Xidian University is a key national university under the Ministry of Education of China. It focuses primarily on electronics and information education and research, and also offers a wide range of academic subjects covering engineering, science, management, economics, arts and social sciences. It has been approved by the state to be one of the universities funded by “Project 211” and it is one of the 55 universities having a Graduate School, one of the 35 universities having a national demonstration School of Software and one of the 15 universities having an IC Talents Training Center. It is an essential base of IT talents training and high level scientific research innovation.
Now, Xidian University has over 40,000 students including over 1,600 Ph. D. students and 7,600 Master students. Of its 1,696 academic research and teaching faculty members, there are over 900 professors and associate professors. The University is organized into 14 schools.
There are 4 state key laboratories, 6 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 16 provincial and other ministerial key laboratories and 30 institutes or research centers. At present, Xidian University has 7 national key disciplines, 7 postdoctoral programs, 27 doctoral programs, 63 master's programs and 48 bachelor's programs, which cover the range of specialties in electronics and information technology. In the fields of communication networks, signal and information processing, information security, microelectronics and mechatronics, Xidian University possesses distinctive advantages and features in discipline construction and scientific research at home and abroad. Since 1996 the employment rates of undergraduates and postgraduates have remained to be 97% and 100% respectively, which rank top in China.
In recent years, Xidian University has quickened its internationalization pace by establishing cooperative relationships and conducting academic cooperation and exchanges with over 100 universities and institutions in more than 40 countries.