North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power

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North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power (also referred to as North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, or simply NCWU. i.e. Chinese: 华北水利水电学院; pinyin: Huáběi Shuǐlì Shuǐdiàn Xuéyuàn) is a teaching and research university established in 1951 and is now located in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. Co-sponsored by the province and the Ministry of Water Resources, NCWU is a full-time public university specializing in the field of water resources and hydropower, with engineering as a key program, multidisciplinary subjects developing constantly and coordinately, ranging from science, agriculture, economics, management, art to law.

NCWU is ranked as “Excellent” in the Evaluation on Undergraduate Teaching Level conducted by the Ministry of Education, which is also the backbone university enjoying priority support from Henan Province. NCWU mainly recruits full-time undergraduate and graduate students together with a small number of three-year diploma students.


North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power is located in Zhengzhou city, and situated near the Yellow River, which is called the mother river of China. The total area of campus is about 2340 mu.


The University was first founded in 1951. There are over 12,000 full-time students in our university; including postgraduates,undergraduates, and the three-year program students. Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power Engineering, Hydraulic Structures Engineering, Hydraulics and Fluvial Power Engineering, Hydrology and Water Resources, and Geological Engineering subjects have been identified by both HenanProvince and the Water Conservancy Ministry as key subjects. The Hydraulic Structures Laboratory and Material Construction Laboratory are also key laboratories of both HenanProvince and the Water Conservancy Ministry. In addition, the university has had the qualification for enrolling overseas students from 1958. This lapsed for the reason of our university's move. The university has started to enroll overseas students since 2004, and have been qualified to give a separate examination for postgraduate students, and to recommend and receive undergraduate students who apply for the master's degree program without completing examinations. The university also holds the right to accept applications for the postgraduate program from candidates with an equivalent education level.

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Coordinates: 34°46′53″N 113°47′40″E / 34.7813°N 113.7945°E / 34.7813; 113.7945