National Defense University

Headquartered in Beijing, the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) National Defense University (NDU) is the People's Republic of China's (PRC) premier institution for professional military education. The facility has been home some of the PRC's most skilled warfighters, and The Intelligence Ledger assesses that its alumni will shape China's geopolitical and geoeconomic footprint for decades to come. NDU education is available for Ground Force (PLAGF), Navy (PLAN), Air Force (PLAAF), Rocket Force (PLARF), Strategic Support Force (PLASSF), and People's Armed Police (PAP) personnel.


According to the United States Air Force's Air University, the NDU maintains six facilities in Beijing, Shanghai, Shijiazhuang, Nanjing, and Xi’an.

  • Main Campus (本部): 89 No. 3, Hongshankou Jia, Haidian District, Beijing (北京市海淀区红山口甲3号)

  • International College of Defense Studies (国际防务学院): 90 No. 15, Fuxue Road Jia, Changping District, Beijing (北京市昌平区府学路甲15号)

  • National Security College (国家安全学院): 91 No. 3, Hongshankou Jia, Haidian District, Beijing (北京市海淀区 红山口甲3号)

  • Military Management College (军事管理学院): 92 No. 3, Hongshankou Jia, Haidian District, Beijing (北京市 海淀区红山口甲3号)

  • Joint Services College (联合勤务学院): 93 No. 28, Wanshou Road, Haidian District, Beijing (中国北京市海淀区 万寿路28号)

  • Joint Operations College (联合作战学院): 94 No. 777, Zhongxi Road, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province (河北省石 家庄市中山西路777号)

  • Political College (政治学院): 95 No. 252, Zhongshanbei Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province (江苏省南京市中山北 路252号)

  • College of Military Culture (军事文化学院): 96 No. 18, Nanda Street, Zhongguan Village, Haidian District, Beijing (北京市海淀区中关村南大街18号)

  • Graduate School (研究生院): 97 Beijing (北京市)