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Bringing in international talents is an important part of raising the level of Nanjing University’s internationalization. The Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges is the university’s department responsible for hosting international specialists coming to work or visit, including helping them with their visa procedures and helping hosting schools and departments with funding applications. In 2015, the university hosted a total of 1,443 person-times of international specialists, including 135 person-times on long terms and 1,308 on short terms. Up to now, the university has appointed 56 honorary professors, of whom 22 are Nobel Laureates.
The office has several programs for international specialists, including the High-Level International Expert Program, the National Key Intelligence Introduction Program and the University Key Intelligence Introduction Program.
The office also helps international specialists with matters concerning their daily life and work, such as applications for campus cards and net IDs, and accommodation arrangement on campus.
“The Belt and Road” Specialist Invitation Program in Education, Science, Culture and Health Service
High-Level International Expert Program
Talks with Nobel Laureates
Program for Inviting Prestigious Professors from Overseas
Program for Inviting Young Talents from Overseas
“Nanyong” Lecture Hall Project for Prestigious Scholars from Overseas
Program of Specialist Invitation for Joint Research
Specialist Invitation Program in Subject Teaching
Specialist Invitation Program in Language Teaching
This program provides funds for specialists and specialist teams from countries along the Belt and Road corrider to come to China to conduct their research, including research cooperation, cultural and people-to-people communication, talent cultivation, think tank construction and research on country-specific policies. The program gives its key support to international specialists working long-term in China’s universities and colleges. In principle, a specialist who receives such funding should be under 65 years of age (70 in special cases) and should work at least 3 months each year.
Centering on the needs of key industries and fields in China’s socio-economic development, this program focuses on inviting leading scientists, economists, management talents, innovation and entrepreneurial talents who can make contributions to breakthroughs in key technology, hi-tech industries, new disciplines and national economy. In principle, an expert on this program should be under 65 years of age and should work at least 30 days each year.
This program funds schools and departments in inviting Nobel Prize winners to come to exchange with students. Its aim is combining the bringing in of important international talent resources with the promotion of science spirit of the young students.
A professor on this program should be a scholar of non-Chinese citizenship with globally-recognized accomplishments in a certain discipline or professional field. The program does not cover scholars from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwai, or from China proper but with permanent overseas residency. The professor on this program should work in China proper for at least 60 days in total each year. The program provides rolling support, with a funding circle of 5 years at most.
This program provides funds for the China-based post-doctoral research by international young talents. A scholar on this program should be no more than 35 years of age; should be of non-Chinese citizenship; should have received a doctoral degree of an overseas university within the past year; and should be able to conduct post-doctoral research in China proper for no less than 20 months within the next 2 years.
This project is aimed at enlivening the academic atmosphere and promoting academic communication, cooperation and innovation. It encourages schools and departments to invite well-known overseas scholars (with a title of associate professor or above) to give state-of-the-art lectures at Nanjing University. The support of the project ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 yuan for each lecture.
This program provides funds for the invitation of international specialists for Nanjing-University-based joint research in the existing research projects of the provincial or ministerial level or above. It requires a signed agreement that sets clear the content of work and the remuneration, and it remits payment according to the fulfillment of the agreement.
This program provides funds for the engagement of international specialists (with a doctoral degree or a title of associate professor or above) who have made certain academic achievements in their fields. A specialist on this program should teach one or two courses in the specialty with English or Chinese as the medium of instruction and should work at Nanjing University for no less than one semester.
This is a regular program of the university. It engages international language specialists (with a master’s degree or a professional title of lecturer or above) who have over 2 years of related work experience. A specialist on this program is expected to work in the university for at least a school year.
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Also see Programs for High-Level Foreign Experts (“1000-Plan”).