Xidian University (Chinese: 西安电子科技大学; pinyin: Xī'ān Diànzǐ Kējì Dàxué) is a public research university directly under the Ministry of Education of China, located in Xi'an, China. Founded in 1931, the university is considered one of the top universities of research and education of engineering in China. Its electronic engineering program ranks 5th in China. It is ranked 30th in Best Global Universities for Computer Science by U.S. News & World Report. It is also one of the universities funded by Project 211 and Project 985 Innovation Platform for Superiority Subject. Xidian University now dedicates primarily to the electronics and information education and research, with an integration of a wide range of academic subjects covering engineering,science, management, economy, arts and social sciences. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.