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.https://web.archive.org/web/20190729061315/http://www.nchu.edu.cn/xxgk/xxjj The university has been supervised by defence industry agency SASTIND since 2010.https://web.archive.org/web/20190808060924/http://www.jxedu.gov.cn/info/1013/65606.htm ; https://web.archive.org/web/20160713171521/http://jx.ifeng.com/a/20160712/4749936_0.shtml It holds secret-level security credentials.https://web.archive.org/web/20190113185320/http://zhibo.4g.jxnews.com.cn/v4/4gnews_895513_10101_55.html
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.https://web.archive.org/web/20190731222931/http://www.nchu.edu.cn/rcpy/yjsjy The university hosts at least three laboratories focused on defence research.
NCHU is particularly close to AVIC, the Chinese military’s aircraft manufacturing company.https://www.eol.cn/e_gx/df/jiangxi/html/zsftnchkdx/index.html 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.http://archive.fo/tejLA
Major defence laboratories
- National Defense Key Disciplines Laboratory of Light Alloy Processing Science and Technology (南昌航空大学轻合金加工国防学科重点实验室)http://archive.fo/ayzNa
- Aeronautical Science and Technology Key Laboratory of Aeronautical Testing and Evaluation Technology (中航工业航空检测与评价技术航空科技重点实验室)http://archive.fo/XzjLU ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190731074958/http://yjs.nchu.edu.cn/zsgz/zsjz/content_22924
- Jointly run with AVIC
- Aeronautical Science and Technology Key Lab. of Aeronautical Materials Processing (中航工业航空材料热加工技术航空科技重点实验室)http://archive.fo/XzjLU ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190731074958/http://yjs.nchu.edu.cn/zsgz/zsjz/content_22924
- Jointly run with AVIC
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.https://web.archive.org/web/20181218065423/http://ndt.nchu.edu.cn/aboutus.asp
Designated defence research areas
- Precision forming and joining technology
- Component quality testing and control
- Testing and measuring technology and instruments
- Photoelectric and laser technology
- Military-use critical materialshttps://web.archive.org/web/20190731222931/http://www.nchu.edu.cn/rcpy/yjsjy
Noteworthy international collaborations
NCHU has partnerships with several institutions in Ukraine including the National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute.http://archive.fo/N103g
NCHU collaborates and has exchange programs with universities in about 20 countries, including the US, UK, Japan, France, Ukraine and Australia.https://web.archive.org/web/20191116221335/https://www.sicas.cn/Theme/study_in_Nanchang/Contents_130906161258711.shtml
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