Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is located in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. It is the only multidisciplinary, research-oriented, and open university in China that simultaneously develops aviation, aerospace, and navigation engineering education and scientific research. It is subordinated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China. In 1995, it entered the “211 Project” for the first time, and entered the “985 Project” in 2001. It is a member university of the “Excellent University Alliance”. NPU makes full use of characteristics of the “three aviation” and focuses on the national strategic needs and the world’s scientific and technological frontiers, It has made significant contributions to the development of China’s national defense science and technology and national economic construction.
Historically, China’s first small drone, the first ground-effect aircraft, the first 50-kilogram underwater unmanned intelligent aircraft, and the first airborne computer were born in NPU. There are 8 national key laboratories, 2 national engineering research centers, 3 national-level international science, and technology cooperation bases, 1 national defense science and technology innovation center, 3 national and local joint innovation platforms, and 66 provincial and ministerial key laboratories and engineering centers. In the past ten years, NPU has won 35 national science and technology awards, including 4 national natural science second prizes, 1
national technical invention first prize, 12 second prizes, 5 national first prizes for
scientific and technological progress, and 13 second prizes.
NPU is the rotating chairman of the Sino-Russian Engineering University Alliance in 2016-2017 and serves as the rotating chairman of the ACNET in 2016. The international cooperation of NPU is based on “fostering a large number of international talents with international vision, international rules, and the ability to participate in international affairs and competition”.It has successively joined the “National Constructed High-level University-sponsored Graduate Programs” and “National Outstanding Undergraduate International Exchange Program”, “National Postgraduate International Exchange Program” and “Chinese Government Scholarship – University Graduate Program”. It has launched cooperative education projects with French INSA-Lyon, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Queen Mary University of London, The University of Michigan, and Sungkyunkwan University. NPU has established cooperative projects with
American universities, and receives student groups to study Chinese and Chinese culture every year. At the same time, it has developed long-term and close cooperation with the industrial sectors of Pakistan, Algeria, and other countries. Moreover, it completed a number of international education projects in Egypt, Pakistan, Algeria, and other countries. NPU hosted the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation’s “Sunshine International Summer Camp”, “The First Alliance of the First League of Three Summer Camps”, and held major events such as “International Student International Cultural Festival”, “Summer Camp” and “Winter Camp”. NPU regularly holds special recruitment fairs for international students and recommends international students to work in well-known enterprises domestically and overseas.