Xidian University, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, dedicates primarily to the electronics and information education and research, with an integration of a wide range of academic subjects covering engineering, science, management, economy, arts and social sciences.
Xidian University has two campuses, north campus and south campus, occupying an area of 270 hectares, with the building area of over 1.3 million square meters. Its two libraries boast a collection of 7.36 million volumes, of which about 2.61 million are printed and about 4.75million are electronic. The journals in Chinese and foreign languages total 1100, and there are about 130 databases in Chinese and foreign languages on 69 platforms, covering all the disciplines and specialties of the university.
Xidian has over 33,000 students including over 9000 master students, and 1800 Ph.D. students. The university consists of 19 schools. Xidian is one of the pioneer universities which establish the majors of information theory, information systems engineering, radar, microwave antenna, electronic machinery and electronic countermeasures. In the fields of electronic and information, Xidian possesses distinctive advantages and features in cultivation and scientific research both at home and abroad. There are 14 doctorate discipline, 27 master discipline, 9 centers for post-doctoral studies and 52 undergraduate majors. In the Fourth National Assessment of First-level Disciplines, Electronic Science and Technology was rated A+, ranking first nationwide together with another university in China, Information and Communication Engineering was rated A, and Computer Science and Technology was rated A-. Electronic information science and technology of Xidian University continues to lead domestically.