China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - ZHAO XINYING

Chi­nese uni­ver­si­ties renowned for their work in aero­nau­tics and as­tro­nau­tics: Bei­hang Univer­sity: Lo­ca­tion: Beijing. Founded in 1952, the univer­sity was the first higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tute of the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China to fea­ture teach­ing and re­search on aero­nau­tics and as­tro­nau­tics. In 1958, the univer­sity successfully de­vel­oped China’s first Beijing-2 rocket. As of 2015, the univer­sity had at least 20 aca­demics of the Chi­nese Academy of Sci­ences and the Chi­nese Academy of En­gi­neer­ing in its fac­ulty. Nan­jing Univer­sity of Aero­nau­tics and As­tro­nau­tics Lo­ca­tion: Nan­jing, Jiangsu province. Founded in 1952, the univer­sity was also among the pioneers of higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tutes the PR C es­tab­lished to nur­ture ex­per­tise and knowl­edge in the field. The univer­sity has ed­u­cated more than 150,000grad­u­ates since its es­tab­lish­ment. Amongthe grad­u­ates, at least 10 be­came aca­demics of the CAS and the CAE. The univer­sity made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess­ful de­vel­op­ment of Chang’e-3, China’s first lu­nar lan­der. North­west­ern Polytech­ni­cal Univer­sity Lo­ca­tion: Xi’an, Shaanxi province. The his­tory of the univer­sity can be traced back to 1938, when three polytech­ni­cal in­sti­tutes merged into one, the Na­tional North­west­ern Polytech­ni­cal In­sti­tute. In 1957, the in­sti­tute joined hands with Xi’an In­sti­tute of Aero­nau­tics to form the North­west­ern Polytech­ni­cal Univer­sity. In 1970, the air force en­gi­neer­ing school of the PLA Mil­i­tary En­gi­neer­ing In­sti­tute was merged into the univer­sity. Na­tional Univer­sity of De­fense Tech­nol­ogy Lo­ca­tion: Chang­sha, Hu­nan province. The univer­sity was founded in 1953 and changed its name in 1978. It is ad­min­is­trated jointly by the Min­istry of Na­tional De­fense and the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion. The School of Aero­space and Ma­te­rial En­gi­neer­ing is a ma­jor school of the univer­sity. Harbin In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy Lo­ca­tion: Harbin, Hei­longjiang province. The his­tory of the univer­sity dates back to the 1920s. The School of As­tro­nau­tics, China’s first school fo­cus­ing on re­search and train­ing in the field, was set up in 1987. Hav­ing a na­tional-level fac­ulty, two na­tional-level teach­ing bases and two na­tional key lab­o­ra­to­ries, the school is one of the largest as­tro­nau­tic schools in China.

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