Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics was founded in October 1952. In 1996, NUAA passed the evaluation process of Project 211 directed by the Ministry of Education, and became one of the nation’s “100 key universities for the 21st Century.” Approved by the Ministry of Education, NUAA launched master programs in 2000. At present, NUAA has a full-time enrollment of over 7,577 postgraduate students, 16,015 undergraduates, and 500 international students. There are also 4,862 other types of registered students in various programs. NUAA has a faculty with significant academic prestige and educational experience. The full-time staff number more than 3.000, including more than 1020 professors and associate professors, 269 Ph.D. supervisors, 11 CAS academicians, 3 members of Academic Degree Committee under the State Council, 10 “Changjiang Scholar Award” professors, 18 professors with national or provincial recognition for their outstanding contributions, as well as 135 experts who enjoy special government allowance.