Nanjing University

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Nanjing University (NJU; Chinese: 南京大学) is a national public university in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. It is affiliated and sponsored by the Ministry of Education. The university is part of the Double First Class University Plan, Project 985, and Project 211.

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Nanjing University
南京大学 (Chinese)
Former name
  • Sanjiang or Liangjiang Normal College (1902–1914)
  • Nanking Higher Normal School (1915–1923)
  • National Southeastern University (1921–1927)
  • National Central University (1928–1949)
Motto in English
Sincerity with Aspiration, Perseverance and Integrity[2]
Established1902; 121 years ago (1902)[Note 1]
PresidentTan Zhemin
Academic staff
Location, ,
Colors  Purple
AffiliationsC9, APRU, AEARU, WUN, Service-Learning Asia Network
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese南京大学
Traditional Chinese南京大學

Established in 1902 as Sanjiang Normal School, Nanjing University underwent a number of name changes, such as Nanjing Higher Normal School, National Southeastern University and National Central University, until it was renamed Nanjing University in 1950. It merged with the University of Nanking in 1952.[6]

Nanjing University has two main campuses: the Xianlin campus in the northeast of Nanjing, and the Gulou campus in the city center of Nanjing. The university is a member of the C9 League.

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