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Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), founded in 1955, is a university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and co-built by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). BUPT is one of the first “Project 211” universities. BUPT has also joined the “Project 985 Innovation Platform for Superior Discipline”. BUPT is a comprehensive university with information technology as its main feature, engineering and science as its main focus and a combination of engineering, management, humanities and sciences as its main pursuit, which becomes an important base for fostering high-tech talents. The Information and Telecommunication Engineering subject in BUPT ranks in the 1st place in China in terms of the comprehensive academic strength.
BUPT has 14 teaching units, three research institutes and one graduate school. The 14 teaching units include the School of Information and Communication Engineering, School of Electronic Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Automation, School of Software Engineering, School of Sciences, School of Economics and Management, School of Public Management, School of Digital Media and Design Arts, School of Humanities, International School, School of E-learning (Continuing Education), School of Ethnic Minority Education, Teaching and Research Center for Marxism. The three research institutes are Institute of Network Technology, Institute of Information Photonics and Optical Communications as well as Institute of Intelligent Sensing Technology. The Schools and Institutes mentioned above cover disciplines of engineering, science, management, economics, philosophy, law, education, humanity and arts.
The university has 22,000 full-time students and about 30,000 part-time students. It offers 36 undergraduate programs, 9 PhD programs, 23 master programs and 5 post-doctoral programs. The employment rate of BUPT postgraduates and undergraduates reaches 100 percent and 99 percent respectively. In addition, BUPT students get outstanding records in various major competitions in mathematics, physics, electronics and English. Our university has maintained 100% graduate student employment rate for many years in a row, with undergraduates maintaining a rate of over 99%.
BUPT has over two thousand staff in total, including 9 academicians, 1420 full-time teachers (85 percent of them with master or doctor degree), 4 distinguished Chang Jiang Scholars, 21 national experts with outstanding contributions, 6 "Project 973" chief scientists and so on.
BUPT has two national key disciplines, which are Information and Communication Engineering (top 1 among national key disciplines), as well as Electronic Science and Technology. BUPT has two state key laboratories, which include the State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology and the State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, and two national engineering laboratories, which include National Engineering Laboratory for Disaster Backup and Recovery as well as National Engineering Laboratory of Information Content Security Technology. BUPT has two “111” International Academic Talents Base funded by the Chinese government including Key Technologies for Telecommunications and Networks as well as Advanced Intelligence and Network Service. Professor Zhores I. Alferov, the 2000 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the Rector of RAS St. Petersburg Academic University, is the Great Master of Science in the first one of the two 111 bases, the Honorary Director of the State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications (BUPT) and the Director of the Russian-Chinese Joint Laboratory of Information Optoelectronics and Nanoheterostructures.
BUPT attaches great importance to the exchanges and cooperation with other higher education institutions both at home and abroad and has established inter-university academic exchange programs with over 70 universities form 40 countries and regions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, France, Japan, Korea and those from the regions of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. BUPT has also cooperated successfully with many world-renowned enterprises in telecommunications to create a better environment for students to develop their modern and international consciousness. Currently, the figure of international students studying in BUPT reaches 410 and they are coming from more than 70 countries. In 2004, BUPT initiated the International School (approved by the Ministry of Education) to implement the International Joint Degree Programs with Queen Mary, University of London. Over 83 percent graduates pursued their higher education abroad. The Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific（CI-USP）, headquartered in Fiji, is jointly established by BUPT and the University of the South Pacific(USP). CI-USP has offered valuable learning opportunities to USP students and local people. CI-USP is making its effort to become one of the models of excellent Confucius Institute.
Guided by the moral of "United, Diligent, Rigorous, and Innovative", the motto of "Great Virtue, Profound Knowledge, Total Commitment, Harmonious Cooperation", and the university’s spirit of "Valuing Dedication, Pursuing Excellence", BUPT is heading toward the grand goal of building high-level research-oriented university with distinctive features and outstanding advantages.
History of BUPT
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications was founded in 1955, originally named as Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (BIPT). Based on the Telecommunication Department, Telephone and Telegraph Communication major and Wireless Communication major from Tianjin University, as well as the Telephone and Telegraph Communication major from Chongqing University, BIPT finally came into being. BIPT, under the administration of former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, is the first higher institute featuring posts and telecommunications.
In 1959 and 1960, Beijing Telecommunications Institute, its affiliated Vocational School, and the Science and Technology University of Posts and Telecommunications were successively merged into Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications. In 1960, BIPT was listed as one of the 64 national key universities.
In1993, approved by the former State Education Commission, BIPT was renamed as Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, which was autographed by Jiang Zemin, the former President and General-Secretary of CPC Central Committee.
In 1998, BUPT was approved by the central government as one of the first 61 universities entering " Project 211".
In 1999, BUPT was authorized to be one of the four universities which can run distance education pilot program in China.
In 2000, BUPT was transferred to be under the administration of Ministry of Education after the national adjustment of colleges and universities.
In 2004, BUPT became one of the 56 universities which have the graduate school.
In 2005, the Ministry of Education and the former Ministry of Information Industry signed an agreement to co-build BUPT.
In 2011, approved by Ministry of Education, BUPT was listed in the “Project 985 Innovation Platform for Outstanding Discipline”.
In 2012, BUPT officially started the construction of new Sha He campus.
In 2012, the discipline of Information and Communication Engineering of BUPT ranked NO.1 in the assessment of the National Key Discipline.