Ningbo University of Technology (NBUT) was founded in 1983 by Ningbo Municipal Government，it covers an area of 1,055,672 square meters and comprises Cuibai Campus, Fenghua Campus and Hangzhou Bay Campus. The University boasts 10 subordinate schools, 42 undergraduate specialties, 790 full-time teachers of whom 71 with professorship, 258 with associate professorship and 310 with doctorate degrees, and it currently has 13,470 full-time undergraduate students.
NBUT aims to cultivate effective and creative senior engineers and scholars with idea of “integrating knowledge into actions” In 2010, NBUT was listed as one of the first group of universities which implement “Outstanding Engineers Cultivation Program” by the Ministry of Education. Now the pilot majors include Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Computer Science and Technology, Electronic and Information Engineering, Material Modeling and Control Engineering. Three majors including Architecture, Chemical Engineering and Techniques, Mechanical Design and Manufacture and Automation have been listed as the first CDIO trial majors. In 2014 NBUT became the CouncilChairman Unit of the first "Yangtze River Delta Applied Undergraduate Universities Union", and became one of the first batch of 10 pilot demonstration Applied Universities ofZhejiang Province in 2015.
NBUT boasts excellent conditions for offering education with complete and excellent infrastructure. At present, it has various equipment and instruments for teaching and research with a total value of 289.97 million RMB and nearly 1.46 million copies of books in the library. By combining introduction and cultivation, the 100-talent-amassed Project and the 100-talent-cultivated Project have been initiated by the University, in the hope of upgrading the teaching faculty in terms of ethical conduct, acute expertise and vital spirit. So far, there has been a competent faculty available, of whom 42% have been conferred upon full or associate professorships, 38.5% the doctor’s degrees, and 85% the master’s degrees or above. By the end of 2017, more than 170 teachers have the experiences of overseas study or research for more than 3 months.
NBUT lays great emphasis on specialties construction, and adheres to the principle of engineering prominent multi-disciplinary development. Persistently oriented towards the needs of the market, majors in the University are geared for developing local economy. The University constantly improves the level of specialties construction, makes a good job of dominant specialties and characteristic specialties, fully implements “5+5 teaching quality promotion project”. There are now 6 provincial key disciplines, 5 municipal key laboratories and engineering centers. Besides, key majors in the university include: 1 national specialized major, 4 pilot majors listed in the “Outstanding Engineers Cultivation Program”, 4 provincial key majors, 4 provincial dominant majors, 5 provincial model centers of experimental teaching, 4 municipal key majors, 4 municipal specialized majors, etc.
NBUT strengthens scientific research base and team construction, vigorously carries out applied research and scientific development, inwardly research groups of various kinds are set up for inter-disciplinary studies while outwardly efforts are made to introduce the ever-improving research capacity of the University. At present, there are altogether 6 municipal-level research institutes, 17 co-built ones with enterprises and public-sector institutions, 14 university-level ones, and 16 research groups. In 2016, relevant research funds totaled more than 50 million RMB, with 12 national-level projects and 29 provincial-level projects approved, 461 academic papers and 100 monographs published, and 68 patents granted. The University actively carries forward integration of industry, academia and research and has yielded great results for the application of research achievements.
NBUT actively carries out “Dual Cooperation” project with famous universities or research institutes. It has been continually in joint cultivation of undergraduates with Tongji University, East China University of Science and Technology, joint cultivation of graduates with Jilin University, Taiyuan University of Technology, Chang’an University, etc. By the end of 2017, NBUT had boasted 67 doctoral supervisors and master’s supervisors, who had jointly instructed 52 doctorate candidates and nearly 183 postgraduates. A regular number of over 50 postgraduates stay on campus. Geared for serving the local economy, NBUT has been adjusted to the demand of local social and economic development, and has vigorously sought cooperation with the local governmental departments, enterprises and public-sector institutions, claiming to be “the talent reservoir” and “the push starter” of the social undertakings. An intense cooperation with the local government has been propelled. The University has gained a strategic cooperation with Jiangbei District, Cixi City, Transportation Committee of Ningbo Municipal Government, Hangzhou Bay New Zone, Xiangshan County Government and so on. By establishing Beilun Technology Transferring Center of NBUT, and then Ji Shigang Technology Transferring Center of NBUT, Xiangshan Research Institute of NBUT, it offers great intellectual support to help upgrade and transform local enterprises, and thus develop local economy.
NBUT attaches great importance to the development of education internationalization, and has established long-term cooperation with 95 higher education institutions in 29 countries (regions). In 2011, NBUT started the joint Bachelor’s Program of Accounting with Delaware State University in the USA, and a total of 248 graduates received two degrees from both universities from 2015 to 2017. in 2017, another joint program in Information and Computing Science with West Virginia State University started enrolling students. NBUT also operates a Confucius classroom in Grenada. Through continuous collaboration with foreign partners, NBUT aims to be a distinctive and distinguished university of engineering and technology serving the local economy.