The Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) was founded in 1960 and renamed from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology in 2004. The university has a full education and training system for bachelor, master and doctor degrees, as well as a center for post-doctoral studies. Currently, there are 18,000 students and over 1,300 faculty members on the campus, among which about 320 faculties specialize in atmospheric science. The university boasts 42 basic and special laboratories such as Key Laboratory of Meteorological Disasters and Key Laboratory of Atmospheric physics and Environment. The university has been actively taking part in key research programs on national meteorological field for a long time and plays an important role in its basic research. In recent years, professors of the university have shouldered more than 600 research programs in different areas, including 113 state programs and 98 provincial ones. About 30,000 students have so far been graduated from the university and many of them have become backbones in different areas such as science and technology, education and administration. Some of them have been promoted to deputy secretary-general with WMO, academicians of China Academy of Science and China Academy of Engineering. Many alumni abroad have become renowned scientists and scholars and take important jobs in international organizations and countries in Europe and North American. Extensive exchanges and cooperation on scientific research and intellectual fostering with foreign universities and research institutes have been carried out. The WMO Regional Meteorological Training Center, established on the campus of the university in 1993, has trained 568 junior and senior personnel engaged in meteorology and its administration for 91 countries and regions around the world. The university has therefore become an important base for WMO to train senior meteorologists and administrators for developing countries.