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Nanjing University of Information and Technology

Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
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Student population Large (More than 10,000)
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About Nanjing University of Information and Technology

Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, is formerly known as the Meteorology College of Nanjing University. It was established in 1960 by the China Meteorological Administration, then had their name changed to Nanjing Institute of Meteorology in May, 1963. Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology is the oldest institution of higher learning of meteorology science in China.

China Meteorological Administration of the Jiangsu province took over the university's administration in February, 2000. Its present name of Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology was adopted in May, 2004 with authorization by Jiangsu Government and the Ministry of Education of PRC.

The university offers Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degree programs in areas including Atmospheric Science, Information Science and Technology, Environmental Science, Engineering, management, literature, economics, laws and agriculture. Currently, the university has over 30,000 undergraduates and more than 1,100 full-time teachers, including one Academician from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and four experts of the “1000 Talent Plan”. Almost 70% of the full-time teachers have senior professional titles or doctor’s degrees.

The university has a batch of key disciplines in both state and provincial levels and some brand and characteristic majors in China and Jiangsu Province. There are now 50 undergraduate majors covering the 8 main subject categories, namely science, engineering, management, literature, economics, law, agriculture and art.  So far, more than 50,000 students have graduated from the university. The degrees granted are widely recognized by many countries such as the US, the UK and Canada.

The university has been actively taking part in key research programs on national meteorological field for a long time and plays an important role in its basic research. Hundreds of scientific and technological rewards both on national and provincial levels have been awarded to the university. In recent years, there is a rapid development in philosophy and social science in the university and several awards on ministerial and provincial level were awarded.

Sticking to the guideline of open development, collaborative innovation and fast promotion and overall improvement, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology promotes discipline construction, faculty development, talent cultivation, scientific research and international cooperation. Furthermore, concerted efforts to improve its comprehensive capacity and operational abilities will be made so as to actively serve the economic and social development of Jiangsu and China’s meteorological cause and to make Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology a well-known first-class key university in China.

Campus information

Located on the north of Yangtse River and in the heart of the Industrial Zone of Nanjing High Technology. Occupying an area of 140 hectares, the university now has a floor area of almost 679,000 square meters for various uses.

The university consists of 22 schools and colleges:

  • Binjiang College
  • College of Adult Education
  • Technical College for Professional Training
  • Yue Jiang Academy
  • The Department of Atmospheric Science
  • College English Department
  • Department of Electronic Engineering
  • Law Department
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology
  • Department of Economics and Trade
  • Department of Spatial Information Science
  • Mathematics Department
  • Foreign Languages Department
  • The Department of Physics
  • Department of Information Management
  • Department of Information and Communications Technologies
  • Department of Applied Meteorological Science
  • The Department of Chinese Language and Literature
  • The Department of Resource, Environment and City-rural Planning
  • College of International Education (for foreign students)

There are 20 provincial and ministerial scientific research institutions which include:

  • the Collaborative Innovation Center on Forecast and Evaluation of Meteorological Disasters
  • the Key Laboratory of Meteorological Disaster co-funded by the Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Province
  • the Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment of China Meteorological Administration
  • the Research Base of Talent Cultivation of Jiangsu Province
  • China Institute of Manufacturing Industry Development
  • Academic Institute of Climate Change and Public Policy
  • one international training center

International Transportation

  • By Airplane:
    • Student may choose to fly to the nearest international airport: Nanjing Lukou International Airport. Or Fly to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (more routes provided) for transition by high speed railway (approximately 90 minutes)to Nanjing.
  • By Railway:
    • Student who travels by normal speed train arrives at Nanjing Railway Station (near Xuanwu Lake).
    • Student who travels by high speed train arrives at Nanjing South Railway Station (in Jiangning District of Nanjing).

Local Transportation

  • Once students arrive at Nanjing, the most efficient, economical and comfortable way to get to NUIST campus is by taxi. There are special areas in the international airport and train station to take taxi.


The option of a Double Room is available for International Students.

  • Accommodation fee (CNY): ¥400 per month, per person.
  • Facilities: Air conditioner, phone, private bathroom, furniture, Internet access, water heater, public washer


Courses available 36

Accounting & Finance 4 Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 13 Business, Management 4 Computer Science, IT 4 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 5 Humanities & Social Sciences 4


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