The School of Atmospheric Sciences at Nanjing University
The School of Atmospheric Sciences at Nanjing University is the cradle of modern meteorological education and research in China. In the 1920s, Dr. Coching Chu founded the Department of Geoscience at the National Southeast University (which later on became National Central University). The National Central University established the country's first department of meteorology in 1944, and later became part of the reorganized Nanjing University in 1952. In 1986, the Department of Meteorology was renamed the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, which was promoted to the level of college within the university and gained its current name of School of Atmospheric Sciences in 2008.
Over the years, the atmospheric science program at Nanjing University has established itself as a leading school for atmospheric science education and research, where students and researchers are inspired to seek advanced knowledge and scientific advancement and innovation and make their marks in the world. The program has been a key supplier of advanced-level research and operational meteorologists to the country, including more than 7,000 meteorological professionals, producing many professors, researchers, and outstanding operational weather forecasters. Among them are 12 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.
The school has undertaken a large number of national-level research projects, made significant contributions in basic and applied research in atmospheric sciences, and made key scientific and technological achievements in the field for national economic, social development, and national defense. Those research activities are organized through several research platforms, including
LMSWE - Key Laboratory of Mesoscale Severe Weather (Nanjing University), Ministry of Education
ICGCR - Institute for Climate and Global Change Research
CICCC - Collaborative Innovation Center for Climate Change
JirLATEST - Joint International Research Laboratory of Atmospheric and Earth System Sciences
LCPS - CMA-NJU Joint Laboratory for Climate Prediction Studies
JCARR - Joint Center for Atmospheric Radar Research of CMA/NJU
For more information visit the school's website.