Northwestern Polytechnical University
Northwestern Polytechnical University is a research-oriented, multi-disciplinary, and international university of science and technology, which simultaneously excels at Aeronautics, Astronautics, and Marine Engineering. The University emphasizes science and technology, while harmoniously developing the fields of management, humanities, economics, and law. Northwestern Polytechnical University covers an area of 5100 acres, 1200 acres for Youyi Campus and 3900 acres for Changan Campus.
Northwestern Polytechnical University was originally established in 1938 in Hanzhong, Shaanxi, as the State Northwest Polytechnic Institute by combining Beiyang Institute of Engineering, Engineering College of Peking University, Engineering College of Northeast University, and Jiaozuo Institute of Engineering. After eight years in Hanzhong, the institute moved to Xianyang and was formally named Northwest Polytechnic Institute in 1950.
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On October 1957, Northwest Polytechnic Institute moved to Xian to merge with Xian Aeronautics College founded in 1952 as Huadong Aeronautics College by combining Aeronautical Department of Jiaotong University, Aeronautical Department of Zhejiang University and Aeronautical Department of Central University. Northwest Polytechnic Institute and Xian Aeronautics College was officially combined into Northwestern Polytechnical University. Later in 1970, the Department of Aeronautics of Harbin Engineering College joined in NPU.
Adhering to "student-oriented, academics-directed, scholar-centered, and responsibility-aimed", Northwestern Polytechnical University always concentrates on the training and development of talents through strengthening international communications and enhancing the capabilities of innovation and technology development. Based on the principal of rejuvenating the country by science and education through human resource development and the “three-step” development strategy, NPU will continue taking up its mission, pursuing excellence and striving for the world well-known advanced research university.
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