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About Ningbo University

Ningbo University is a dynamic, young andcomprehensive university with a wide range of disciplines: economics, law,education, liberal arts, history, science, engineering, agronomy, medicine andmanagement. It is one of the key institutions of higher learning of ZhejiangProvince. Deng Xiaoping autographed the name of Ningbo University. Throughoutits establishment and development, the University has been upheld byconsiderable donations and generous support from patriotic overseas Chinesesuch as Sir Yue-kong Pao, Sir Run-run Shaw, Sir Chao An Chung, Sir Hans Tang,Sir Yue-shu Pao, Sir Cao Guangbiao, Sir Li Dashan, Sir Zhu Xiushan, as well asfrom personages of various circles in the country. Mr. Cheng Gang, a standingmember of Ningbo Municipal Committee of CPC, is concurrently Secretary of theNingbo University Committee of CPC. Professor Nie Qiuhua holds the presidencyof the university.

The University is located in the historical and cultural city of Ningboof Zhejiang Province, bordering on the East China Sea. Ningbo has long beenacclaimed as a thriving commercial port and a shining pearl near the East Sea,and it has gradually grown to be a major city in the Southern part of theYangtze Delta and a key trading port in the East China. The University has fivecampuses, covering an area of over 160 hectares, with a floor space totaling560,000 square meters. The main campus, adjacent to Ningzhen Road in the northand Yongjiang River in the south, offers wide space for study and research withmagnificent buildings and pleasant lawns and greenery.

The University supplies a complete set of facilities and services forteaching, and research. Its libraries now have a CNKI Network AdministrativeService Center, and a collection of approximately 1,400,000 books. Theuniversity consisting of 19 faculties and colleges offers 65 bachelor programsand 56 master rograms. The number of its full-time undergraduate studentsamounts to 23,000 with 700 in-residency postgraduates. The number of theteaching and administrative staff reaches 2,400 of which 1300 are teachers,with 6 academicians, 188 full professors and 581 associate professors.

Ningbo University ranks among the firstgroup of universities of China to enroll students from China’s mainland andHong Kong, Taiwan and Macao. It offers mainly undergraduate programs, andsimultaneously it makes vigorous efforts to expand graduate programs, and alsooffers doctoral degrees in cooperation with other universities. Pursuing thetradition of "seeking truth from facts and applying knowledge to theservice of the nation" as its mission, the university aims to carry outsystems of credits, combination of major subjects with minor subjects andflexible study programs, and to implement the course structure with the firstblock of general education and the second block of specialty study, to bringabout quality students with broad adaptability, good knowledge, and strongcapacity.

The university is featured by its emphasis on the development ofacademic disciplines. Centering on the local economic and social development,the university has adjusted and optimized the structure of disciplines, andthis has resulted in its 13 provincial key academic disciplines and keyassisted academic disciplines, 11 municipal key academic disciplines and keyassisted academic disciplines, which bear distinct regional characteristics.The university has also made great advancements in scientific studies andsocial services. It has 2 provincial key laboratories, 12 municipal keylaboratories, and 77 institutes. It has jointly established, with the localenterprises, 3 provincial and municipal engineering and technology centers. Theacademic periodical of the university is the Journal of Ningbo University,which consists of editions of Natural Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts,and Education.

Ningbo University maintains close links and intercollegiate cooperationwith 47 well-known institutions of higher learning in Canada, Germany, France,Britain, USA, Sweden, Japan, South Korea and Australia. The success of theinternational exchanges can be exemplified by its successful China-Canadajoint-educational program and its other programs for international studentsfrom Japan and other foreign countries. It also has successful cooperation andexchanges with institutions of higher learning and educational agencies in HongKong and Taiwan. Up to now it has signed cooperative agreements with TheChinese Culture University of Taiwan, Chaoyang University of Technology,Chihlee Institute of Commerce, and Taiwan Marine University, etc.

Facing the great historical opportunity of developing higher education,Ningbo University, based on Ningbo and serving Zhejiang, is laying greateremphasis on improving its quality, raising its level, and heightening itsstatus. The University is now endeavoring to become a well-known universitywith both educational and academic excellence, not only closely linked with thelocal economic and social development and satisfying the demands of the age,but also contributing more to the economic prosperity and social development ofZhejiang and the country as a whole.