Directly under the Ministry of Education, Xidian University, or XDU is a national key university featuring electronic and information science. It is listed under Project 211 and Project 985 Innovation Platform for Superiority Subject. XDU has 17 colleges, more than 36,000 students, and around 2300 faculty. XDU has two campuses, covering an area of 270 hectares (2700000m²). The south campus is known as the new campus. North campus is located downtown and is 13 kilometers away from the south one. There are many world-renowned high-tech companies, such as Samsung, Micron Technology, etc. around the south campus and the location of the XDU south campus is named Electronic Valley by the Xi’an Municipal Government.