NUDT is committed to enhancing internationalization, with the aim to provide faculty and students with opportunities to participate in international cooperation and exchanges. Every year, students have opportunities to pursue degree programs or short-term exchanges in universities abroad and are encouraged to participate in international academic activities such as high-level academic competitions. Besides, well-known overseas experts and scholars are invited to give lectures at NUDT. The University also holds various international academic activities each year including international academic conferences, international academic competitions and international summer schools, providing platforms for professionals and students both at home and abroad to exchange ideas.
In 2021, NUDT successfully held the 6th International Seminar on the Strategy of National Security and Development of Science & Technology (ISST), with the theme "Emerging Technologies, International Competition and Security Governance". The first seminar was held in 2009, and 6 seminars have been held ever since.
2021 International Conference on Autonomous Unmanned Systems (ICAUS 2021) was held from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26, 2021 in Changsha, China. The conference offers a unique and interesting platform for scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present and share their most recent research and innovative ideas in the areas of unmanned systems, robotics, automation, and intelligent systems.