Over the past 50 years NUDT has developed into a comprehensive university of science, engineering, military science, management, economics, philosophy, literature, education, law and history. The university consists of 10 colleges administering to over 40 departments, institutes and laboratories, four national key laboratories and one key laboratory at the Ministry of Education level. NUDT plays a leading role in many subjects, nine of which are national key subjects. According to the National First-Category Discipline Evaluation from the years 2002-2004 organized by the Ministry of Education, five disciplines of NUDT made the ‘top five’ list and the discipline of Computer Science and Technology ranked first nationwide.
NUDT now has over 2,000 faculty members of which nearly 300 are professors. There are 15,700 full-time students including 8,900 undergraduates and 6,800 graduates. NUDT offers 25 programs for undergraduates, 95 programs for Masters degree candidates and 51 programs for PhD candidates. Moreover, 11 mobile post-doctoral research stations have been authorized on campus.