|Taihang Industrial School,|
North China Vocational School of Ordnance,
Taiyuan Institute of Machinery
|Campus||Suburban, 167 ha (410 acres)|
North University of China (NUC; simplified Chinese: ?; traditional Chinese: ?; pinyin: ) is a university based in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. It was formerly known as North China Institute of Technology from 1993 to 2004. Founded on September 8, 1941 as Taihang Industrial School, and renamed Taiyuan Institute of Machinery in 1958, the university played an important role in the weaponry development and personnel training for the PLA during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War. In 2001, senior Party official Bo Yibo wrote the inscription "The First School for People's Ordnance" (?) at the 60th anniversary of the university.
NUC was formerly known as Taihang Industrial School, founded by the general headquarters of the Eighth Route Army in 1941. The first president was Liu Ding who was in charge of United Front at the time.
1. School of Mechatronic Engineering
2. School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation
3. School of Material Science and Engineering
4. School of Chemical Engineering and Environment
5. School of Information and Communication Engineering
6. School of Electronic and Computer Science and Technology
7. School of Science
8. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
9. School of Economics and Management
10. School of Sports and Art
13. Software School
12. Graduate School
13. College of Continuing Education
North University of China was authorized by the State Council to confer M.S. degree in 1981 and Ph.D. in 1998. At present, the university has the right to confer M.S. degrees in 20 disciplines, and Ph.D.s in 4 disciplines. The university has 8 provincial and ministerial key disciplines, including Mechanical Manufacturing and Its Automation, Mechatronic Engineering, Test and Measurement Technology and Instrumentation, Materials Processing Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Special Mechanical System and Its Application Engineering, Energy Materials Engineering, and Precision Instrument and Mechanism. Over the years, with conditions for teaching and scientific research greatly improved, these disciplines have been playing the leading role, driving and promoting the development of other aspects. Test and Measurement Technology and Instrumentations
In the evaluation by China University Alumni Association, 21st Century Talents, and University Weekly, NUC ranks 1st in this discipline in China universities 2006. There are national and provincial key laboratories in this discipline.
A research team composed of 10 doctorate supervisors, 18 professors, 19 associate professors or senior engineers engages itself in the discipline. Most members enjoy the Special Allowance by the State Council. Over the years great academic results, including 20 national and ministerial or provincial awards, have been achieved. At present over 40 national, ministerial and provincial research projects are under way. Major research interests include: A. dynamic testing technology and intelligent instruments; B. Photoelectric Probing Theory and Technology; C. Special-type Sensing Theory and Technology; D. Modern Instrumentation and Testing Theory and Technology.
Precision Instrumentations and Machinery Precision Instrumentations and Machinery is one of Shanxi provincial key disciplines. A research team composed of 8 doctorate supervisors, 12 professors, 10 associate professors or senior engineers engages itself in the discipline. In recent years, 11 awards for scientific and technological achievements at national, ministerial or provincial level have been granted to the discipline. Research institutes and laboratories in the discipline include: Micrometer and Nanometer Technology Research Center, Research Institute of Optoelectronic Information Technology, and Laboratory of Mechatronic Technology. Major research interests include: A. Design and Manufacturing Technology of Precision Instrumentations and Machinery; B. Optoelectronic Instruments and Equipment; C. Internal Structure Detecting Techniques for Industrial Purposes; D. Detecting and Control Technology; E. Inertia Space Sensing; F. Test and Control Technology; G. Advanced Micro-Nano Parts and System Technology; H. Photoelectric Technology; I. Non-destructive Test Technology.
Artillery, Automatic Gun and Ammunition Engineering Artillery, Automatic Gun and Ammunition Engineering is one of Shanxi provincial key disciplines. A research team composed of 15 doctorate supervisors, 2 members of China Academy of Engineering, 23 professors, and 23 associate professors, or senior engineers. In recent years, dozens of national, ministerial or provincial research projects have been accomplished and 53 projects are under way. Major research interests include: A. Weapon Structures Design and Dynamic Research; B. Weapons Testing Technology; C. Warhead Structures and Control Technology; D. Warhead Terminal Effect and Anti-Penetrating Technology.
Weapon System and Application Engineering Weapon System and Application Engineering is one of Shanxi provincial key disciplines. A research team composed of 6 doctorate supervisors, 18 professors and 27 associate professors, many of them being noted experts in ordnance and aerospace organizations, engages itself in the discipline. In recent years, over 30 awards for scientific and technological achievements at national, ministerial or provincial level have been granted to the discipline. Major research interests include: A. Weapon Safety Engineering; B. Design of Weapon Systems and Their Key Subsystems; C. Weapon System Confrontation Technology; D. Precision Guidance and Control of Conventional Warheads. Applied Chemistry Applied Chemistry is a key discipline at ministerial level. A research team composed of 5 doctorate supervisors, 12 professors and 10 associate professors engages itself in the discipline. Major research interests include: A. Special Energy Chemistry and Application; B. Synthetic Fine Chemical Products and Their Application; C. Functional Polymer Materials; D. Multiphase Fluid Mass in High-gravity Field; E. Ultra-fine Powder Materials and Their Chemical Reaction; F. Ultra-fine Powder Materials and Their Chemical Reaction.
Materials Processing Engineering The discipline of Material Processing Engineering is an applied discipline which mainly deals with external shape and inner construction of materials as well as processing materials into needed parts and products. A research team composed of 9 professors and 15 associate professors engages itself in the discipline. In recent years, 43 national, ministerial or provincial research projects have been accomplished and high-level awards have been granted to the discipline. Major research interests include: A. Precise Control Plastic Forming Technology; B. Liquid Molding and Process Control Technology; C. Powder Materials, Laser Rapid Prototype Technology and Laser Agglomeration Rapid Prototype Technology; D. Design of Welding Materials and Testing Technology. Many a research fruit, molding CAD, simulation of molding process, and simulation of the temperature field of solidifying mold, for example, has been commercialized.
Mechanical Manufacturing and Its Automation Mechanical Manufacturing and Its Automation is a key discipline at ministerial level. A research team composed of 15 professors, 8 associate professors engages itself in the discipline. Major research interests include: A. CAD/CAM and Enterprise Informatization; B. Manufacture Automation Technology and System; C. Test, Measurement and Diagnosis of Mechanical Manufacture; D. CIMS; E. New Manufacture Technology and Equipment.
Signals and Information Processing Signals and Information Processing focuses on the techniques of information processing, identifying and reconstructing, the theory and technology of information processing, technology of information processing and reconstructing, technology of information real-time processing and identifying, technology of information mixing, the photoelectric technology, technology of information safety and information confrontation, and image processing technology. A research team composed of 1 member of China Academy of Engineering, 4 doctoral adviser, 16 professors engages itself in this discipline. Major research interests include: A. Theory and Technology of Information Processing; B. Multi-dimension Information Processing; C. Testing and Processing of Biomedical Information; D. Information Testing and Automation and Information Countermeasures.
The black boxes of Shenzhou series manned spaceships are developed by NUC.