Jiangsu University of Science and Technology


The Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST) is designated high risk for its close relationship with China’s defence shipbuilding industry and involvement in defence research.

JUST engages in high levels of defence research. With a focus on research relevant to the PLA Navy, JUST is supervised by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation and the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, China’s leading defence shipbuilding conglomerates. In 2002, JUST was one of eight universities jointly supervised by defence industry agency COSTIND and a provincial government.https://web.archive.org/web/20191001035450/http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:764kRWZuAL4J:www.csic.com.cn/csic_gfzx/21511.htm+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au In 2016, its was the subject of an agreement between the Jiangsu Provincial Government and defence industry agency SASTIND to expand its role in defence research.https://web.archive.org/web/20190812043951/http://www.just.edu.cn/7662/list.htm

JUST scientists have been involved in nuclear submarine, unmanned submersible and aircraft carrier projects.https://web.archive.org/web/20191001033605/http://weldbest.net/edu-school-66.aspx The university holds secret-level security credentials, allowing it to participate in classified defence technology projects.https://web.archive.org/web/20190812045651/http://bmb.just.edu.cn/2015/1207/c6391a65544/page.htm

Faculties at the university involved in defence research include the School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering and the School of Energy and Propulsion.https://web.archive.org/web/20190812060320/http://naoe.just.edu.cn/xyjj/list.htm https://web.archive.org/web/20190812060432/http://sepe.just.edu.cn/4598/list.htm

Major defence laboratories

The Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing Technology for Ship (江苏省船舶先进设计制造技术重点实验室) and the Key Lab of Advanced Welding Technology (江苏省先进焊接技术省级重点实验室) are not full defence laboratories but may be involved in defence research.https://web.archive.org/web/20190812060320/http://naoe.just.edu.cn/xyjj/list.htm ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190328124859/http://www.weldbest.net/sci-shiyanshi-07.aspx

Designated defence research areas

Defence and security links

On 15 November 2018, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Party Secretary Lei Fanpei met with the party secretary of JUST, Ge Shilun, to improve co-ordination and deepen institutional collaboration.http://archive.fo/labVD On 15 July 2019, CSSC’s ‘Fourth Advanced Technicians’ Course’ was hosted at the Naval Section of JUST’s School of Mechanical Engineering.https://web.archive.org/web/20190813042901/http://www.just.edu.cn/news/2019/0715/c8158a228464/pagem.htm

In July 2019, JUST’s party committee head Ge Shilun met with head of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation He Chunrong on the successful construction of a floating breakwater scientific research platform in the presence of former party secretary of Fujian province Chen Mingyi.https://web.archive.org/web/20190813050654/http://www.fj.chinanews.com/news/fj_hz/2019/2019-07-17/445445.html

Noteworthy international collaborations

JUST ‘actively collaborates’ with various foreign organisations in countries including the US, UK, Russia, Ukraine and Japan.https://web.archive.org/web/20190812060320/http://naoe.just.edu.cn/xyjj/list.htm

Last updated 25 November 2019. Unclear about any wording? Visit the terminology page.