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Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), located in Beijing, is a national key university of China and directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. Its predecessor is Beijing Railway Management Training Institute and Beijing School of Posts and Telecommunications, set up by Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Qing Dynasty. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China in October 1st 1949, BJTU was renamed as Northern Jiaotong University (NJTU) by the State Council. In July 1994, BJTU was selected as one of the first universities in the National 211 Project. In September 2003, the university restored the name Beijing Jiaotong University.


Over the past hundred years, after arduous efforts and struggles of generations, BJTU has developed into a multidisciplinary key university, featuring Engineering, Management, Economics, Science and Humanities. Meanwhile, BJTU is a key base for training talents tackling vital problems concerning technologies and policies in reforming and modernizing railway. For the past several years, more progress has been made in BJTU. The campus is taking on an ever-changing new look, the education quality and level of scientific research are improving steadily, academic exchanges are more frequent and in all, the comprehensive ability of the university is on a constant rise.


BJTU campus covers an area of 640 thousand square meters, while dormitories covering another 560 thousand square meters. Today, besides Graduate School and School of Continuing Education, there are nine common schools and three schools of vocational education and two on-the-job training centers for managerial personnel and technicians. The university has 5 state key disciplines, 11 ministerial key disciplines, 71 graduate programs, 28 doctoral programs and 8 post-Doctoral scientific research stations. 5 disciplines are granted to establish the positions of Changjiang Scholars. The university has currently 22 research institutes and centers and 39 laboratories in a variety of academic fields.


The staff population of the university is about 2700. The faculty is joined by 8 academicians from CAS and CAE, 212 full professors and 502 associate professors. There are nearly 19,000 full-time students, including about 14,000 undergraduate students, 5,000 graduate students and 150 overseas students.


Besides, there are also more than 8,000 part-time and correspondence students. With the main theme of “improving the teaching quality and to train the first-rate talents”, the university seeks after a set of educational models and methods fit for itself to assure the sustained and steady enhancement of teaching quality. In 1997, BJTU was honored as “Outstanding University of Undergraduate and Continuing Education” by the Ministry of Education. Advanced teaching methods, modernized teaching environment, fair strength in running the school, all this contribute to the rising fame of BJTU which attracts numerous excellent senior high school students and young people to get enrolled in. As you sow, you will gain, the employment rate of the graduates keeps high over 94%, and in recent years, the students have also achieved excellent results in competitions and matches either in Beijing or nationwide.


BJTU is one of the first universities authorized by the central government to enroll overseas students. So far, the university have trained over 2,600 foreign students and visiting scholars from as many as 40 countries and regions including Asia, Africa, Europe, America and etc. It has successively established cooperative relations with over 40 universities in America, Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Japan, Russia, Canada, Korea, Ukraine, Singapore and etc, and cooperates with Siemens, Alston, Intel, Cisco and other internationally famous Hi-tech corporations. Furthermore, BJTU has employed over 1,000 famous experts and professors from 20 countries and regions to visit and teach, and about 30 renowned scholars take the posts of honorary professors and advisory professors, and in turn, BJTU has sent about 500 teachers and students to attend in advanced studies abroad.


At the threshold of the 21st century, with the spirit of solidarity, diligence, practicality and innovation as well as humility and wariness, pioneering and enterprising, BJTU is marching ahead towards the goal of becoming a first-class socialist university nationally and well-known internationally.

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