Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST) is a nationalization university with international influence. It has at least 30,000 full-time undergraduates, and nearly 70% of thousands of full-time teachers having senior professional titles or doctor degree. Besides, it has a batch of national and provincial key subjects, national characteristics professionals and Jiangsu Province brand professionals. In recent years, the university has formed the core of Atmospheric Science, the key subjects of the information science and technology, environmental science and engineering and multidisciplinary coordinated development of the discipline system.
Attending major project research work of the national meteorological field is the important power of the metrological science basic research of NUIST. During the Eleventh Five-Year Plan period, the school teachers had overtaken 1150 various kinds of research projects, including 240 national projects ----- one major national scientific research plan, three projects of national key basic research and development program, two projects of the national science and technology support plans to issue, one item of international technical project, two key points of the national natural science funds, 132 items of youth fund project and 13 items R&D Special Fund for Public Welfare Industry, and all kinds of foreign research projects. In this period, the fund of the scientific research project is $192.9063 million, including $131.7439 million of the longitudinal research funds and $61.1624 million of the horizontal scientific research fund. Individual research project has 32 items with the fund over a million.
In the eleventh five-year plan period, the school has published 4615 academic papers-----241 SCI articles, 176 SCIE articles. In 2009, a scientific research with our school for the first sign of unit published in “Science”. In 2011, Professor Li Zhanqing as the overseas Dean of Atmospheric Physics Institute published a high-quality paper in “Nature” which has attracted the common attention from domestic and abroad.
During the past 5 years, whether the application or authorized number, our school has the tendency of increasing at a fast rate. The applications of patent are 414, including 270 applications of the invention patent. The authored numbers are 98, including 29 invention patent licenses.
NUIST has widely organized the international communications and cooperation, establishing the scientific research, personnel training relations of cooperation with many foreign universities and institutions. In 1993, the World Meteorological Organization established “the world meteorological organization regional training center” in the university. NUIST also has hosted 32 various international and domestic meetings; organized academic conferences, science and technology, and high-level lectures; hosted 8 summer schools and trained 3000 students.
The academic journal “Journal of Nanjing Institute of Meteorology” founded in September 1978 and it has become an important window to show the scientific research achievements of our school. In Jun 2009, “Journal of Nanjing Institute of Meteorology” was renamed as “Transactions of Atmospheric Sciences”. At the same time, “Journal of Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (Natural Science Edition)” and “Yuejiang Academic Journal” were formally published.