Software Institute (SWI)

Established in 2002,the Software Institute (SWI) of Nanjing University (NJU) is one of the 35 national exemplary software schools approved by the Ministry of Education and the National Development and Reform Commission. Endeavored to tailor international curriculum recommendations (SE2014 and GSwE2009) to the rapidly changing landscape of Software Engineering and national conditions in China, SWI provides excellence in education for the future leaders of Chinese IT corporations, leveraging both technology and business models to advance developing economies throughout the world.  

SWI offers undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs in software engineering.


As of 2016, there are nearly 1,200 students registered in SWI with around 200 in the master and doctoral program.


Six teaching laboratories (Intel Embedded System, Cisco Network, Sun Workstation, Google Android, IBM Linux, and Baidu Testing) cover 11,000 square meters, with more than 1,000 seats in teaching laboratories.


As the “National Main Course Teaching Team in Software Engineering,” SWI has a faculty of 35, with 13 professors and 10 associate professors.


SWI faculty and students engage in research in software engineering, especially as is known in Applied Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering, and Software Testing. 

The faculty has been awarded second prizes of the National Teaching Achievement Award in 2005, 2009, and 2014, respectively. Since 2002, SWI has received all categories of educational research grants from the Chinese government.


SWI’s courses of Introduction to computing systems, Software Engineering and Computing and Operating Systems have been awarded the titles of the National High-Quality Courses, and these courses form the fundamental part of the curriculum for the Software Engineering major.


SWI curriculums aim to cultivate forward-thinking engineers, engineering managers, and business entrepreneurs and administrators with a deep understanding of professional ethics, intellectual property law, and other contemporary issues.

SWI has built good cooperation with such overseas universities as University of Maryland, University of Queensland, University of Leuven, and Waseda University and with such industrial companies as Microsoft, IBM, Google, Intel, Cisco, Sun, Oracle, HP, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. Some well-known experts from these universities and companies are also hired to teach students both in academic and engineering fields.


Feiyimin Building 4F-9F, Gulou Campus, No. 22,  Hankou Road, Nanjing, China


Tel: +86-25-83621360-933

For more information visit the institute's website

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