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Xidian University, Xi'an, China
Xidian (Trademark of the Regents of the Xidian University)
Motto unity, diligence, pragmatism, and creativity
Established in 1931 in Ruijin (瑞金), Jiangxi, China, as the Radio School of the Central Military Committee (中央军委无线电学校)
Type Public
Faculty 1,536
Staff 2,860
Undergraduates 20,884
Postgraduates 6,712
Doctoral students 1,242
Location Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Campus Urban, 260 acres (2.6 km²)

Xidian University (西安电子科技大学) is a university located in Xi'an, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China. The university is regarded by some as having strong science and engineering programs.

Xidian University is among an elite class of institutes for higher education selected nationally as part of China's State educational development project labeled "211". Xidian is a key national university dedicated primarily to electronic technology and information which is integrated with a wide range of academic subjects including engineering, physical science, social science, foreign languages and business management. In many years since Xidian University was founded in 1931, it has grown rapidly in both size and prestige. Now it has become a base of education and high-tech research in the field of electronic information.



The university was founded in 1931 in Ruijin (瑞金), Jiangxi as the Radio School of the Central Military Committee (中央军委无线电学校). It was the first technical school established by the Communist Party of China. Later, the school was moved from Zhangjiakou, Hebei to Xi'an in 1958. It was one of the first 20 national key universities in 1959. It was renamed the People's Liberation Army Institute of Telecommunication Engineering (中国人民解放军军事电信工程学院) in 1960. In 1966, it was renamed Northwest Institute of Telecommunication Engineering (西北电讯工程学院), and was no longer a military institute. In 1988, its name was changed to the current one.

Ranking and Performance

In the 2006 Ranklist of Chinese University Engineering Programs, the Telecommunications Engineering in Xidian University ranked No.1, the Electronic Engineering ranked No.2 and the Information Security Technology ranked No.1.

In the 2009 Ranklist of Chinese UniversityPrograms, the Telecommunications Engineering in Xidian University ranked No.2, the Electronic Engineering ranked No.1, the Signal Processing ranked No.1.

Academic Structure

Xidian University is organized into 15 schools: Telecommunications, Electronic Engineering, Computing, Technical Physics, Mechno-Electronic, Management, Science, and Humanities. Xidian has established a College for Continuing Education and a Graduate School for postgraduate studies. It offers over 23 specialties for undergraduates and postgraduates.


Xidian University is home to 30,000 students, with over 7,000 postgraduates and over 20,000 undergraduates. The faculty of Xidian University, numbering over 2800, constitutes 1500 academic and technical staff. A team of 8 academician of the China Academy of Sciences, 53 Ph.D. advisors and over 600 senior degree staff make up the professional staff. Young and middle age holders of doctoral and master's degrees compose 40% of the faculty.

Xidian University has been accredited to grant doctoral degrees for 11 doctoral programs, grant master's degrees for 26 master's programs, and establish national level interdisciplinary education for electric and electronic engineering. Xidian has the approval to examine and designate professors and advisors to doctoral students.

Research Strengths

Xidian University has a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research as is demonstrated by the number and variety of its study facilities. They include: [four national laboratories] and over 30 research institutes and research centers. The facilities of 75 research laboratories, a multimedia video-audio center, training workshops and 4 experimental centers are essential for teaching. About 80% of faculty hold positions in the research activities. Xidian's library has an inventory of over one million books. The computer communications network of the university provides access to national and international universities.

National Key Laboratories: As one of the major academic research centers in China, Xidian University possesses a range of state- of -the -art facilities to support teaching and research. Some of them are provided centrally as National Key Laboratories. These include:

Research Institutes: Xidian University's distinguished reputation in research is reflected in the strength of its current research institutes and their activities. Xidian University's particular feature of research is the number, variety and vigor of its multi-disciplinary research team. This team consists of the following research institutes:

  • Institute of Information Science
  • Institute of Information Security and Privacy
  • Institute of Signal and Data Processing
  • Institute of Software Engineering
  • Institute of Computer Peripherals
  • Institute of Multimedia
  • Institute of Electronic CAD
  • Institute of Microelectronics
  • Institute of Antennas and EM Scattering


Xidian University is located in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. Its campus has beautiful surroundings and complete facilities. Xi'an, an ancient cultural city in China, served intermittently as the capital of eleven dynasties. It has many historical remains. The Terra-Cotta Army has earned the name of the Eighth Wonder of the World. Xi'an is the ideal city to study Chinese culture and history.

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The spirit of Xidian University is unity, diligence, pragmatism, and creativity. The future goal of Xidian University is to build Xidian University into a first rate national university with its academic status recognized internationally by featuring electronics and information. At the same time, Xidian will be combining, coordinating, and developing engineering and physics as part of the enhancement project "211" within the next 10+ years.


The current president is Duan Baoyan (段宝岩).

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