Located in the beautiful port city Ningbo, Ningbo University is a dynamic, young and comprehensive university with a wide range of disciplines: economics, law, education, liberal arts, history, science, engineering, agronomy, medicine and management. Established in 1986, with the first donation from Sir Yue-Kong Pao, it has been developed into one of the key institution of higher learning of Zhejiang Province.
The university has five campuses, covering an area over 3000 acres, with a floor space totaling 790,000 square meters. The main campus, adjacent to Feng Hua Road in the north and Yongjiang River in the south, offers wide space for study and research with magnificent buildings and pleasant lawns and greenery. The university supplies a complete set of facilities and services for teaching, and research. Its libraries now have a CNKI Network Administration Service Center, and a collection of approximately 3,310,000 books. It has 8 affiliated hospitals and 8 hospitals for internship.
The university focuses on the Research and Development and acquires various resources from the central, provincial and municipal governments. Its short-term goal is becoming a teaching and research orientated university.
During the eleventh Five-Year Plan, The number of projects funded by central government increases from 33 to 62, the total annual fund for research rose from 0.1885 billion to 0.3 billion RMB.
It also achieved 5 National Sci-Tech Progress Awards (second class), which includes ‘the innovation and industrialization of key technology for sea-water active bait and swelling-feeding’, ‘the R&D and industrialization of energy-saving equipment for drinking-water advanced-treatment’, ‘ innovation and application of key technology for wireless media telecommunicating transition and terminal system’ etc.
12 Ministerial Natural Science Awards (first class) and Zhejiang Provincial Sci-Tech Awards (first class), and many Ningbo Municipal Sci-Tech Awards (first class) were achieved by Ningbo University during this period of time.
The university consists of 19 faculties and colleges offers 6 PhD programs, 135 master programs and 71 bachelor programs. The number of its full-time undergraduate students amounts to 25,000 with 4000 in-residency postgraduates, 400 international students and 15400 part-time students. The number of teaching and administrative staff reaches 2330 of which more than 1300 are teachers, with 5 academicians, 283 full professors and 507 associate professors.
There are 5 courses are qualified as the national excellent courses including English, Sports-biology, Anthropotomy, Economics Law, P.E. Economics. 6 programs including Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Aquaculture, English, Computer Science, Law, Physical Education are ranked as the national brand characteristic programs. During the eleventh Five-year Plan, the university achieved 2 national awards for teaching (second class) and also built up many ministerial and provincial level labs for teaching: