Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT) is located in Xi’an, the cradle of Chinese civilization and an influential ancient capital of China. As a famous learning center of civil engineering and architecture in China, XAUAT boasts a long history that can date back to 1895 when the Tianjin Beiyang School of Western Learning was officially founded. During the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges in 1956, the civil engineering, architecture, and municipal engineering departments of the Northeast Institute of Technology, Northwest Institute of Technology, Qingdao Institute of Technology, and South Jiangsu Industrial Technical School were merged here. These time-honored schools have brought XAUAT precious resources of the earliest civil engineering, architecture, and environment disciplines in China’s modern history of higher education. With these profound legacies, the university has helped keep alive the country’s modern philosophies and ethnic cultures, and has fostered a large group of scientific and technological talent for New China. XAUAT is now a university co-built by Shaanxi Province, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. It is among the first institutions authorized by the State Council to grant doctor’s degrees. The university offers 10 doctoral programs, 9 postdoctoral research stations, 27 first-level master’s programs, and 3 national key disciplines (architectural design and theory, structural engineering, and environmental engineering). A total of 27 national platforms, including the State Key Laboratory of Green Building in Western China and the China Academy of Urban-Rural Development and Cultural Heritage, have been established at XAUAT.