Nantong University is located in Nantong, a coastal city in the east of China. Nantong University was approved to establish by China’s Ministry of Education in May 2004 as a comprehensive university through the amalgamation of three former colleges: Nantong Medical College, Nantong Institute of Technology and Nantong Teachers College. With a history of more than 90 years and an impressive breadth of disciplines, Nantong University has leading graduate, professional, and undergraduate programs in a variety of fields, including programs in literature, science, economics, law, education, history, engineering, medical science, and management. There are now 21 schools offering 73 undergraduate programs, 43 master programs and 1 doctor program with the total enrollment of 22,539 undergraduates, 770 postgraduates and 144 International students. Among 1553 full-time teachers, there are 611 professors and associate professors.NTU offers programs with rich opportunities for students at home and abroad to match their desire to develop intellectually and professionally.NTU was established on May18, 2004 with the amalgamation of Nantong Medical College, Nantong Institute of Technology and Nantong Teachers College . However, it traces its history back to the early twentieth century.Nantong Medical College , stemmed from a private Medical Institute of Nantong, was founded in 1912 by Zhang Jian and his brother Zhang Cha.
Nantong University was one of the earliest medical colleges in China . It was transformed into Nantong Medical College in 1927, and a Medical department of Nantong University (amalgamated from three colleges of agriculture, textile and medicine) in 1928. Nantong University was moved to Shanghai In August 1938 and returned home and restored in 1946. During the adjustment of the national higher education in 1952, the medical department was entitled Northern Jiangsu Medical College and renamed as Nantong Medical College in 1956. Nantong University came under the joint jurisdiction of China ’s Ministry of Transportation and the Jiangsu Provincial Government In 1978. And since Feb. 2002, Nantong University has become a college at provincial level. Nantong Institute of Technology , the first textile college in China, developed from Nantong Textile Training School set in 1912, and was renamed Nantong Private Textile College in Sept. 1913.
Nantong University changed into Nantong Textile University in 1927 and combined into private Nantong University with medical and agricultural departments in 1928. Nantong University was merged into East China Textile College , Shanghai in1952 and was reinstalled by the Jiangsu Provincial Government in Dec. 1977 as Nantong Textile Branch (attached to Nanjing Technology Institute). It was renamed as Nantong Textile College in July 1980, promoted to Nantong Textile Institute of Technology in Jan. 1985 and re-entitled as Nantong Institute of Technology since Mar. 1995.Nantong Teachers College was amalgamated from the former Nantong Teachers College and Nantong Education College in 1999. The former Nantong Teachers College was established in 1958.
Nantong Education College had been combined with Nantong District Teachers Training School and Nantong Teachers Training School . In Mar. 1983, Nantong Municipal Government approved to combine the two schools and named it Nantong Education College.
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