Study in NBU
Ningbo University is a dynamic, young and comprehensive university
rising along with Chinas reform and opening up to the world. It is a
public university with support from overseas Ningboese. In 1986, the
university was founded with generous donation from Sir Yue-kong Pao, an
overseas compatriot of Ningbo origin and a global tycoon in shipping.
Deng Xiaoping autographed the name of Ningbo University. At its early
stage of development, the university gained great assistance from such
renowned universities in China as Zhejiang University, Fudan University,
University of Science and Technology of China, Peking University and
Hangzhou University. In 1996, a new Ningbo university was established on
the basis of the amalgamation of the three former individual
institutes, namely, Ningbo University, Ningbo Teachers College and
Zhejiang Aquatic College (Ningbo campus).
Ningbo University has five campuses, Located in the Higher Education
(North) zone, the main campus of NBU covers an area of over 180
hectares, with a floor space totaling 780,000 square meters. The
university supplies a complete set of facilities and services for
teaching and research. Its libraries now have a CNKI Network
Administrative Service Center, and a collection of approximately
2,500,000 books. In addition, it has 8 well-equipped attached hospitals.
With a wide range of disciplines: economics, law, education, liberal
arts, history, science, engineering, agronomy, medicine and management,
the university consists of 19 faculties and colleges, offering 3
doctoral programs, 62 master programs and 71 bachelor programs.
In 1992, Ningbo University was approved the first priority in
recruitment of top-layer students. In 2000, it was listed as a key
institute of higher education in Zhejiang Province. In 2003, it was
awarded "Excellence" by the MOE after strict evaluation. In 2005, it
numbered more than 50 master programs. In 2006, it won a second prize of
National Scientific Progress Award, a first prize of Science Award
granted by MOE, and 2 State Key Courses. In 2007, the university was
authorized to recruit doctoral applicants in Engineering Mechanics,
Telecommunication and Information System, and Aquaculture.
Ningbo University has been attaching great attention to the development
of international cooperation and exchanges. Up to now, the university
has maintained close links and intercollegiate cooperation with 73
well-known institution of higher learning in Canada,Germany, France,
Britain, USA, Sweden, Japan, South Korea and Australia.
Ningbo University was qualified by MOE to recruit international students
sponsored by government scholarships. It offers a variety of education
programs for foreign students, ranging from short-term Chinese language
training to Undergraduate and Postgraduate study. Till now, Over 1,200
international students from about 50 countries and areas have benefited
from these well-designed programs.