Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) is a university located in Nanjing, Jiangsu province,China. It was established in October 1952. In Chinese, the university name is sometimes shortened to Nanhang (南航). The university is operated by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and is one of China’s leading universities on research and education. It is regarded as one of the top engineering universities in China and also has a great influence on China’s aerospace industry
Since 1952, NUAA has evoloved from a teaching-oriented university to a research-oriented university and currently administrated by the Commission of National Defense Science, Technology and Industry.
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics mainly offers courses in science and engineering and strives for the coordinated development in applied science, management, humanities and social sciences with the combined features of aeronautics, civil aviation and astronautics. It is among the nation’s first institutions of higher learning authorized to grant degrees of Doctor, Master and Bachelor. In 1996 it succeeded in becoming one of the national top 100 key universities for the 21st century (China’s 211 Project). It is subordinated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China.