinping had also paid visits to our university. The development of Nanchang University was listed among the "Eleventh Five-Year Plan" by the Provincial Committee and the Provincial Government of Jiangxi Province, and the grand objective of developing NCU into a high-level researching-oriented university was also made.
Nanchang University is located in the historical and cultural city--Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi Province, which enjoys the names of "a blessed place rich in culture and capable of nurturing talented people" and "the city of heroes". NCU is composed of five campuses, which are Qianhu main campus, Qingshanghu campus, Donghu campus, Poyanghu campus and Fuzhou campus, which occupy a total area of 8062 Chinese Mu. Fully equipped with top level infrastructure, NCU provides network-based TV, telephone, IC Card, surveillance and public broadcasting which formed a public service system with smoothly flowing and fully shared information and advanced equipment. NCU is the main node of China Education and Research Network (CERNET) in the southeast China, which is the only one of such kind in Jiangxi that set up by the Ministry of Education. NCU has a library with a collection of over 3.64 million books and was appointed the Jiangxi Record and Information Service Center by both the National Higher Education Record Center and Jiangxi Provincial Ministry of Education. NCU is the only Data Searching Working Station in Jiangxi Province entrusted by the Ministry of Education. NCU also has 10 attached hospitals, among which four are national comprehensive grade-A tertiary hospitals and one is grade-A tertiary stomatological Hospital.
Nanchang University has a scientific discipline system which characterized by rational layout and coordinated development. Doctorate programs and Master's degree programs covered most of the undergraduate majors out of all the disciplines. Among the 96 undergraduate majors under 11 disciplines, there are 3 first-class discipline Doctorate programs, 29 second-class discipline Doctorate programs, 20 first-class discipline Master's degree programs, 177 second-class discipline Master's degree programs and 4 post doctorate mobile research station. The University also has Master's degrees programs for specialized majors such as Master of Engineering, programs for in-job university teachers and those equivalents are also available. NCU owns and operates 1 state key laboratory, 2 state key disciplines, 2 key laboratories and 2 Engineering Research Center entrusted by the Ministry of Education, 1 key researching base of humanity and social sciences and 2 innovation teams also entrusted by the Ministry of Education, 1 National Clinical Pharmacology Base, 1 State Research Center of Stem Cell Technology Jiangxi Branch, 2 state-level demonstration center for experimental teaching, 3 state-level characteristic undergraduate majors, 1 state-level teaching group, 2 state-level fine courses, 1 national bilingual-teaching demonstration course and 41 key academic subjects that are listed in the provincial Eleventh Five-Year Plan.
(Source: Nanchang University)