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Nanjing University

Sincerity with Aspiration, Perseverance with Integrity

Nanjing University, located in the historic city of Nanjing, has played a significant role in the development of China for over 120 years. Since its establishment in 1902, it has reached numerous milestones. As one of the nation’s oldest comprehensive universities, Nanjing University consistently ranks among the top universities in China and remains at the forefront of Chinese higher education.

Nanjing University excels in cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary cooperation, aiming to address global challenges. Noted for its achievements in research, the university has played a leading role in the international academic community, exploring ideas that shape history.

Today, the University’s abbreviation “NJU” reinterprets the school beyond its well-known acronym. It not only stands for Nanjing University, but also stands for “Now Join Us,” and to promote a joint future together, “New Journey United.” We look forward to joining hands with you on this new journey towards the betterment of the nation, the world, and humanity, as well as the realization of a community with a shared future for mankind!

Key Facts

  • Founded in 1902
  • C9 League University (top 9 Chinese research university by China Ministry of Education)
  • 133rd by QS World University Rankings
  • 20 disciplines rank top 1% worldwide in ESI Rankings
  • 2,214 Professors
  • 9,430 Doctoral students
  • 18,103 Master students
  • 4 campuses
  • 15 national key laboratories, research centres and platforms

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