Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications (XUPT) was founded in 1950. It is located in the southern cultural area of Xi'an city, with its original Yanta campus adjacent to the Tang Dynasty Wild Goose Pagoda and its new Chang'an campus in the Zhongnan Mountains. XUPT has now become an engineering-based university featuring information and science technology, which jointly develops with management science, economics, humanities, legal science and art. It was the only high education institute in northwest China established by the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and is now one of the universities that possess “Plan for Educating and Training Outstanding Engineers” which was given by the Ministry of Education. XUPT is the also only university in northwestern China that undertakes the training programs for Asian Pacific Telecommunications (APT) and is a People's Liberation Army (PLA) reserve offices' training school. It is also one of the universities that have been approved by the government to enroll international students to study academic courses, and it has been authorized to confer Bachelors and Masters Degrees.
During its 60 year development, XUPT has become an important base for high technology research and high technology talent training in electronic and telecommunications fields, forming multi-level education programs for undergraduate and graduate studies. The university has 40 master's programs, 42 undergraduate programs. There are more than 16,000 full time students in the university.
With a proud tradition of excellence in teaching and research, XUPT has a faculty consisting of academicians and a team of eminent professors and researchers. This has helped the university earn a great reputation throughout society. Ever since its establishment, XUPT has fostered over 60,000 high-grade graduates in all fields, most of whom work in communication enterprises, communication manufacturing enterprises, and information-related positions. Many of them have already become backbones of the business while some have reached important leadership positions.
With superiority in IT and other majors XUPT attracts those students who want to be successful in the electronics and information fields. It is also an ideal school for lots of students at home and abroad.
XUPT has been actively involved with international academic exchanges and cooperation, having established cooperative relations with prestigious colleges and universities in over 30 countries in Europe, United States and Asia-pacific area. XUPT is also involved in joint research programs, cooperative training of graduates, along with other academic and scholarly exchanges. Every year the school enrolls overseas students from Asia-Pacific area, ASEAN countries, America, Germany and other countries to study specialties and Chinese. The university also offers scholarships for international students who come to study specialties in the university.
The university is located in Xi'an city one of the world's four great ancient capitals – home to the world famous Terracotta Army. The city has over 3000 years of history, and served intermittently as the capital of eleven dynasties. It has many historical remains. Its campus has beautiful surroundings and comprehensive facilities. Xi'an is the ideal city to study Chinese culture and history.