Northwest University (China)

Northwest University (Chinese: 西北大学; pinyin: Xīběi Dàxué) is a public university located in Xi’an, China. Co-funded by the Ministry of Education of China and Shaaxi Provincial Government, it is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. It was founded in 1902 as one of the oldest educational institutions in Northwest China. It is a Chinese state Double First Class University Plan university identified by the Ministry of Education of China.

Presently, Northwest University has 11 colleges, 33 departments, 63 Bachelor’s and Associate’s programs, with a total enrollment of 18,000 students, including roughly 2,000 graduate students and 1,000 international students. It stresses intensive international academic and personnel exchanges. Since the start of the Chinese economic reform in 1978, it has established cooperation and exchange relations with nearly 30 institutions of higher education of scientific research in the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and The Philippines.

In 2017, Times Higher Education ranked the university within the 801-1000 band globally.