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Nanjing University

Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

# 130 QS World University Rankings 2015
21 Undergraduate programs
0 Postgraduate programs


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About Nanjing University

Nanjing University, one of China`s key comprehensive universities under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education, dates from 1902 when it was known as Sanjiang Normal School. During the following decades, it evolved as Liangjiang Normal School, Nanjing Higher Normal School, National Southeast University, the Fourth Zhongshan University, and National Central University. On August 8, 1949, National Central University was renamed National Nanjing University. In October 1950, as required by the Ministry of Education, the name was changed to Nanjing University (NJU). In 1952, due to the nationwide restructuring of colleges and universities, some academic units such as the School of Engineering and the School of Agriculture were separated from the university; meanwhile, it merged with the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Sciences of the University of Nanking founded in 1888. Its name remained while its campus moved from Sipailou to Gulou.
Today`s NJU consists of three beautiful campuses, Gulou, Pukou, and Xianlin. As a top university in China, it boasts advanced teaching and research facilities. Its current President is Dr. Chen Jun, a geochemist. Each year, the University celebrates its anniversary on May 20.



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International Students (on Gulou campus)
  1. West Garden International Students Residence Hall
    Standard Double Room:   telephone, TV, steel safe, air-conditioning, shared bathroom and common kitchen.
    Standard Double Room: telephone, TV, air-conditioning, private bathroom
    Standard Single Room:  telephone, TV, air-conditioning, private bathroom 
  2. South Garden Guesthouse
    Standard Double Room: telephone, TV, air-conditioning, private bathroom
    Standard Single Room:  telephone, TV, air-conditioning, private bathroom
International Students (on Pukou campus)
International students on Pukou campus can choose from three types of dormitory rooms (i.e., 4-bed rooms, 2-bed rooms, and 1-bed rooms), with a shared bathroom on each floor. 


Gulou Campus is located in Gulou District, at the center of Nanjing City. The main campus itself is divided into two sections by Hankou Road: North Garden, Bei Yuan, is where most teaching and research take place; and South Garden, Nan Yuan, serves as the living area for both students and academic staff.

Pukou Campus is situated in the suburban Pukou District and became part of Nanjing University in 1993. Once Pukou Campus hosted undergraduate freshmen, sophomore and junior students. In 2009, the Pukou campus became the campus of the independent Jinling College, which was founded by Nanjing University.

Xianlin Campus is located in the northeast of Nanjing, in the Xianlin Universities Town, south to Yangtse River and Qixia Mountain, east to Purple Mountain, and west to Baohua Mountain. The campus is home to undergraduate students. It was opened in September 2009. There is the stop of Nanjing University Xianlin Campus on Line 2 of Nanjing Subway, which enables Xianlin and Gulou campus to be connected through subway.

Nanjing University mainly has two campuses - Gulou and Xianlin, and there's another campus, Pukou. The distance between Gulou and Xianlin campus is about 18 kilometers.

From Nanjing Train Station (in Chinese)
By subway: Take LINE ONE (toward Olympic Stadium) from Nanjing Train Station to Zhujiang Road. The ride takes approximately 10 minutes. The fare is 2.00 RMB.
By taxi: The ride takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs about 15.00 RMB.

From Nanjing Lukou International Airport (in Chinese)
By bus and subway:
 Catch the Airport Shuttle and get off at Zhonghuamen Station. Then take subway LINE ONE (toward Mai Gao Qiao) from Zhonghuamen Station to Zhujiang Road. 
The ride from the Lukou airport to Zhonghuamen Station takes about 40 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs 25.00 RMB. The Airport Shuttle runs every 30 minutes from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm. 

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