Knowledge Transfer

NAU is committed to outreach and plays an active role in regional economic development through cooperation with local governments and enterprises. NAU initiatives like the Sci-Tech Caravan and the Double 100 Project have been honored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, and Jiangsu provincial government for their contributions to social and economic prosperity.


NAU runs 18 off-campus Working Stations for faculty, and has established five Academies of Industry, more than 100 Alliances of University & Enterprises, and 10 University-Industry Research Cooperation Platforms with local governments and enterprises. From 2006 to 2011, NAU signed more than 500 technology transfer and services contracts with local governments and industry, resulting in 50 billion RMB of economic return to society.