Nanchang University is a national university situated in Nanchang, the provincial capital city of Jiangxi province, which is located on the south of the Yangtze River. Jiangxi is famous as the home of porcelain (china). Nanchang university dates from Jiangxi Public Medical College and National Chung-cheng University, which were founded in 1921 and 1940 respectively. Later on,Jiangxi University merged with Jiangxi Industrial University to set up Nanchang University in 1993, which created a precedent for the reform of the national higher education system. In 1997,Nanchang University was listed as one of the national key universities of the "211 project", which is a joint cooperation project of the People's Governmement of Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. In 2005, Nanchang University and Jiangxi Medical College merged to form the new Nanchang University, unveiling a new page in school reform and development. Therefore, the new Nanchang University continued its tradition of higher education began in 1921 in the 21st century.
Over the years, the central Government, the Ministry of Education, and Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government have attached great important to the construction and development of Nanchang University. Several national leaders, such as the former President of China Jiang Zemin, and the current President of China Xi Jinping have successively visited Nanchang University. When President Xi Jinping inspected the university, he was deeply affectionate and said "Nanchang University has unlimited prospects." Also, State Councilor Liu Yandong expects Nanchang University to be a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.
Nanchang University consists of five campuses: Qian-Hu Main campus; Qingshan-Hu; Dong-Hu; Poyang-Hu and Fuzhou campus. And it has the whole area of more than 534 hectares.
Its main campus is located at Qian-Hu, Nanchang and it occupies an area of 300 hectares and is the campus where all the undergraduate student, the majority of graduate students, most research institutes and labs and most faculty and staff are based. The other campus are situated around Jiangxi province.