Covariant density functional theory (CDFT) has achieved great success in describing many nuclear phenomena over the past several decades. In this talk, I will highlight our recent progress in improving and extending the nuclear CDFT, which is motivated by experimental results on both nuclear ground and excited states. We start from a successful covariant density functional PC-PK1, and extend CDFT for nuclear spectroscopic properties within a rotating mean field. It has provided successful descriptions of novel rotation and exotic shapes for nuclei towards high isospin and spin. Finally, I will also introduce the very recent progress on a new method to calculate spectroscopic properties beyond the mean-field.
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