Welcome to NPU
Located in the historic city of Xi’an and founded in 1938, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. NPU, as a member of the “Excellent Nine (E9) Union of Uuniversities” in China, has justifiably become an educational and research center for northwest China.
NPU is research-oriented, interdisciplinary, international, and outstanding in aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology at home and abroad. While NPU students excel at science and technology, they are also distinguished in the fields of management, humanities, economics, and law.
NPU covers an area of 840 acres with 2 campuses and 16 academic schools. Offering undergraduates and graduate programs, NPU has a vibrant and diverse community which consists of about 3,500 dedicated faculty members and 27,000 motivated students, and over 1,000 ovearseas students from over 70 countries.
Chinese Language and Culture Courses
The NPU Chinese Language Courses are specifically for international students who interested in Chinese Studies. The purpose of the program is to give students an opportunity to study conversational. Chinese intensively in an environment where it can be ut immediately into practice, as well as a chance to learn firsthand about Chinese culture and contemporary society by living and studying there.
The Culture classes consist of in-class introduction to and discussion of Chinese culture and society. The Participants have the opportunity to converse with the international students from different countries. The classes include practicing Taiji with a Kongfu master and learning to maje Chinese crafts. In addition, it is a good opportunity to examine the impact of rapid urbanization in a dynamic city of China.
The Courses will be taught by dedicated Chinese language instructors from NPU. Aaccording to students’ different levels, this program provides intensive beginner, intermediate. and advanced level Chinese language courses.
The program also organizes course-related excursions that complement what students have discussed and learned in the classroom, and contribute to their general knowledge of Chinese culture and society. The visit activities possible destinatins include:
- Terracotta Army.
- Shaanxi History Museum.
- Big Wild Goose Pagoda and its theme park.
- A rural village to experience what life used to be like un long bygone days.
- China’s best preserved Bell & Drum Tower and City Wall.
Xi’an, located in central-northwest China, has recorded the great changes of the country like a living history book. Once the terminus of the Silk Road and a melting pot of cultures and religions, Xi’an is home to the world-famous Terracotta Army. With millenniums of Chinese history in display, Xi’an is very proud of its scenic sites including the splendid Bbell Tower and Drum Tower, the characteristic architecture of Chinese Islam at its finest, the magnificent history museums, and two elegant Buddhist pagodas.
Xi’an is a city of about eight million people in the modern Chinese urban context.Known as a paradise for foodies, it is replete with high-rise construction, bustling shopping malls and diverse local cuisines.
Moreover, Xi’an is acknowledged as the largest and most important base of scientific research and a center of higher education, nationaldefense and high-tech industries in China.