Nanjing Tech University, a comprehensive university with engineering as its focus, has a history of more than one hundred years as a cradle of education. It is a key institution of higher learning to be constructed in Jiangsu Province, and one of the first group of institutions of higher learning approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education for the training of "Excellent Engineers". Nanjing Tech University was established by merging the former Nanjing University of Chemical Technology and the former Nanjing Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering in May 2001. The origin of Nanjing University of Chemical Technology can be traced back to Sanjiang Normal Schoolestablished in 1902, and Nanjing Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering was formerly the Department of Mechanics of Tongji Medical and Engineering School established in 1915.
Today, Nanjing Tech University consists of two campuses, one in Mofan Road, and the other one in Jiangpu, covering a total area of 4000 mu (or 267 hectares). The University has 26 colleges, and close to 30,000 students including over-seas students, undergraduates, and master's degree and PhD candidates. It has 5 post-PhD stations, 35 PhD programs, 107 master's degree programs, 19 programs for Master of Engineering, and 80 undergraduate programs. And it has also become a university comprising eight branches of learning, namely, engineering, science, management, economics, liberal arts, law, philosophy, and medicine.
In light of its university motto of "Honor the Moral Integrity, Strive for Excellence, Persist in Fortitude and Combine Learning & Practice", Nanjing Tech University, from its base in Jiangsu Province, will face the whole country and have a worldwide outlook in promoting scientific and harmonious development. The University will actively strive to meet the economic and social needs of the country, and endeavor to become a first-rate innovative and high-calibre university of technology with its own even more distinctive characteristics, which will have strong emphasis on engineering programs, enhance coordinated development of different disciplines and rank among the top in its category.