English schools in China
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) is a research-oriented university with information technology and telecommunications as its main feature. It offers a wide range of subjects including engineering, management, humanities and sciences, and most of its subjects and disciplines are related to applied science and engineering.
BUPT enjoys a nationwide reputation for innovation and excellence in advanced research and learning in information and communication technology. It serves as one of the most important teaching and research bases for information technology and telecommunication industry in China.
BUPT is one of the 73 Key National Universities under the leadership of the Ministry of Education of P.R.China. Founded in 1955, BUPT was originally named Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications. It was the first institute of higher learning for teaching and research in the fields of posts and telecommunications. In 1993, it was authorized to rename as its present name BUPT.
Directly administered by the Ministry of Education, BUPT is one of the first 61 universities that were listed in the Project “211” Universities in 1995, which aims at strengthening 100 National Key Universities as a national priority for the 21st century. Since then, BUPT has greatly improved its quality of education, scientific research, management and institutional efficiency.
In order to provide favorable academic environment, BUPT has established a complete campus network embracing the library, staff rooms, research centers, dormitories etc. Great efforts have also been made in bringing up a number of academic leaders and competent teachers who have high academic attainments and are prestigious both at home and abroad. In particular, the training of young academic leaders has been accelerated, and more and more outstanding talents are attracted to work at BUPT.
BUPT is one of the 56 universities in China that are authorized to formally form a Graduate school by the General Office of the Academic Degree of the State Council after a long time of painstaking experiment. The Graduate School has developed complete graduate programs that cover the disciplines of engineering, science, economics, administration, law and philosophy. It is also one of the earliest universities in China that has officially been authorized to offer doctoral and master programs.
BUPT has fourteen schools, namely the School of Telecommunication Engineering, School of Computer Science and Technology, School of Information Engineering, School of Automation, School of Economics and Management, School of Humanities, Law and Economics, School of Electronic Engineering, School of Languages, School of Sciences, School of Continuing Education, School of Network Education, School of Software Engineering, International School and School of Ethnic Minority Education.
In 2005-2006 academic year, BUPT offers 33 undergraduate programs, 34 postgraduate programs, two professional degrees - MBA and Master of Engineering and 12 doctoral programs to the domestic and overseas students.
There are over 230 professors and 426 associate professors out of the total of 1066 faculty members, among which Professor Ye Peida, senior academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Professor Zhou Jiongpan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Professor Chen Junliang, academician of both CAS and CAE and Professor Xu Daxiong, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kirgizstan are in the forefront of the outstanding professors.
Currently, BUPT has over 16,200 full-time students and 12,000 long-distance and E-learning students, among full-time students there are 10,800 undergraduate students, 4650 master students and 805 doctoral students.
BUPT’s graduates boast the top employment rate among Chinese universities, about 98%, and most of them are employed by famous IT companies at home and abroad.
In the 2001 national assessment, the following four second-grade subjects of BUPT: “Communication and Information System”, “Electromagnetic Field and Microwave Technology”, “Signal and Information Processing” and “Circuit and System” were accredited as national-level key subjects. Among them, “Communication and Information System” ranked No.1. Again, in the 2002 national assessment, two BUPT first-grade subjects-“Electronic Science and Technology” and “Information and Communication Engineering” ranked second and third.
BUPT has one ministry-level Engineering Center under the leadership of Ministry of Education-“Research Center of Information Network Engineering”, and one National University Science Park-“Information Valley”.
And BUPT is one of eight universities that took part in the initiation construction of “China Education and Research Network” (CERNET) in 1994. It also takes part in the demonstrating project of the CERNET2, a model project of the next-generation Internet (NGI), which adopts the pure Ipv6 protocol.
BUPT possesses all the top-end experimental instruments necessary for Information and Communication sciences, with one of the highest instrument-value to student ratios among all of China’s higher educational institutions. And BUPT’s library houses 970,000 books of 152,000 kinds, notably providing first-class modern data retrieval and information inquiry services.