About the Partner

npj Quantum Materials is a part of the Nature Partner Journals series and is published by Springer Nature in partnership with Nanjing University.

About Nanjing University

Founded in 1902, Nanjing University (NJU) is over a century old. It enjoys an excellent reputation in China and abroad. The university is listed in the first group of high-level universities in the national 211 and 985 projects, which attract strong funding from the Chinese government. As a member of the China Nine League, NJU boasts strong faculty in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medicine and engineering.

NJU is a leading comprehensive university in China as assessed by various national and international rankings. According to Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators, 13 academic disciplines at NJU are ranked in the top 1 per cent worldwide and are ranked top among Chinese universities. In the QS Word University Rankings 2014, NJU has 20 disciplines listed in the global top 200.

Over the past decade, NJU has acquired more than 800 national, provincial and ministerial awards for research. Since 2000, NJU has won 1 first prize and 18 second prizes in the National Natural Science Awards, 6 second prizes in the National Scientific and Technological Progress Awards and 4 second prizes in the State Technological Awards. In 2006, a project accomplished by NJU physicists led by academician Nai-ben Ming won first prize in the National Natural Science Awards, which is the highest award for natural scientific research in China.

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