Key Disciplines

NUIST has a complete higher education system with undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral programs as well as post-doctoral research centers. The four disciplines of Geo-science, Engineering, Computer Science and Environmental Science and Ecology have entered top 1% ESI international discipline rankings. The discipline of Atmospheric Science ranks No. 1 in the national discipline evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education of China successively and enjoys a distinguished reputation throughout the world. In recent years, on the basis of advantageous subjects, NUIST has established a harmonious discipline system of atmospheric science, marine science, information science, environmental science, management and basic science.

Characteristic Discipline

The discipline of Atmospheric Science of NUIST was established in 1960 for the demand of meteorology cause of New China. It enrolled postgraduate students in 1978 and in 1981, it was approved to confer the first batch of master's degrees. In 1993, it was approved to confer doctoral degree. In 1999, a postdoctoral research center was established in the high-level discipline of Atmospheric Science. In 1988, the sub-discipline of Meteorology and Climatology under the discipline of Atmospheric Science was also designated as a key discipline by China Meteorological Administration. Meteorology was designated as a national key discipline in 2001. In 2006, it passed the National Key Discipline Assessment of the Tenth Five-Year Plan and was granted National Key Discipline of the 11thFive-Year Plan in 2007. In 2012, the discipline of Atmospheric Science ranked No. 1 in the third round of university discipline evaluation organized by the Ministry of Education of China. In 2017, the discipline of Atmospheric Science became a "Double First-class" construction discipline, and won the "A+" grade in the fourth round of university discipline evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education.

At present, NUIST has 6 doctoral programs, namely, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, Mathematics and History of Science and Technology. Besides, there are 22 master programs and 13 professional master programs.  

Top 1% ESI Rankings Disciplines



Computer Science

Environmental Science and Ecology

Other Disciplines in NUIST



Media and Art


Digital Media Art

Digital Media ArtSino-foreign cooperative programme

Art and Technology

Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Physics

Safety Engineering

Atmospheric Science(Sounding   Direction)

Atmospheric Science( Physics   Direction)

Geographic and Remote Sensing

Surveying and Mapping Engineering

Remote Sensing Science and Technology

Electronic and Information Engineering

Electronic Science and Technology

Electronic Information Engineering

Communication Engineering

Information Engineering

Information Technology

Marine Science

Marine Technology

Marine Science

Environmental Science and Engineering

Atmospheric Science(Environment   Direction)

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Science

Applied Chemistry

Water Supply andDrainageScience & Engineering

Environmental Science and   Engineering

Computer and Software

Computer Science and Technology

Computer Science and TechnologyEmbedded System

Software Engineering

Software Engineering(Embedded   System)

Software Engineering(Sino-foreign cooperative programme)

Natural Geography and Resources Environment

Internet of Items Engineering

Internet of Items Engineering(Embedded   System)

Information Safety

Computer science

Computer Science Software   Engineering(Sino-foreign cooperative programme)

Reading Academy

Atmospheric Science(Sino-foreign cooperative programme)

International Economics and Trade(Sino-foreign cooperative programme)

Environmental Engineering(Sino-foreign cooperative programme)

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics(Sino-foreign cooperative programme)

Applied Chemistry(Sino-foreign cooperative programme)

Jurisprudence(Sino-foreign cooperative programme)

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Information and Computing Science

Applied Statistics

Information and Computing Science(Embedded   System)

Hydrological Meteorology

Atmospheric Science( Hydrologic   Direction)

Hydrology and Water Resources   Engineering

Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering

Material Physics

Optoelectronic Information Science and Engineering


Applied Physics


Instruments Science and Technology

Electrical Engineering and Automation

Measurement and Control Technology   and Instrumentation

Measurement and Control   Technology and InstrumentationEmbedded   System

Robotics Engineering


Applied Meteorology

Agricultural Resources and Environment


Applied Meteorology

Applied Meteorology( Public Meteorology Service   Direction)

Liberal Arts


Chinese for Foreigners

Chinese Literature



Changwan Institute

Geographic Information Science(Joint education programme)

Information Technology(Joint education programme)

Environmental Science and Engineering(Joint education programme)

Agricultural Resources and   Environment(Joint education programme)

Human geography urban and rural   planning(Joint education programme)

Ecology(Joint education programme)

Remote Sensing Science &   Technology(Joint education programme)

Physical Geography and Resource   Environment(Joint education programme)

Longshan Institute

Atmospheric Sciences


Law and Politics


Public Administration

Administrative Management

Management   Engineering

Financial Engineering

Logistics Management

Information Management and   Information System

Information Management and   Information SystemEmbedded   System


Finance Management

Business Administration

International Economics and   Trade


Human Resource Management

Marketing Management