Army Engineering University


The Army Engineering University is designated very high risk for being the premier research and educational institution for the PLA Ground Force.

The Army Engineering University was established in 2017 following the abolition of the PLA University of Science and Technology. The university is devoted to research on ‘engineering, technology and combat command systems’ for the PLA Land Force.

The university’s areas of research include:

The Army Engineering University includes seven national-level experimental and teaching platforms and four national-level key laboratories. The university is ranked first among all military academic institutions with a total of 11 key military laboratories.–schId-368162,categoryId-465367.dhtml Notable defence laboratories hosted by the Army Engineering University include:

AEU maintains a close relationship with civilian universities. The Army Engineering University has established a wide range of strategic partnerships and joint laboratories, including with leading universities, like Peking University and Nanjing University, and prominent enterprises, such as Inspur Group, Lenovo Group, and Qihoo 360.–schId-368162,categoryId-465367.dhtml

AEU is also active in research collaborations with domestic universities. For example, researchers from AEU and the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics delivered presentations on developments in research on plasma physics and technology at the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) on 10 April 2018. In November 2018, post-graduate students and researchers from both the Army University of Engineering and the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics attended another conference at the NJUPT. Presentations focussed on conjugated polymers and microwave optical array systems. 

Noteworthy international collaborations

The Army Engineering University has established regular exchanges with a number of foreign military institutions, including the U.S. West Point Military Academy and the UK Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. It has received foreign military delegations on nearly one hundred occasions and trained 3,800 military students for over 80 countries. Army Engineering University scientists, including Vice President Major General Fang Qin (方秦), have also collaborated with and studied under Australian scientists.

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