The origin of Nanjing University of Chemical Technology can be traced back to Sanjiang Normal School established in 1902, and Nanjing Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering was formerly the Department of Mechanics of Tongji Medical and Engineering School established in 1915.
The University has 26 colleges, and close to 30,000 students including over-seas students, undergraduates, and master's degree and PhD candidates. It has 5 post-PhD stations, 35 PhD programs, 107 master's degree programs, 19 programs for Master of Engineering, and 80 undergraduate programs.
Nanjing Tech University has a strong contingent engaging in scientific research. In recent years, the University has undertaken 5,000 scientific research projects, including those of the 973 Program, the 863 Program, and the State Natural Science Foundation. A great number of its scientific achievements have won more than 100 awards at national, ministerial and provincial levels since the ‘11th Five Years Plan’, including 3 Second National Awards for Scientific Progress and Technological Innovation, and 3 Second National Awards for Technical Innovation.
Today, Nanjing Tech University consists of two campuses, one in Mofan Road, and the other one in Jiangpu, covering a total area of 4000 mu (or 267 hectares).