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Beihang University Calls for Global Talents
Release time:March 12, 2018

1. About the University

Founded in 1952, Beihang University (BUAA) is the first higher education institution featuring aeronautics and astronautics established after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. As one of the top research universities in China, Beihang University is under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Ever since its founding, Beihang has been the university given priority for development, one of the first 16 National Key Universities, and one of the 22 universities to establish graduate schools since degree system was reintroduced in the 1980s. It was one of the first universities to be funded by China’s government initiated “Project 211” and became a member of “Project 985” in 2001. In 2013, Beihang University became one of the first National Collaborative Innovation Centers in “Program 2011”. In 2017, Beihang was chosen as “Class A University” in the “Double First-Class” plan, which includes major support from the Chinese Ministry of Education and other government departments to build a world-class university with first-class subject areas.

Beihang University is committed to providing high-level education and research to better foster innovation and creativity in order to cultivate leaders who contribute to the development of the nation and the world. At Beihang, academic prosperity and distinctiveness are created in a wide range of subject areas including sciences, engineering, economics, management, humanities, law, philosophy, education, medicine and art. Engineering, materials science, physics, computer science, and chemistry rank top 1% in the Essential Science Indicator database, with engineering ranking top 1‰, which marks its competitiveness in building world-class subject areas. There are 8 degree programs for priority development (tied for seventh in the nation), 8 fields of study (second level disciplines) for priority development in the nation, 9 programs of study for priority development in Beijing, and 10 programs of study for priority development related to national defense. There are 7 national first-class programs of study (tied for sixteenth in the nation) including aerospace science and technology, materials science and engineering, mechanics, instrument science and technology, software engineering, computer science and technology, and control science and engineering. According to results of the fourth round of assessment of programs of study nationwide released in December 2017, Beihang University has 14 programs of study listed in Class A. Aerospace science and technology, instrument science and technology, materials science and engineering, and software engineering are listed as A+ (the number of A+ programs tied for eleventh in the nation).

A large number of renowned scientists and professors including many young and promising scholars with profound attainment are contributing their wisdom and intelligence to the development of the University. Among them are 3 Nobel laureates, 24 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 27 Global Talent 1000 national experts, 31 “Program 973” chief scientists, 75 Changjiang Scholars, 48 recipients of “National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars”, 3 awardees of National Excellence in Teaching, 56 Global Youth Talent 1000 scholars, and 38 recipients of “National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars”. Significant contributions have been made by Beihang University faculty members. A number of outstanding faculty members have been awarded First Prizes of national level science and technology awards or become prominent scientists and chief engineers.

The innovative capacity that meets the national strategic needs is a high priority for Beihang University, which enhances basic, forward-looking, and strategic high-tech research, gathers together key elements to innovation to break technology bottleneck, and, at the intersection of industry, academia, research and application, builds top innovation platforms and research groups. The total amount of scientific research activities is increasing. The per capita amounts of research expenditure rank number 1 among higher education institutions in the country. It has 9 State Key Laboratories, 4 National Engineering Research Centers, 66 provincial or ministerial-level key laboratories, 6 Innovative Research Groups of the Natural Science Foundation of China, 12 Innovative Research Groups of the Ministry of Education, 6 Innovative Research Groups of National Defense Science and Technology, and 7 Innovative Research Groups of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Key Research Areas of the Innovative Talents Promotion Plan. Since the “10th five-year plan” period, Beihang has been awarded more than 60 prizes from the three major science and technology awards at national level, including 12 national First Prizes, and 3 Second Prizes of National Natural Science Award in 13 years, which sets the record for a university receiving the highest level of national science and technology awards in consecutive years and affirms the success of the “Beihang model” for scientific innovation. Beihang remains committed to strengthening basic research and enhancing innovative capacity. Breakthroughs have been made in both the quality and quantity of papers published in top international journals including Science and Nature.

“We have started the journey toward the sky and clouds high and far, our world lit up with achievements like the bright stars”. Standing at a new historic starting point, while adhering to its traditions, principles and philosophy, Beihang University will further broaden its horizon in planning for the future, making new breakthroughs in promoting cross disciplinary innovation, fostering creative mind with elite education, constructing top talent teams, setting the trend for science and technology development, as well as expanding international cooperation. With one heart and one mind, and to forge ahead with determination, the University will quicken its pace in building a world-class university rooted in the homeland of China, with Beihang Dream a major force in realizing the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. We sincerely welcome outstanding scholars worldwide to join us in this process.  

2. Subject Areas for Recruitment

Materials science and engineering, information and communications technology, electronic science and technology, electrical engineering, control science and engineering, power engineering and thermal physics and engineering, aerospace science and technology, mechanics, computer science and technology, software engineering, mechanical engineering, management science and engineering, mathematics, systems science, biological and medical engineering, transportation engineering, civil engineering, reliability engineering, instrument science and technology, optoelectronics engineering, physics, nuclear science and technology, chemistry, environmental science and engineering, geophysics, interdisciplinary medicine-engineering, and other cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary or emerging research areas.  

3. Qualifications and Benefits


a. All candidates are expected to comply with laws, rules and regulations of the People’s Republic of China, with academic integrity and high ethical standards.

b. Candidates, who should be under the age of 40 (see official program announcement for further details), should be doing research in the field of natural sciences, engineering, or technology.

c. Candidates, at the time of filing the application, must have more than 36 consecutive months of overseas research or work experience (full time), and must have received the PhD degree. Those who keep an employment relationship with domestic institutions and receive salaries while working overseas are not eligible. Applicants with doctoral degree conferred in China shall not exceed the requirement for 3 years mentioned above; applicants whose doctoral degree has been conferred overseas may exceed the requirement for 3 years, only if they have obtained outstanding results in research or have significant achievements. In this case, the employer should attach a statement to the application explaining why the applicant is qualified.

d. At the time of filing the application, the applicant must have a full-time teaching and/or research appointment at a world renowned university, research institution or well-known corporate R & D lab abroad. For those who have been working in China, the time since returning/coming to China should be less than one year.

e. After being admitted to the program, scholars should work in China for over three years.

f. The applicant should stand out among his/her peers in the field or have the potential to become leading talent in his/her field of research.

g. Before the application deadline, students, senior visiting scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and others who have been approved of national scholarship funding and/or whose overseas study and/or research has been funded by the state, are not eligible if they are not complying with scholarship rules and regulations; those who have terminated the funding agreement with relevant parties should provide documentation as justification for eligibility in their application.  


Beihang University will provide competitive salary, benefits, and research funding to Global Youth Talent 1000 scholars.

a. Salary is based at ¥400,000 per annum (pretax), with potential earnings of up to ¥600,000 (pretax).  

b. Housing: apartment for faculty (subject to University policy) or ¥1,000,000 one-time housing allowance (pretax)

c. Research funding: In addition to the national funding of ¥500,000 supplement plus ¥1,000,000 to ¥3,000,000 research funding, the candidate may apply for the University’s faculty start-up funds of ¥1,000,000 to ¥3,000,000.

d. Professional titles: ‘Distinguished’ Research Professor, PhD advisor

e. Resources and support: adequate number of doctoral students and “Zhuoyue” postdoctoral researchers under supervision; office and lab space  

f. Family support (subject to national and local policies): high quality “k through twelve” education for children; assistance with spouse’s employment and Beijing permanent residence permit (hukou)  

4. Contact

We welcome eminent scholars, both domestic and international, to join us. Individuals should contact relevant Schools to send application materials.  

Queries related to policy should be directed to the Human Resource Department.

Tel: 86-10-82317776 or 86-10-82317779


Other queries should be directed to the appropriate school.

School of Materials Science and Engineering

Tel: 86-10-82317134


School of Electronic Information Engineering

Tel: 86-10-82317235


School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering

Tel: 86-10-82317333


School of Energy and Power Engineering

Tel: 86-10-82339512


School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering

Tel: 86-10-82317535


School of Computer Science

Tel: 86-10-82317632


School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation

Tel: 86-10-82317730


School of Economics and Management

Tel: 86-10-82317837


School of Mathematics and Systems Science

Tel: 86-10-82317933


School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering

Tel: 86-10-82339280


School of Transportation Science and Engineering

Tel: 86-10-82339923


School of Reliability and Systems Engineering

Tel: 86-10-82316431


School of Astronautics

Tel: 86-10-82316530


School of Instrument Science and Optoelectronic Engineering

Tel: 86-10-82338319


School of Physics and Nuclear Engineering

Tel: 86-10-82317241


Sino-French Engineer School

Tel: 86-10-82339307


School of Chemistry

Tel: 86-10-82317615


School of Space and Environment

Space Science:

Tel: 86-10-82317921


Environmental Science:

Tel: 86-10-82339539