Located in the ancient capital of Nanjing, Nanjing University and its predecessors have taken responsibility for the country and the nation during its development of over 100 years. Committed to the prosperity of the nation and the advancement of science, Nanjing University makes significant contributions to the revitalization of China.
Especially since the Reform and Opening-up, Nanjing University has seized this historic opportunity and gained vitality. Maintaining good momentum in teaching, research, social service as well as cultural inheritance and innovation, Nanjing University ranks among the top of China’s universities.
Based on the principle of cultivating talents, Nanjing University has nurtured excellence for the nation during different historical stages. They have made remarkable contributions and achievements in different fields. Since the Reform and Opening-up, Nanjing University has made advancements in educational reform and developed many important theories of education and teaching, which are of significant effects on higher education at home and abroad. At present, Nanjing University is going on with reform of innovative talents training mechanism, and striving to cultivate leading and top-notch innovative talents equipped with creativity, practical ability and global perspective ready to lead the way in all sectors of society.
The predecessor of Nanjing University was renowned for its scientific achievements. An emphasis on investigation and seeking truth have run through the history of its development and became the most important characteristic of this university. Generations of NJUers have worked diligently and made numerous excellent scientific achievements, gaining reputation in national and international academic circles. Guided by the principle of “carrying out fundamental research which leads the international academia, carrying out applied research which meets the national strategic demands and makes for economic development, and remaining committed to solving major theoretical and practical issues concerning national interest and people’s livelihood,” Nanjing University is striving to adjust the layout of scientific research, strengthen scientific research organizations, and comprehensively improve the ability and level of original research so as to develop Nanjing University into an important scientific research center in China.
Since its establishment at the beginning of the last century, Nanjing University has been one of the most active universities in China in international communication and cooperation. It has established close collaborations with many first-class universities and high-level scientific research institutions around the world. Among them is the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, which was established in the 1980s, has been successfully run for over 30 years. The program has produced many backbone talents for Sino-US relations and exerted a notable influence both at home and abroad. In this new age of international relations, Nanjing University is pushing ahead with wide-ranging and multiple international communication and cooperation projects in order to promote education internationalization.
Nanjing University has now entered into its second hundred years of development. All NJUers will maintain a high spirit and a low profile to thoroughly carry out the instruction of “the First Nanjing University” proposed by President Xi Jinping. Focusing on connotative development and features of Nanjing University, let’s make arduous efforts to build NJU into a world-class university early and make greater contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!
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