North China Institute of Aerospace Engineering


North China Institute of Aerospace Engineering (NCIAE) is designated very high risk for its close relationship with Chinese missile manufacturers and focus on defence research.

NCIAE specialises aerospace technology and engineering. ; The university is primarily run by the Hebei Provincial Government, together with the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), and China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC).

NCIAE appears to be a major training center for CASC and CASIC, state-owned defence conglomerates that dominate China’s missile and satellite sector. NCIAE runs at least two research and development centres with CASC and was involved in the development of the Shenzhou spacecraft, Long March rockets and the DFH-5 satellite platform.

In 2003, the Hebei Provincial Government, CASC and CASIC signed an agreement to jointly support NCIAE (pictured below, courtesy of NCIAE).

The university holds secret-level security credentials.ttps://

Major defence laboratories

Designated defence research areas

Noteworthy international collaborations

NCIAE lists Germany’s Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, the UK’s Wolverhampton University, the United States’ St Martin’s University and Ukraine’s National Aerospace University as some of its international partners. The university has established friendly relations with various institutions in countries affiliated with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). NCIAE runs a teacher andstudent exchange program with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.

Last updated 18 November 2019. Unclear about any wording? Visit the terminology page.