Xidian University is organized into eight schools: Telecommunications, Electronic Engineering, Computing, Technical Physics, Mechno-Electronic, Management, Science, and Humanities. Xidian has established a College for Continuing Education and a Graduate School for postgraduate studies. It offers over 23 specialties for undergraduates and postgraduates.
Xidian University is home to 15,000 students, with over 1,500 postgraduates and over 13,000 undergraduates. The faculty of Xidian University, numbering over 3000, constitutes 1900 academic and technical staff. A team of one academician of the China Academy of Sciences, 53 Ph.D. advisors and over 600 senior degree staff make up the professional staff. Young and middle age holders of doctoral and master’s degrees compose 40% of the faculty.
Xidian University has been accredited to grant doctoral degrees for 11 doctoral programs, grant master’s degrees for 26 master’s programs, and establish national level interdisciplinary education for electric and electronic engineering. Xidian has the approval to examine and designate professors and advisors to doctoral students.
Xidian University has a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research as is demonstrated by the number and variety of its study facilities. They include: three national key laboratories and over 30 research institutes and research centers. The facilities of 75 research laboratories, a multimedia video-audio center, training workshops and 4 experimental centers are essential for teaching. About 80% of teaching faculty holds positions in the research activities. Xidian’s library has an inventory of over one million books. The computer communications network of the University provides access to national and international universities.
Xidian University has been actively involved with international academic exchanges and other cooperative efforts. It has established cooperative relations with prestigious colleges and universities in over 20 countries, including the United States, Japan, Great Britain, France, Germany, Australia, and Russia. Currently, Xidian is involved with joint research programs, cooperative training of graduates, along with other academic and scholarly exchanges. Some renowned foreign scholars and experts have been invited to take positions as honorable and visiting professors. Xidian welcomes international applications and enrolls over 50 overseas students every year.
The spirit of Xidian University is unity, diligence, pragmatism, and creativity. The future goal of Xidian University is to build Xidian University into a first rate national university with its academic status recognized internationally by featuring electronics and information. At the same time, Xidian will be combining, coordinating, and developing engineering and physics as part of the enhancement project “211″ within the next 10+ years.