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Nanjing University

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China Business Program Nanjing University (NU) is one of the top universities in China, with beautiful campuses and modern teaching and research facilities. The university is one of China's key comprehensive universities administrated by the Ministry of Education, and is located in Nanjing, the ancient capital of six dynasties.

This 100-year-old university has an outstanding quality of education and excellent facilities. Its 16 schools and 36 departments offer a full range of courses at all levels. The university also houses 11 national training bases for research and teaching personnel in basic sciences and liberal arts, and three bases for humanities and social science research appraised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

A great place to live, with a peaceful and beautiful campus, Nanjing University has countless social activities which are fully open to overseas students. The university celebrates its anniversary on May 20 of each year.

Learn Chinese at Top Chinese Universities Today, Nanjing University consists of two campuses, one in Gulou and the other in Pukou, with a total area of nearly 600 acres. The Gulou campus is itself 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 a residential area for both students and academic staff.

The newer Pukou campus rests in the suburban Pukou District and became part of Nanjing University in 1993. Pukou campus hosts undergraduate freshmen, sophomore and junior students and is connected with the main campus by both shuttle bus and public transportation.

In its history of more than 100 years, Nanjing University has cultivated a great number of prominent and learned figures, having thus contributed much to China's revitalization and development. Nanjing University has been at the forefront of developments in teaching and research in China, and was the first institution in the country to adopt student-centered teaching methods.As well as being the first co-educational Chinese university, Nanjing was also the first Chinese university to provide doctoral education. The school has been a pioneer in many fields in China, such as literature, art, history, philosophy, religion, sociology, biology, astronomy, physics, geoscience, computer science, and business studies.

Study at Chinese UniversitiesSince China's reform and opening up, Nanjing University has gradually developed multi-disciplinary programs in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technological sciences, life sciences, modern engineering and management. With its multi-disciplinary structure and highly qualified faculty, Nanjing University is one of the leaders in education among Chinese institutions of higher learning.

Nanjing University has made remarkable achievements in personnel training. At present, the university has over 41,600 students. Moreover, seven graduates of Nanjing University have won the American President's Awards.

Nanjing University is one of the most active universities in China in terms of its international academic exchanges. Since 1979, it has set up links with more than 180 universities and institutions in nearly 30 countries, employed over 1,800 foreign scholars to teach and give lectures, held more than 120 international conferences, and more than 2,500 teachers have been sent abroad to pursue higher degrees and conduct research. Over the years, more than 6,000 international students have studied at the university.

Nobel Prize laureates have been conferred Honorary Doctorates or Honorary Professorship by the university, while a large number of world famous statesmen, scientists and social activists, such as former US President George Bush, former French President Francois Mitterrand, and former Australian Prime Minister Robert Hawk have also visited Nanjing University.

In the new century, Nanjing University's aim is to carry forward its traditions and further its reforms through research and renovations, to become a comprehensive, research-oriented and internationalized world-class university.

Programs 

Nanjing University has top teaching, research and experimental facilities such as the Analysis Center, the Network and Information Center, and the Educational Technology Center. Other faculties include: Ancient Chinese Literature, Regional and National Histories of the World, Theoretical Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physico-chemistry, Astrophysics, Economic Geology-Geochemistry Petrology, Structural Geology, Hydrogeology and Engineering, Synoptic Dynamics, Botany and other programs as befitting a high-class comprehensive university.

In the Chinese Department, specialized teachers are responsible for an average of 15 students per class. Students are divided into five different streams reflecting their level of proficiency in Chinese, which will be tested on entering the university. Short-term classes are available from May to August, lasting between two to twelve weeks, as well as the university's semester and year-long courses, which begin every Spring and Fall.

Core Chinese classes cover aspects of language learning like speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, and newspaper reading. There are also 20 optional elective courses which students can choose from to deepen their understanding of Chinese arts and culture, which include tai chi, calligraphy, Chinese painting, minority culture, religion, film appreciation, and more.

Core classes take place from 8 am C 12 pm Monday to Friday and sometimes with two afternoons (2 C 4 pm) also set aside for these classes. Optional elective classes are normally taught in the afternoons.

Teachers 

There are 2002 full-time teachers in Nanjing University, 697 of whom are full or associate professors. Many of the members of the teaching team at Nanjing University are distinguished and leading figures in their respective academic fields. Nanjing University has 27 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, three academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, fouracademicians of the Third World Academy of Sciences, and 626 doctoral supervisors.

There are about 35 teachers in the Chinese department teaching Chinese to international students. Teachers are highly trained, rich in experience and certified to teach Chinese as a second language.

Campus Facilities 

Library

Founded in 1902, Nanjing University library was expanded in 1979 and covers an area of 20,000 square meters, with 130 staff members. Nanjing University provides a good environment for teaching and research, with about 1,000,000 people using the library every year. Currently, the library has over 4.29 million volumes in its collection, among which are many valuable ancient books, local histories, and rare editions. There are ten reading rooms, with 1,300 seats for readers. Inter-library loans, online databases, digital archives and electronic periodicals in Chinese and more than 20 foreign languages are available. The library opens everyday from 8 am C 10 pm.


Recreation Facilities

There is a volleyball court on campus and a gym in the international students' living area.


Laundry

Laundry facilities are available in the student dormitories. Dry-cleaning services may be found off campus.


Money & Banking

Banking facilities and ATMs are available on campus, including a branch of the Bank of China for cash withdrawal from international bank accounts. A range of services are available for international students, from opening bank accounts, to money transfers and foreign currency exchanges.


Medical Care

Nanjing University Hospital serves university students and staff members, as well as the local community. It is a comprehensive hospital with experienced doctors and nurses and advanced medical equipment. The hospital is open 24 hours daily.


Food & Groceries

Nanjing University has a number of grocery stores on campus, and there are several canteens serving different styles of food daily at very reasonable prices.


Postal Services

A post office is located inside the university, from which students can send and receive mail and packages from all over the world.

Accommodation 

On-campus student accommodation is available as based on single or double occupancy. All rooms have standard amenities including air-conditioning, TV, telephone, bathroom, one or two beds, desks and chairs. There are also restaurants, an internet caf, a gym, washing machines, as well as self-study classrooms located inside the dormitory building.

Location 

Shuttle buses from the university run into the city center every day, including weekends and public holidays.

Distance from the airport: 40 minutes by taxi or airport shuttle

Distance from the train station: 15 minutes by taxi or bus

 
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