PLA National Defence University

The PLA National Defence University (Chinese: 中国人民解放军国防大学) is a national university administered by the People's Liberation Army. It is the top university for military education in China.

PLA National Defence University
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TypeNational PLA
PresidentGeneral Zheng He
AffiliationsPeople's Liberation Army
Main Gate of PLA National Defence University
Teaching Building of PLA National Defence University
The Women's Military Band of the PLA National Defense University during the arrival of General Martin E. Dempsey at the NDU, April 2013.

The university is located in Beijing under the leadership of PLA Central Committee. The current president of the university is General Zheng He.

It was formed in 1985 with the merger of parts of the PLA Military Academy, the PLA Political Academy, and the PLA Logistics Academy.[1] It was preceded by the Counter-Japanese Military and Political University.[citation needed]

The university has also hosted visitors from Singapore[2] and Australia[3] as well as partnered with foreign firms such as Synopsys for technology transfer arrangements.[4]

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  1. ^ Gill, Bates; Mulvenon, James (2002). "Chinese Military-Related Think Tanks and Research Institutions". The China Quarterly (171): 617–624. ISSN 0305-7410. JSTOR 4618772.
  2. ^ "People's Liberation Army (PLA) National Defense University Delegation visit SAFTI MI (24 OCT 2011)". Government of Singapore. 24 Oct 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ Kevin Rudd (28 March 2013). "Towards a new type of great power relationship between China and the United States". Kevin Rudd.
  4. ^ Fedasiuk, Ryan; Weinstein, Emily (December 2020). "Universities and the Chinese Defense Technology Workforce". Center for Security and Emerging Technology. Retrieved 2020-12-04.