Nanjing Audit University

Nanjing Audit University (NAU), established in 1983, is the only full-time undergraduate institute at home and abroad that carries “Audit” in its name, and is one of the birthplaces of audit higher education in China.

In 2011, it was granted as the first batch of authorized units of master degree in auditing, and was granted as the authorized unit of master degree (academic degree) in 2013. In 2021, NAU became listed among the newly-added Doctor Degree Conferring Unit by National Ministry of Education.

NAU has always adhered to the initial intention of serving the audit career, and has pioneered a characteristic path of serving national strategic needs as the orientation, serving national economic supervision and national governance as the mandate, and meeting the needs of the audit industry and regional economic and social development as the focus. 

NAU has now become the cradle for training audit talents, a base for auditing scientific research, a think tank for auditing career development and a window for auditing international exchange.

NAU’s current full-time undergraduates, postgraduates and international students totals more than 18,000. It has a full-time teaching faculty of more than 1,200. Today’s NAU consists of two campuses in Pukou and Mochou, covering a total area of 1.2 million square metres. The Audit Academy of CNAO are both located on NAU Pukou Campus.

NAU has built a system of disciplines and specialties with audit as the brand and the disciplines of Economics, Administration, Law, Engineering, Liberal Art and Science supporting each other and developing synergistically. For now, there is 1 doctoral degree discipline (Statistics), 8 authorized academic master degree disciplines (Business Administration, Theoretical Economics, Applied Economics, Law, Statistics, Computer Science and Technology, Public Administration,Administration Science and Engineering) and 13 authorized professional master degree disciplines (Auditing, Accounting, Finance, MBA, International Business, Law, Applied Statistics, Electronic Information, Insurance, Tax, Engineering Management, MPA, Chinese as a Foreign Language).  In the global ranking of Economics research power of universities released by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, the school ranks 179th in the world and 9th in universities across the Taiwan Strait, Hong Kong and Macau, and Applied Economics ranks 6th in mainland China.

NAU has always adhered to the internationalization strategy and actively carried out international exchanges and cooperation. As the organizer and practitioner of the Chinese Government Scholarship Audit Master Program” jointly set up by the CNAO and the Ministry of Education, the organizer of the Foreign Aid Degree Education Program” of the Ministry of Commerce, NAU has been recruiting international audit master students from countries along the Belt and Road. It has also successfully passed the Quality Accreditation of International Students’ Education initiated by the Ministry of Education. NAU has been accredited by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) as the only Internal Audit Education Partner (IAEP) partner university in China. NAU has been awarded Platinum Level Training Institution by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as the University with the highest number of ACCA talents in the world. NAU has also established an international joint audit school with French SKEMA Business School and has been newly granted as the base of Innovation Practice Program for Cultivating High-level Internationalized Talents by the Ministry of Education. Since 2008, 27 teachers engaged in 70 UN Audit assignments, and a totality of 10 faculty teachers have been selected in the UN Audit Talents Pool. NAU has established extensive cooperation and exchange contacts with international organizations such as International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI), as well as the supreme audit institutions of dozens of countries and regions such as the US and France. Auditors General from nearly 40 countries and regions such as Brazil, India, South Africa and other auditors are conferred as Honorary Professors. In the recent five years, NAU teachers have attended 502 international conferences and academic exchanges abroad, and 45 international conferences and training courses have been held on campus.

We are striving to accelerate our efforts to build a high-level university with distinguished features that has a significant impact and the AUDIT university that is renowned both at home and abroad.