The university has actively conducted kinds of academic exchange and cooperation with colleges and universities or scientific research institutions in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Russia, Republic of Korea, Germany and many other countries chronologically. In 1998, the university was authorized to enroll foreign students. In 2000, approved by the Office of Academic Degree of the State Council, NEEPU began an undergraduate degree program jointly operated with Utah State University. In 2012, Ministry of Education approved the undergraduate programme of Electrical Engineering and Its Automation between NEEPU and University of Strathclyde. In 2011, NEEPU became one of the universities being authorized to send the young and middle-aged core teachers abroad for advanced training. In 2013, the university was authorized by the Ministry of Education to be a Chinese Government Scholarship university.