NUPT has 21 schools (departments), including: School of Telecommunication and Information Engineering, School of Electronic Science and Engineering, School of Optoelectronic Engineering, School of Computer Science and Technology/School of Software, School of Automation, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Internet of Things, School of Sciences, School of Geographical and Biological Information, School of Media and Arts, School of Management, School of Economics, School of Marxism, School of Humanities and Social Science, School of Foreign Languages, School of Educational Science and Technology, School of Bell, School of Overseas Education, Department of Physical Education, School of Extended Education/School of Applied Technology, and Engineering Training Center；more than 20 research institutes (centers), including: Institute of Signal Processing and Transmission, Institute of Information Materials and Nanotechnology, Institute of Internet of Things and Sensor Networks, Institute of Advanced Technology, Institute of Big Data, Institute of Development Strategies of Information Industry, Institute of Population Studies, Engineering Research Center of Broadband Wireless Telecommunication Technology of Ministry of Education; 2 provincial “2011 Program” collaborative innovation centers; and an independent college (Tongda College of NUPT).
NUPT now runs 3 mobile post-doctoral stations, 3 first-level discipline doctorate programs, 14 second-level discipline doctorate programs, 10 first-level discipline master’s degree programs, 34 second-level discipline master’s degree programs, 13 Profession-oriented master’s degree programs (fields), and 50 undergraduate programs. NUPT is home to 7 National Special Major Trial Programs, 1 Trial Program of National Comprehensive Degree Program Reform, 1 Majors passed the National Engineering Education Professional Certification, 18 Jiangsu-funded Special Programs or trial ones, 8 National Excellence Initiative Programs, 5 Jiangsu Excellence Initiative Programs, 9 Jiangsu Key Programs. The university now offers education to around a total of 30000 students.
NUPT actively promotes international exchange and cooperation. In as early as 1990, NUPT became an APT (Asia-Pacific Telecommunity) Training Center in China. Over the past two decades, NUPT has trained 26 groups of personnel from 29 countries and regions. The university has established long-term interschool academic cooperation with 16 foreign universities and research institutes, running 34 student exchange programs. Around 1000 international experts and scholars have visited and given lectures at NUPT, and about 30 of them are now teaching on a full-time or part-time basis here. With approval by the MoE, NUPT is cooperating with foreign universities to offer four joint undergraduate programs: Telecommunications, Digital Media Technology, Computer Science and Technology with New York Institute of Technology, and Information Management and Information System with Middlesex University. NUPT also began recruiting overseas students into its post-graduate programs in 2013.
NUPT, with a down-to-earth attitude and pioneering spirit, has identified a unique strategy for development, one that focuses on specialization in the field of telecommunications while reaching out to more sectors in an increasingly informatized society. The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC required “urging universities to develop features and strive for building first-class universities”. Now the university is taking opportunity to realize the five strategic ideas, namely “strong feature, high level, multiple disciplines, teaching research, and internationalization”, and carrying out the four strategies of “improve the university with quality, talent, features, and innovation”, with a view to becoming a high-level teaching-research university with distinct features in information science and technological field.