PATT41 Nanjing

Located in the eastern part of China, Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province, which is developed in economy in China and an important central city on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtse River. At present, Nanjing has jurisdiction over 11 districts, covering an area of 6587.04 square kilometres and having a population of about 9547, 000. Nanjing has developed into a multiple-producing industrial base in eastern China, an important hub of transportation and communication center, one of China’s four major scientific research and educational central cities. The gross national products of the whole city in 2023 amounted to 1742 billion yuan. Famous for its national historical and cultural architecture, cultural heritage of paper-cut and traditional folding fan handicraft, and Jinling delicious food, amongst others, the city has an ancient and diverse culture.

Nanjing Normal University (NNU) is a prestigious university with over 120 years of history. NNU has domestic and international first-ranking early childhood education, as well as technical and engineering departments in the fields such as mechanical, electronics, energy, chemical,  automation, environment and so on. NNU has 981 international students from 133 countries, and has established cooperation and exchange relations with 232 universities from 42 countries and regions in the world, employing more than 400 foreign experts. At present, NNU has three campuses: Xianlin Campus, Suiyuan Campus, and Zijin Campus, among which Suiyuan Campus is renowned as “the most beautiful campus of the Orient”. Our PATT 41st conference will be held at Suiyuan Campus. 

The NNU School of Education and Science is committed to education that inspires technology and engineering education, espousing quality, compatibility and sustainability. In December 2022, Ms. Audrey Azoulay of Director-General of UNESCO and President Hua Guihong of NNU formally signed an agreement to establish an UNESCO Chair in K-12 Technology and Engineering Education at NNU. This is the first UNESCO Chair established in technology and engineering education, and it marks a new beginning and a new mission for global-oriented technology and engineering education.

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