Beijing embodies many famous universities, institutes and academies. The campuses are mainly located in Haidian District and Xicheng District. Haidian university town is the most famous one; renowned colleges, such as Peking University and Tsinghua University are set up here. Additionally there are university towns in Changping, Chaoyang and Liangxiang.
|Peking University |
Introduction: Located near to the Old Summer Palace
(Ruins of Yuanmingyuan) and the Summer Palace
, it was originally founded as the Imperial University of Peking in 1889. It got its present name in 1912. The campus has a total area of 2,743,532 square meters. Since its establishment, it has been a comprehensive and national key college in China. Recently, under the support of the nation, it has been in a new historical development. It got great achievements in knowledge developing, talent scouting, teachers recruiting and science researching. Thus it has become a center for teaching and research and an important bridge for international communication.
Location: 5, Yiheyuan Lu, Haidian District
Transportation: Take buses nos.302, 307, 320, 323, 332, 333, 355, 365, 394, 716, 717, 718, 731, 732, 737, 801, 808, 811, 814, 826, 834, 982, Yuntong105, Yuntong106, Yuntong110, Yuntong114, Yuntong116, Yuntong205, T4 or T6.
|Tsinghua University |
Introduction: Established in 1911, it was originally named 'Tsinghua Xuetang'. It adopted its present name in 1928. Since the adjustment of national colleges, it became a multidisciplinary one, focusing on engineering and technical personnel training for the country, known as 'the cradle of engineers'. Since China opened up to the world in 1978, it has entered a new period of vigorous development. At present, it has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China's most renowned colleges, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.
Location: Qinghua Garden, Haidian District
Transportation: Take buses nos. 319, 320, 333, 355, 438, 466, 498, 628, 656, 681, 683, 690, 696, 697, 699, 717, 743, 801, 814, 913, 957 or 982.
Renmin University of China (RUC)
|Graduate Studies Office, Peking University |
Introduction: Also known as the People's University of China, it established in 1937, is an important teaching and research base in the areas of the humanities, social sciences, and management science in China. It acquired its present name on October 3, 1950. An outstanding environment is provided for students from both home and abroad to learn and live at the RUC. It has produced 180,000 highly qualified talented graduates who specialize in various fields. At present, the RUC has an enrollment of about 18,750 students, which breaks down into 9,260 undergraduate students and 9,490 postgraduate students.
Location: 59, Zhongguancun, Haidian District
Transportation: Take buses nos. 26, 209, 320, 323, 379, 384, 425, 619, 699, 731 or subway Line 4.
Beijing Normal University (BNU)
Introduction: Established as the Faculty of Education of the Capital Metropolitan University in 1902, it is almost as long as the history of Chinese modern education. It lays great emphasis on exchange and cooperation with educational institutions nationally, regionally and internationally, making every endeavor to pursue the global prestige. At present, there are about 19,500 full-time students, 8,500 undergraduate students, 9,000 graduate students, 3,370 international students and 31,650 part-time students in BNU. It devotes into International Cooperative Programs and has made cooperative agreements with 164 institutions from over 30 countries.
Location: 19, Xinjiekouwai Dajie
Transportation: Take buses nos. 22, 38, 47, 304, 618, 626, 709, 726, 810, 815, 826, 921, 939, 949 or Yuntong104.
Beihang University (BUAA)
|Weiming Lake in Peking University |
Introduction: Formerly known as Beijing Institute of Aeronautics, it was founded on October 25, 1952. With an area of over 100 hectares, BUAA is the first aeronautical and astronautical engineering one in China. As one of the top-ranked research one, BUAA has had more than 40 projects that were ranked first in China.
BUAA has focused on developing its international academic exchange programs and cooperation. It has established cooperation with 152 colleges and research institutions from 40 countries, including the Canada, UK, France, Germany, Russia and USA. At present, BUAA has a total enrolment of over 26,000, among which there are more than 300 overseas students.
Location: 37, Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District
Transportation: Take buses nos. 331, 490, 691, 375, 392, 398, 498, 743, 386, 484, 632, 810, 693, 846, 944 or 478.
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Introduction: BFSU for short, it was originally known as Yan'an School of Foreign Languages based on the Russian Language Unit of the Third Branch of the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese Military and Political College in 1941. It got its present name in 1994. BFSU has been China's principal base offering training in foreign language learning and teaching. BFSU was affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from its establishment to the early 1980s and is now a key university under the Ministry of Education. It has established cooperation with 320 colleges and cultural institutions from 65 countries.
Location: 2, Xisanhuan Bei Lu, Haidian District
Transportation: Take buses nos. 323, 374, 634, 968, T8, Yuntong103, Yuntong108 or Yuntong201.
Beijing International Studies University (BISU)
Introduction: As the former Beijing Second Foreign Languages Institute, it was founded in 1964 thanks to China's late Premier Zhou En Lai's great concern about the foreign languages study. It is an authorized school eligible to offer thirteen post-graduate courses in foreign languages. It recruits overseas students for various levels of study, ranging from postgraduate, undergraduate to short-term language studies. It pays attention to international cooperation and has established at different times long-term cooperative or exchange programs with 114 colleges 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.
Location: 1, Dingfuzhuang Nan, Chaoyang District
Transportation: Take buses nos. 411, 488, 639, 648, 731, 731qujian, 846, 855 or Yuntong111.
Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)
Introduction: Founded in 1962, it was originally named The Higher Preparatory School for Foreign Students. It got its present name in 1996 and became the only international university in China with its main task set at teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreign students. BLCU knows the great importance of international exchanges and co-operations and has already broadened its cooperation and exchanges with numerous foreign countries. It has built partnerships with 210 colleges from 39 countries within a sophisticated, multidisciplinary and fruitful framework designed for international education.
Location: 15, Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District
Transportation: Take buses nos.26, 86, 307, 331, 375, 562, 630, 656, 690, 743 or 825.
Communication University of China (CUC)
Location: 1, Dingfuzhuang Dong Jie, Chaoyang District
Transportation: Take buses nos. 312, 342, 382, 388, 397, 411, 649, 728, 731, 815, 846, 859 or 976.
University of International Business and Economics
Location: 10, Huixin Dong Jie, Chaoyang District
Transportation: Take buses nos. 18, 62, 119, 361, 380, 386, 408, 409, 419, 422, 713, 737, 740, 753, 804, 807, 827, 836, 847, 853, 939, 944 or 951.
Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)
Location: 39, Xueyuan Nan Lu, Haidian District
Transportations: Take buses nos. 16, 85, 601, 645, 651, 660 or 849.