Nanchang Hangkong University


Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU) is designated high risk for its close relationship to the defence industry and high level of defence research.

NCHU engages in high levels of defence research relevant to the aviation industry. In 2017, the Ministry of Education designated it a ‘school with national defence education characteristics’, and 30% of graduates go to work in the defence industry or civilian aviation companies. The university has been supervised by defence industry agency SASTIND since 2010. ; It holds secret-level security credentials.

Five fields of research at NCHU are designated ‘national defence key disciplines’: precision forming and joining technology, component quality testing and control, testing and measurement technology and instruments, optoelectric and laser technology, and military-use critical materials. The university hosts at least three laboratories focused on defence research.

NCHU is particularly close to AVIC, the Chinese military’s aircraft manufacturing company. In particular, AVIC subsidiary Hongdu Aviation Industry Group (洪都航空工业集团) is based in Nanchang and has frequent exchanges with NCHU.

Major defence laboratories

The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Nondestructive Testing (无损检测技术教育部重点实验室) also engages in high levels of defence research, but it is unclear whether it is a dedicated defence laboratory.

Designated defence research areas

Noteworthy international collaborations

NCHU has partnerships with several institutions in Ukraine including the National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute.

NCHU collaborates and has exchange programs with universities in about 20 countries, including the US, UK, Japan, France, Ukraine and Australia.

Last updated 17 November 2019. Unclear about any wording? Visit the terminology page.