Located in the metropolitan city of Xi’an which enjoys her name as “Oriental Rome”, NPU is a unique university in the People’s Republic of China which develops aeronautics, astronomy and marine science simultaneously. It is multidisciplinary and research-oriented.
The university now has about 25,000 students, including 3,100 PhDs, 6,100 Masters, 15,200 undergraduates and 290 overseas students. So far, this university has been enjoying the fame that the first PhD student in China in 6 fields graduated here. Totally, 34 PhDs or teachers in this university have ever been granted the Humboldt Research Fellowships by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Among the graduates, there are more than 30 academicians of the Institute of Science or the Institute of Engineering of China, more than 30 generals and 6 Outstanding Youths of China.
There are 20 schools now which set 54 bachelor programs, 101 master degree programs and 57 Ph.D. programs. 6 national key laboratories, 4 national specialized laboratories, 2 engineering research centers and 26 provincial key laboratories are here.
Since the year 1938 in which the university was set up, it has produced many glorious No. Ones in China. They are as follows:
More than 30 PhDs or professors have won the Humboldt Research Fellowship. This number is the No. One among all Chinese universities.
The No. One no-pilot airplane in China was invented in this university.
The No. One airborne computer in China was invented in this university.
The No. One Passive-Active integrated guidance submarine craft in China was invented in this university.
The No. One High-Speed Wind Tunnel in China was constructed in this university.
The No. One sound-reduction pool in China was constructed in this university.
In 1991, 215 excellent students were selected in all Chinese universities. 5 of them were from NPU. This number is the No. One among all Chinese universities.
The No. One large scale integrated circuit specified for aviation was invented in this university.
The number of published research papers indexed in EI was No. One in China in the year of 1991 and 1992.
The No. One. Low-speed Wing Model Wind Tunnel in Asia was set up in this university.
The university became the No. One No-pilot airplanes research and production base.
The No. One Space Material Laboratory was made in this university.