Xi’an Aeronautical University was founded in 1955 and was named Xi’an Aeronautical School. With the development of economy, it was awarded the rights to confer the bachelor’s degree by the Ministry of Education of China on January 13th, 2012, and gains the name of Xi’an Aeronautical University. The university can offer 65 specialties.
It focuses on the science and is outstanding especially in aerospace and aviation manufacturing majors. In recent years, it gains the recognition in the following fields. The first one is to impart the aviation manufacturing talents; the second, aiming at reinforcement of employment, is to cultivate the students by the demands of enterprises and offers the students to be employed directly in enterprises with the contracts signed before and the third is its international cooperation with many universities all over the world.
In year 2006, the institute has been evaluated as excellent in the assessment of specialist cultivation work among higher professional institutions, which was carried out by the Ministry of Education.
In year 2010, the institute was awarded “national model higher professional institute”. The institute is located in Yanliang, Xi’an which is a national Aerospace Industry base, which enables the institute to have a perfect and practical study environment. Xi'an Aeronautical University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.