Xidian University

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Coordinates: 34°07′24.2″N 108°50′9.2″E / 34.123389°N 108.835889°E / 34.123389; 108.835889

Xidian University
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Motto厚德 求真 砺学 笃行
PresidentZongkai Yang (杨宗凯)
Academic staff
北校区34°13′47.3″N 108°54′57″E / 34.229806°N 108.91583°E / 34.229806; 108.91583南校区34°07′24.2″N 108°50′9.2″E / 34.123389°N 108.835889°E / 34.123389; 108.835889
CampusUrban, 667-acre (2.7 km²)
AffiliationsMinistry of Education

Xidian University (Chinese: 西安电子科技大学; pinyin: Xī'ān Diànzǐ Kējì Dàxué) is a public research university directly under the Ministry of Education of China, located in Xi'an, China. Founded in 1931, the university is considered one of the top universities of research and education of engineering in China. Its electronic engineering program ranks 5th in China.[2][3] It is ranked 30th in Best Global Universities for Computer Science by U.S. News & World Report. It is also one of the universities funded by Project 211 and Project 985 Innovation Platform for Superiority Subject. Xidian University now dedicates primarily to the electronics and information education and research, with an integration of a wide range of academic subjects covering engineering,science, management, economy, arts and social sciences. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.[1]


The university was founded in 1931 in Ruijin (瑞金), Jiangxi as the Radio School of the Central Military Committee (中央军委无线电学校). It was the first technical school established by the Communist Party of China. Later, the school was moved from Zhangjiakou, Hebei to Xi'an in 1958. It was one of the first 20 national key universities in 1959. It was renamed the People's Liberation Army Institute of Telecommunication Engineering (中国人民解放军军事电信工程学院) in 1960. In 1966, it was renamed Northwest Institute of Telecommunication Engineering (西北电讯工程学院), and was no longer a military institute. In 1988, its name was changed to Xidian University (西安电子科技大学).


Xidian University is one of a National Key Universities managed by Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the 55 universities with Graduate Schools in China.

Xidian University is organized into 17 schools. The university has undergraduate programs in different domains, covering engineering, science, management and economics. It also offers Master's and PhD degrees. The University has over 31,000 students, including 21,650 undergraduate students, 9,293 master's students, and 1,779 doctoral students. 7 National Key Disciplines have been affiliated with Xidian University.

Academic standing[edit]

Xidian is one of the universities which have "National Advantage Discipline Innovation Platform", one of the 211 Project universities, one of the 56 universities having a Graduate School, one of the 35 universities having a national demonstration School of Software. It is an essential base of IT talents training and high level scientific research innovation.

The University consists of 18 schools. There are 4 state key laboratories, 5 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 17 provincial key laboratories and 15 university research institutes and centers. At present, Xidian University has 7 national key disciplines, 40 doctoral programs, 77 masters programs and 50 bachelor's programs: In the fields of communication networks, signal and information processing, information security, microelectronics and mechatronics, Xidian University possesses distinctive

advantages and features in cultivation and scientific research at home and abroad. In the national assessment of the first-level disciplines in China in 2012, its "information and communication engineering" ranked second and its "electronic science and technology" ranked fourth.


University rankings
ARWU World[2] 600-700

In 2018, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Xidian University top 600-700 in the world.

Subjects Global Rankings
Computer Science 30
Engineering 177
Subjects Global Rankings
Telecommunication Engineering 4
Computer Science & Engineering 50-75
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 50-75

School of Telecommunications Engineering[edit]

The school is dedicated to education and research in the areas of Communications Engineering, Information Systems Security, Wireless Broadband and Signal and Information Processing. There are more than 3,800 undergraduates, 2,000 master's students and 300 doctoral students.


  • Communications Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Communication and Information Engineering

School of Electronic Engineering[edit]

The school has 311 faculty members, including one Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, two National Famous Teachers of China and three National Experts with Outstanding Contribution.

Three National Key Disciplines:

  • Signal and Information Processing
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Electromagnetic Field and Microwave Technology


  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Information Countermeasures
  • Intelligent Science and Technology

School of Computer Science and Technology[edit]

The school was established in 1995. It was one of the earliest computer science school in China. The school ranks 8th in China and among top 100 in the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities.


  • Computer Science and Technology
  • Network Engineering
  • Education Technology

School of Mechano-electronic Engineering[edit]


  • Industrial Design
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation
  • Automation
  • Measurement and Control Technology and Instrumentation
  • Electronic Packing Technology
  • Mechanical Design, Fabrication and Automation

School of Microelectronics[edit]

The school is one of the National Instruction Bases for Integrated Circuit Talents by Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics is one of the National Key Disciplines.

The school has 2 undergraduate programs, 5 master's programs and 2 doctoral programs. Around 1,800 undergraduates and 850 postgraduate students are enrolled in the School.


  • Microelectronics Science and Engineering
  • Integrated Circuit Design and Integrated System

School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering[edit]


  • Laser Technology
  • Radio Wave Institute
  • Applied Physics
  • Optoelectronic Technology Experiment Center
  • Physics Experiment Center

School of Economics and Management[edit]


  • Information Management and Information System
  • Business Administration
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Finance
  • Electronic Commerce

School of Mathematics and Statistics[edit]


  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Science
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Operations Research and Control
  • Psychology

School of Humanities and Arts[edit]


  • Politics
  • Philosophy
  • Chinese Language
  • History
  • Art

School of Foreign Languages[edit]


  • English Language& Literature
  • Foreign Linguistics &Applied Linguistic
  • Translation

School of Microelectronics


  • Microelectronics
  • Micro-circuits and Devices
  • Integrated System Engineering
  • Integrated Circuit Engineering

School of Life Science and Technology[edit]


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological Technology

School of Aerospace Science and Technology[edit]


  • Detection Guidance and Control

School of Software[edit]


  • Software Engineering(M.S and Ph. D. )

School of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology[edit]


  • Material Physics & Chemistry
  • Material Science(M.S.)
  • Applied Chemistry(M.S.)


Research at Xidian University consists of:

  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Signal and Information Processing
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Microelectronics, IC design

Xidian University has four State Key Laboratories:

  • The State Key Laboratory of Radar Signal Processing
  • The State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Network
  • The State Key Laboratory of Antennas and Microwave Technology
  • The State Key Laboratory of Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Technology

Xidian University has 5 Key Labs of Ministry of Education:

  • Intelligent Perception Image Understanding
  • Electronic Information Countermeasure and Simulation Technology
  • Super high-speed Circuit Design and Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Electronic Equipment Structure
  • Wide-Gap Semiconductor Materials Devices

Xidian has 17 Provincial Key Labs:

  • Network and System Security
  • Wireless Communications
  • Computer Peripherals &Instruments
  • general-purpose Electronic Devices Measurement
  • New Semiconductor Materials Instruments
  • Electric System Integration Design Techniques
  • Computer Network Information Security
  • Microwave Communication Techniques
  • Intelligent Materials and Sensors
  • Electronic Countermeasure
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Wireless Physics
  • Electro-mechanics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Software Systematic Engineering
  • Microcircuit High Reliability Techniques
  • New Laser Instrument and Optical Information Processing

Notable people[edit]



Partner Institution[edit]



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