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A Brief Introduction of Beijing International Studies University
           Beijing International Studies University (BISU, the former Beijing Second Foreign Languages Institute) was founded in 1964 thanks to China’s late Premier Zhou En Lai’s great care. A nationwide renowned key school of higher education, the university has developed into a multi-disciplinary educational establishment that offers courses in studies of foreign languages, tourism management, liberal arts, management, economics,law and philosophy, with the studies of foreign languages as its dominant disciplines and the studies of tourism and tourism management as its specialized subjects. To suit the national needs of economic and social advance, the school endeavors to educate and train its students into internationally-minded professionals that are proficient in foreign affairs, tourism industry, economics, business and trade.
  There are eight foreign language departments and eight schools that specialize in language instruction and research. The eight departments are: English Department, Japanese Department, Russian Department, German Department, French and Italian Department, Spanish and Portuguese Department, Arabic Department, and Korean Department. The eight schools are: School of Tourism Management, School of International Economics and Trade, School of International Communication, School of Law and Politics, School of Translation, School of Continuing Education, School of International Cultural Exchange, and School of International Education.

  There are other departments and institutions, such as College for the Teaching of English, Research Institute for Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Sports and Physical Education Department, the Academy of Tourism Development, and Institute for Comparative and Transcultural Studies. In addition, the university has a wide range of research centers, such as Research Center for Public Signs Translation, Research Center for Literature and Arts, Research Center for Tourism-related Laws and Regulations, Expo-Research Center, Research Center for Sino-Australian Tourism, Research Center for Touristic Impacts, Research Center for China’s Hotel Industry, and Research Center for International Service in Cultural Business and Trade.
  The university is an authorized school eligible to offer thirteen post-graduate courses in foreign languages and related liberal arts, namely, English, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Arabic, tourism management, studies of foreign languages and applied linguistics, corporate management, international trade, aesthetics, contrastive literature and world literature, and Asian and African Languages (only Korean language available now).
  Following the policy of providing higher education for its students on a multi-level-and-purpose basis, the university offers 23 special areas of study for undergraduate students majoring in English, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Korean, Translation and Interpreting,Tourism Management (including second Bachelor’s degree), Marketing, Accounting Management, Event Economy and Management, International Economics and Trade (including second Bachelor’s degree), Finance, Chinese Language and Literature, Journalism, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, International Politics, Science of Law, and the Chinese Language (for international students).
  The university recruits overseas students for various levels of study, ranging from postgraduate, undergraduate to short-term language studies. Moreover, the university provides tertiary vocational education of English major, undergraduate courses of adult education, college education, international cooperation education programs, and so on. Currently the university has a total of more than 10,000 enrolled students.
  The school enjoys a rational and well-structured composition of teaching faculty and technical support staff in terms of age, academic degrees, areas of specialization, and academic titles. Of the total of 800-plus teachers and support staff members, over 200 teachers are professors and associate professors. Most of the teachers have studied abroad, either for a degree or for further pursuance in the chosen subjects. The university also keeps each year over 60 foreign teachers on its faculty. More than 120 part-time guest professors are regularly invited every year as well.
  As far as educational facilities and equipment are concerned, the university possesses a variety of establishments, such as language labs, simultaneous interpretation practice labs, digital language labs, a journalism lab, a lab for simulated trading and transactions, a tourism planning and designing lab, and a moot court, as well as internet computer classrooms, campus internet service and a satellite-TV reception system.
  The school library has a rich collection of books, newspapers and periodicals. Its large newspaper- magazine-periodical reading rooms, special-subject reading rooms, electronic reading rooms furnished with audio-visual and microfiche viewing, and on-line networking computer services enable their users to have easy access to a wide range of resources. The university has been consolidating and upgrading its infrastructure and sports facilities, so as to create a good living and studying environment for its students.
  Aware of the importance of international cooperation, the school has established at different times long-term cooperative or exchange programs with 114 universities from U.S., UK, Japan, Korea, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Egypt, Syria, Malaysia, Hong Kong, etc. Mutual academic interactions, exchange of scholars and students, joint training programs, etc. are frequent. Every year a large number of students are sent abroad to continue their studies. Meanwhile, nearly one thousand foreign students come to this university.
  To promote students’ all-round development in terms of morality, intelligence, health and virtues, the university, adhering to its spirit of Virtue, Perseverance, Enlightenment and Competition, attaches importance to the cultivation of students’ overall qualities and professional ethics by practicing the principle of combining theory with practice, and combining book knowledge with practical skills.
  The university enjoys an environmentally good campus, and it is conveniently located in Chaoyang District of Beijing, adjoining the famous Beijing CBD (Central Business District).

Welcome to study at Beijing International Studies University(北京第二外国语学院)