A Brief Introduction to the School of Architecture and Urban Planning
The School of Architecture and Urban Planning has two disciplines, architecture and urban-rural planning. The School gears itself toward the objective of bringing up high-level professionals specializing in architectural design, urban design, landscape planning and design, and urban and regional planning. The discipline of architecture has a solid base in architectural design research and architectural history and theory, and is carrying out cutting-edge studies in the emerging fields of urbanism, digital architecture and sustainable architecture. The discipline of urban and rural planning is originated from human geography and economic geography and, based upon the strong cluster of urban sciences in Nanjing University, fosters a cross-disciplinary research and teaching towards urban and regional planning. The School has two doctoral programs of Architecture, and Urban and Rural Planning, two master’s programs of Architecture, and Urban and Rural Planning. Our students’ design projects have received more than 100 international and national awards. Currently the School has 66 full-time faculty members, among them there are 20 Professors and 22 Associate Professors. Most of the teachers have both learning and work experience in leading higher education institutions home and abroad, and excellence in invention and project engineering. In the last five years, their works have received more than 200 national and provincial architectural awards.
The school is actively engaged in international academic exchanges. To date, an extensive international academic exchange network and a long-term cooperative and exchange mechanism have been established. Exchange programs involve academic exchanges and cooperation, joint research projects, and exchanges of visits with various famous higher education institutions in Europe, Americas, and Oceania. In 2007, the Sino-French Centre for Urban, Regional and Planning Studies (SFURP) was jointly founded by Nanjing University and the University Paris XII Val de Marne aiming at a multi-disciplinary and multi-partner scientific center for high-level scientific research in the area of urban planning and urban studies. In 2012, the University of Cambridge – Nanjing University Research Centre on Architecture and Urbanism (CNRCAU) was jointly founded by Nanjing University and the University of Cambridge as a platform and laboratory to conduct innovative and multidisciplinary research on contemporary architecture and urbanism. In 2015, the Nanjing University - Syracuse University International Center for Green Building and Urban Environment was jointly founded by Nanjing University and the Syracuse University focusing on research in sustainable building technology.
Today, the School of Architecture and Urban Planning is among the most internationally renowned architectural schools in China. It is committed to cutting-edge researches and original theoretical findings, in order to answer the quests of real practical issues. Based upon research outputs, the School targets at nurturing high-level professionals in architecture and urban planning for the future.
School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Gulou Campus, Nanjing 210093, CHINA