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School of Natural and Applied Sciences

School of Natural and Applied Sciences of Northwestern Polytechnical University, founded in July, 2003, comprises of three departments—Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics and Applied Chemistry. School of Science is a research-oriented and science and technology-focused institution. It has one national key discipline, one national defense key discipline and four key disciplines of Ministry of Industry and Information of P.R.C. The school has four first-class disciplines (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Optical Engineering) and three second-class disciplines (Materials Physics and Chemistry, Material Science and Materials Forming Engineering). It provides 19 academic master degree programs, three engineering master degree programs, and nine bachelor’s degree programs. Up to 2015, the disciplines of chemistry and materials physics and chemistry of School of Science have been listed in ESI (top 1% of global disciplines).

In School of Science, the area of laboratories is more than 6000 square meters. The school has five key laboratories. They are Space Applied Physics and Chemistry Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education, Space Materials Science and Technology Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Province, Aggregated Structure and Properties Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Province, Technology of Optical Information Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Province and Polymer Science and Technology Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Province. At the same time, the school has a chemical public testing platform and two Shaanxi Province Experimental Teaching Demonstrations on Physics and Chemistry.

The School of Science has 236 academic staff, including two members of the Chinese Academy of Science, one member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, three Chair Professors of “Cheung Kong Scholars Program”, one national important contribution expert, three winners of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, two members selected for New Century Talents Project, two winners of National Science...