Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST)

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.