Nantong Vocational University
Introduction to Nantong Vocational University
Nantong Vocational University (南通职业大学, NTVU, website) is located in Nantong, Jiangsu. NTVU was founded in 1973. Nantong, (a prefecture level city) lies along the Yangtze River at the mouth of the Yellow Sea in southeast China. The city historically is considered the cradle of modern education in China. NTVU covers over 667,000 square meters. The campus facilities cover over 400,000 square meters. NTVU accounts for scholars primarily from the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Shanxi, Henan, Chongqing, Sichuan and Guangdong. The student body is estimated at 18,000. The university employs over 800 staff and faculty members. NTVU is a full-time comprehensive post-secondary technical school accredited by Jiangsu Provincial Government and Ministry of Education. Majors offered include matriculations in applied sciences, fine arts, liberal arts, visual arts and business. NTVU was nominated “The Model of Higher Vocational Institutions in Jiangsu.” The university was named “Outstanding National Higher Vocational Institution for Personnel Education.” NTVU was five times awarded “The Provincial Excellent Institution for Graduate Employment.” The university’s motto is “Pursuing noble, moral and visionary aspirations while studying the phenomena of nature to acquire knowledge.”
Nantong Vocational University consists of 58 majors belonging to 12 schools, which are: School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, School of Textile and Garments, School of Management (Business and Finance), School of Applied Humanities and Tourist Management, School of Arts and Design, School of Foreign Languages (School of International Co-education), Technician College, School of Continuing Education and Haimen School. NTVU has 9 provincial brand and characteristic specialties, 12 national or provincial excellent courses, 17 provincial excellent textbooks and 3 provincial excellent teaching teams. NTVU facilitates 100 provincial research centers including the state-of-the-art National Training Bases, Provincial Demonstration Center of Experimental Teaching, Training Base of Construction Personnel’s and Innovative and Experimental Center of Jiangsu Higher Education.
Nantong Vocational University faculty members in precept are cultivated and dedicated professors and associate professors. 69.38% hold either a master or doctorate degree. This level is university standard throughout China. “Bi-experienced Teachers” are faculty with both work and teaching experiences. “Bi-experienced Teachers” constitute approximately 90% of the faculty at NTVU. Administrators and faculty members collectively extend their academic expertise by voluntarily participating in the “Scholar Project” and “Professor Project.” Most faculty members are also members of the Pioneering Group of Personnel’s in Nantong City and Pioneering Group of Faculty in Jiangsu Province.
Nantong Vocational University strives to serve the local business community, promote scientific research and technological development. The university has the National Special Skill Testing Station of Chemical Industry, the only one in Nantong city. Also, the university has Agrochemical Wastewater Treatment & Technical and Development Center of Jiangsu, Laboratories of Energy Conservation & Insulation Technology and Computer Numerical Control & Process of Accuracy, 4 Public Service Platforms( Numerical Control Technology, Construction Engineer, Refined Chemicals and Technological Service of Weak Current System of Buildings), and 5 research centers( Electronic Information Technology Center, Project Management Center, Application of Chemical Engineering Center, Environmental Engineering Center, Private Firms Center).
Nantong Vocational University maintains solid relationships with corporations in various industries to extend employment opportunities to graduates. The agreement is titled the “Order Form.” Participating corporations are Zhenhua Port Machinery Company and State Nuclear WEC Zirconium Hafnium Co., Ltd. Nantong Construction Group Company was instrumental in unveiling the School of Nantong Huaxia Construction Engineering. Nantong Jiangshan Agrochemical & Chemicals Co., Ltd. and Nantong Xingchen Company in collaboration were distinguished as the “Model of University-Enterprise Cooperation.” Nantong Technology Company was recognized as the “Top Ten Distinguished Models of University-Enterprise Cooperation.” NTVU received rave reviews as a “Model Group” after participating in the Double Hundred Contest. The university’s presenters (from practical and theoretical standpoints) demonstrated in detail how vocational education can best serve society overall and promote economic development in Nantong. The Double Hundred Projects was later launched and aimed at the intellectual exchange of entrepreneurial ideologies between highly regarded scholars and business leaders.
Nantong Vocational University is committed to “Employment Orientation.” Criteria assessments are regularly mandated to gain in depth insight into the ever-fluctuating global job market and appraisal of employment opportunities for graduates at home or abroad. NTVU was six times crowned “Grand Slam” by the Jiangsu Pioneering Institute of Employment. The university also organized the “First Vocation Entrepreneurship Education Cradle.” NTVU was later awarded the “National Challenge Cup Business Plan.” The university also received accolades as the Entrepreneurship “Education Model of Jiangsu” and “Nantong Entrepreneurship Cradle.”
Nantong Vocational University concertedly maintains sound relationships with accredited vocational training agencies and institutions of higher learning from overseas in its infinite pursuit of progress and applicable knowledge. Foreign faculty members with post-secondary documentation, training certification and teaching experience tenure are recruited from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
“Built with Quality”, “Prospered by Talent”, and “Strengthened by Characteristics” are but a few expressions that epitomize the achievements of NTVU. The university’s persistent large-scale implementation of the “Scientific Concept of Development” was instrumental in the university gaining further provincial recognition as the “National Outstanding Vocational Training Institute”, “Provincial Model of Building Vocational University”, “Provincial Vocational University with Outstanding Party Building Assessment”, “Provincial Advanced Institute of Vocational Education”, “Role Model in Ethical and Cultural Progress”, “Provincial Harmonious Campus”, “Provincial Safe Campus”, “Provincial University with Reasonable Charges” and “Provincial Qualified University of Sanitary Management.”