In partnership with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), NPU has been granted permission by the Chinese Ministry of Education on May 20th, 2016 to establish a new Joint Educational Institution （JEI） called 'Queen Mary University of London Engineering School, NPU'. It is located in NPU’s campuses in Xi’an, China and will provide high-quality transnational bachelor degree programmes (Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering). The partnership, as a part of a wider strategy of internationalization of higher education in China, consists of the highest cultural communication system between the UK and China, and embodies the achievements that both universities have gained in the process of long-term international academic cooperation and communication in the area of Materials Science.
NPU is classed as a key university in China’s 985 and 211 Projects, and is affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. It is also a member of the “Excellent Union 9 (E9)” in China. It is a research-oriented, multi-disciplinary university with particular strengths in aeronautical, astronautical and marine engineering. The Materials discipline ranks top 3 among all National Key Disciplines in China. Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), which was established in 1887, is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. As a research-oriented university, QMUL is highly regarded internationally for Science and Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry, Law, Languages and the Arts. QMUL is ranked 9th for research quality among multi-faculty institutions in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and is included as 114th in the Times world university rankings in 2014 and 98th in the top 100 universities worldwide by the QS rankings in 2015. Materials discipline of QMUL is one of the most influential and distinct disciplines in the UK and has been rated as 5-star by the British government for many times.
Welcome to Northwestern Polytechnical University & Queen Mary University of London Engineering School, NPU