Xidian University, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, 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 one of the universities funded by Project 211 and Project 985 Innovation Platform for Superiority Subject, one of the universities funded by Project 2011 that is National Collaborative Innovation Plan, and one of the first 35 universities having a national demonstration School of Software, as well as one of the first 9 universities having a national demonstration School of Microelectronics. It is an essential base of IT talents training and high level scientific research innovation.
Xidian University has two campuses, north campus and south campus, occupying an area of 270 hectares, with the building area of over 1.3 million square meters. Its two libraries boast a collection of 7.36 million volumes, of which about 2.61 million are printed and about 4.75million are electronic. The journals in Chinese and foreign languages total 1100, and there are about 130 databases in Chinese and foreign languages on 69 platforms, covering all the disciplines and specialties of the university.
Xidian has over 33,000 students including over 9000 master students, and 1800 Ph.D. students. The university consists of 19 schools. Xidian is one of the pioneer universities which establish the majors of information theory, information systems engineering, radar, microwave antenna, electronic machinery and electronic countermeasures. In the fields of electronic and information, Xidian possesses distinctive advantages and features in cultivation and scientific research both at home and abroad. There are 14 doctorate discipline, 27 master discipline, 9 centers for post-doctoral studies and 52 undergraduate majors. In the Fourth National Assessment of First-level Disciplines, Electronic Science and Technology was rated A+, ranking first nationwide together with another university in China, Information and Communication Engineering was rated A, and Computer Science and Technology was rated A-. Electronic information science and technology of Xidian University continues to lead domestically.
In recent years, Xidian has been implementing the Internationalization Initiative Program to improve the cultivation quality and upgrade the education level. Up till now, Xidian has established cooperative relationships with over 130 universities and institutions in more than 80 countries. 7 National 111 Center (Overseas Expertise Introduction Center for Discipline Innovation) and 74 joint laboratories have been founded with multinational corporations, including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, SAP, TI, AD, etc..
Since its establishment in 1931, Xidian has cultivated more than 250,000 graduates in the fields of electronics and engineering. In the new era, Xidian has been making great efforts to upgrade itself into a world first-class university featured in electronic and information science.