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National University of Defense Technology
国防科学技术大学
Established 1953
Type National university
President Zhang Yulin (2008-)
Faculty 2,000 faculty members
Students 17,000
Undergraduates 11,000
Location Changsha, Hunan,  People's Republic of China
Former names Military Academy of Engineering
Changsha Institute of Technology
Website http://www.nudt.edu.cn/

National University of Defense Technology (NUDT; simplified Chinese: 国防科学技术大学traditional Chinese: 國防科學技術大學pinyin: Guófáng Kēxuéjìshù Dàxué) is a comprehensive national key university based in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

It is under the dual supervision of the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Education, designated for Project 211 and Project 985, the two national plans for facilitating the development of Chinese higher education.

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History

NUDT was originally founded in 1953 as the Military Academy of Engineering in Harbin of Heilongjiang Province. In 1970 the Academy of Engineering moved southwards to Changsha and was renamed Changsha Institute of Technology. The Institute changed its name to National University of Defense Technology in 1978.

Location

NUDT is located in the urban area of Changsha, capital city of Hunan Province in South-Central China, covering a total area of 373 hectares.

Administration

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Faculty Structure

Over 50 years later, NUDT has developed into a comprehensive university of sciences, engineering, military science, management, economics, philosophy, literature, education, law, and history. The university consists of 10 colleges, under which there are over 40 departments, institutes and laboratories, 4 national key laboratories and 1 key laboratory at the Ministry of Education level. NUDT plays a leading role in many subjects, nine of which are national key subjects. According to the National Subject Evaluation of the years 2002-2004 organized by the Ministry of Education, 5 subjects of NUDT entered the list of top 5 and its subject of Computer Science and Technology ranked first nationwide.

Staff

Now, NUDT has over 2,000 faculty members, 300 of which are professors. There are over 17,000 full time students, among which 11,000 are undergraduates, 4,000 are master's candidates, and 2,000 are doctoral candidates. NUDT offers 27 programs for undergraduates, 95 programs for master's candidates and 51 programs for doctoral candidates. Moreover, 11 post-doctoral research facilities are authorized on campus.

External links

National University of Defense Technology Official website (Chinese)


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