Founded in October 1952, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics is one of the first aviation colleges and universities founded by New China itself. In 1978, it was identified as a national key university by the State Council; in 1981, it was approved by the State Council to become the first batch of universities in China with the right to confer doctoral degrees; in 1996, it entered the construction of the national “211 Project”; It has become a key construction university of the “985 Project Advantage Discipline Innovation Platform”; in 2017, it entered the national “double first-class” construction sequence. The school is now under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. In December 2012, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Civil Aviation Administration of China signed an agreement to jointly build Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In December 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Education, and Jiangsu Province jointly established Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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