Ten Reasons for Studying at Beihang University
National Key University
Beihang University, established in 1952, is the first university focusing on aeronautics and astronautics in China. Since its establishment, Beihang has been supported by Chinese government; and it is one of the first group of 16 national key universities, one of the first 22 colleges and universities set up graduate schools, one of the first batch in one hundred universities of “The 211 project”; and in 2001 it entered the list of universities of “The 985 Project”.
Prominent Discipline Advantage
Beihang University has 27 schools covering a wide range of disciplines, which include sciences, engineering, economics, management, humanities, law, philosophy, education, medicine and art. It has 8 first-level disciplines of the national key disciplines (tied for seventh place among the universities in China), 28 second-level disciplines of the national key disciplines, and there are total 13 disciplines ranked in the top 10 in the whole country. Beihang has undergraduate programs in 59 subjects,.21 first-level disciplines for doctoral degree, 38 first-level disciplines for master degree, 17 stations for post-doctoral research. Beihang has significant advantage over other universities in the fields of aeronautics, astronautics, dynamics, information, material science, instrument and management.
First-Class Scientific Research Level
Beihang University has been aiming at international forefront of academics, actively building top-level innovation platforms and first-class scientific research teams. In 2006, it was approved for creating National Aerospace Science and Technology Laboratory which, since then, has become Beihang’s characteristics of aeronautics and astronautics and important symbol of research university. At present, Beihang has 7 national key laboratories, 3 state-level engineering research centers, 42 provincial and ministerial-level key laboratories; also has 4 innovation and research groups sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and 11 innovation teams sponsored by the Ministry of Education. Over the past 60 years, Beihang has made more than 40 domestic first achievements in scientific research, and has always been at the forefront of the domestic universities in the research fields of cutting-edge technology.
Strong Faculty Team
Beihang University has many excellent teachers. The total number of faculty is over 3,700, of them more than 2,100 full-time teachers and over 1,600 professors and associate professors. Beihang has attracted a large number of high level talents, including 20 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 20 experts of “Recruitment Program of Global Experts”, 23 chief scientists of “The 973 Project”, 46 professors of “Chang Jiang Scholars Program”, 35 winners of “The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars”, and 3 state-level famous teachers. The university has emerged many national first prize winners and field experts, and a large number of young, promising and profound experts and scholars.
Extensive Exchange Cooperation
Beihang University is open to the world. It has established long-term and stable relationships of cooperation with nearly 200 celebrated foreign colleges and universities, first-class research institutes and famous multinational companies. It actively develops the student exchange programs and joint degree awarding with the well-known colleges and universities all over the world. Every year exchange students from different countries and areas come to Beihang for study or research programs.
Comprehensive English Teaching Programs
Since 1990s Beihang University has stuck to English teaching in postgraduate courses and some undergraduate courses. Currently in the university there are over 60 subjects for postgraduates, 7 subjects for undergraduates, nearly 300 courses in English teaching.
High-Quality Chinese Language Training
The Chinese Language Training Center (CLTC), built up in 1994, is attached to the International School with excellent and experienced teachers, and has a number of advanced multimedia teaching equipment. Its teaching programs and training plans are fitting the needs of foreigners. The Center offers various training programs including General Chinese, Speaking Chinese, Technical Chinese etc.. Moreover, it organizes rich and diversified activities, such as practicing, visiting, discussing and sightseeing, which let international students have an opportunity to understand Chinese culture, history and customs while they are learning Chinese language. Thousands of long-term and short-term students from a lot of countries of the world have graduated from the Center, many of them achieved excellent results and obtained their Chinese qualifications for study in Chinese colleges and universities.
Abundant International Student Scholarship and Awards
Beihang University is one of the universities receiving international students supported by Chinese Government Scholarship. Since 2006 it has become one of the universities accepting international students supported by Beijing Government Scholarship. In 2007 it set up Foreign Students Scholarship; and in 2008 it was approved as one of the independent recruitment universities for international students sponsored by Chinese Government Scholarship pursuing for their master or doctoral degrees.
At present Beihang has University Postgraduates Program at Beihang University sponsored by Chinese Government scholarship, Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarship, Confucius Institute Scholarship and Foreign Students Scholarships of Beijing Municipal Government and Beihang University and so forth, with the aim to encourage and support more and more outstanding international students come to Beihang for their study.
Beautiful Campus Environment and Convenient Living Facilities
Beihang University is located in Beijing, the capital of China. It has two campuses: Xueyuan Rd. campus and Shahe campus, covering an area of 500 acres, with a total floor space of over 1,500,000 square meters, and is one of largest campus in Beijing. Xueyuan Rd. campus, with convenient transportation, is close to Beijing Zhongguancun High-Tech Park and the National Olympic Sports Center. Around the campus there are many universities and scientific research institutes.
Beihang library has a total floor space of nearly 26,000 square meters, 1,800 reading seats, a collection of 2,750,000 printed books and journals and periodicals, a large number of databases, electronic books and periodicals in Chinese and foreign languages. The library provides rich information resources for teachers and students.
On the campus there are various sports and fitness facilities: stadium, gymnasium, basketball stadium, swimming pools, indoor tennis stadium, fitness centers etc. The living and service facilities – banks, post office, supermarket, hospital are also on the campus. Besides, the Aerospace Museum, the Art Museum, The Concert Hall, the University History Museum and the Museum of Science and Technology Innovation are very convenient to go to. The campus has many eating and drinking places: 8 students dining halls (one for Muslims), restaurants, fast food shops, coffee shops. The campus wireless network is covering teaching and dormitory areas. All of the facilities provide the convenient, comfortable living and studying conditions.
Colorful Extracurricular Life
In their after-class time, the students can enjoy their rich and colorful extracurricular life. Beihang regularly holds competitions on science and technology, such as Fengru Cup and Challenger Cup, organizes all kinds of large-scale sports games of football, basketball and so on, and makes arrangements to visit famous historical and cultural sites and beautiful natural scenery, to experience Chinese culture, and to carry out the cultural exchange activities.
Beihang has various students’ associations in cultural, sports and public service. Beihang International Students Union, made up by international students, serves international students with their daily life and study, holds varied exchange activities for Chinese and international students. Beihang Students International Cultural Festival and Beihang Carnival Celebration are important holidays and happy gatherings for Chinese and international students. Through the rich and colorful extracurricular activities, students create and enjoy the harmonious, friendly, peaceful and international campus environment.