About Beijing International Studies University
Beijing International Studies University (BISU) is a famous university with foreign languages and tourism as its advantageous specialties and the coordinated development of literature, management, economics, philosophy and other multidisciplinary disciplines, and is an important base for the training and research of foreign languages, translation, tourism, economic and trade talents in China.
The University was established in October 1964 on the basis of the former Xinhua News Agency Foreign Language Cadre School, which was proposed by Premier Zhou Enlai himself, and was the first batch of undergraduate enrollment institutions in China. In February 2000, it was transferred to the Beijing Municipal Government.
The school is located in the Chaoyang District of Beijing, adjacent to the Central Business District (CBD) to the west and the sub-center of Beijing (Tongzhou) to the east. There are nearly 10,000 students, including 6,300 undergraduates, 1,400 postgraduates, 700 international students and 1,400 through-training students. There are 17 teaching units, including English, Japanese, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Translation, Tourism, Business, Economics, Political Party Diplomacy, Culture and Communication, Chinese, Marxism, Physical Education, Basic Science, Guan Pei and Xia Dou Hu. The library has a collection of more than 1.22 million books, with an annual subscription of 187 original foreign language newspapers and 486 Chinese newspapers; more than 1 million electronic books; 129 databases, including 43 Chinese databases, 84 foreign language databases, and 2 self-built databases.
The university has 45 undergraduate majors (including 26 language majors), 5 master’s degree programs, 28 master’s degree programs, 6 professional master’s degree programs, 2 joint doctoral programs (Ph.D. in translation with Binghamton University and Ph.D. in tourism with the University of South Carolina), 2 postdoctoral research stations (with (with Social Science Literature Publishing House and Capital University of Economics and Business). There are two highly sophisticated disciplines in Beijing universities (tourism management and foreign language and literature), four key disciplines in Beijing (foreign language and literature, tourism management, business management and international trade), five first-class undergraduate majors (English, Japanese, Arabic, Russian and tourism management) in the national “Double Ten Thousand Plan” and five first-class undergraduate majors in the Beijing “Double Ten Thousand Plan”. Two first-class undergraduate majors (translation and financial management) under the “Double Ten Thousand Plan”, two first-class majors (translation and tourism management) under the Beijing Key Construction Program, four majors with national characteristics (Japanese, Arabic, English and tourism management), and one major (Japanese) under the pilot program of comprehensive reform of the Ministry of Education.
The university insists on serving the national strategy and the needs of the capital city, and takes the fundamental task of cultivating international composite talents with national sentiment and international vision, who are multilingual and multilingual and interdisciplinary. After years of schooling practice, the school has formed the characteristics of “combining learning and application, focusing on practice”. Foreign language majors emphasize “skill leading and practical training” and pay close attention to the basic skills training of “listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation”; non-foreign language majors rely on the advantageous foreign language teaching resources and multicultural environment, insist on “application-oriented and practical”, and go through the process of industrialization and development. The non-foreign language majors rely on the advantageous foreign language teaching resources and multicultural environment, insist on “application-oriented and practical”, and take the road of integration of industry, learning and research. The students have a broad international perspective, outstanding innovation and practical ability, high comprehensive quality and strong employment competitiveness. The tens of thousands of graduates from EWU have been spread all over the world, including Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gao Hucheng, former Minister of Commerce, Liu Hongcai and Xu Luping, former Vice Ministers of the Central Federation of China, Cheng Guoping, former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chen Jian, former Vice Minister of Commerce, Wu Sike, former Special Envoy of the Chinese Government to the Middle East, Chang Zhenming, former Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of CITIC Group, Liu Bo, former Vice President of Tongji University, and Liu Liu Shi, Secretary General of the World Tourism Alliance. Jiang Bo, Secretary General of the World Tourism Union, Liu Shijun, and a number of other prominent figures in politics, diplomacy, business, culture and education.
The university insists on serving the major development strategies of the country and the capital as the focus, gives full play to its disciplinary advantages, strengthens cross-fertilization, actively promotes innovative and characteristic research and high-level cross-talent cultivation in the fields of culture and tourism integration, service and cultural trade, Belt and Road construction, public policy translation, foreign cultural communication, regional and country studies, party politics and party diplomacy, etc., and strengthens the construction of a new think tank matrix and advisory and political service Features It now has the China Institute of Culture and Tourism Industry, China Institute of Tourism Talent Development, China Institute of Culture and Tourism Data, China Institute of Belt and Road Strategy, Capital Institute of Culture and Tourism Development, Capital Institute of Foreign Cultural Communication, China-Arab Institute of Reform and Development, Capital Institute of International Communication Center, China Institute of Public Policy Translation, China Institute of Trade in Services, Institute of Party Politics and Party Diplomacy, Institute of Chinese Culture, Institute of Thought Education, China Institute of Animation and Culture, China Institute of Ecological Civilization Governance Modernization, Artificial Intelligence and Language Cognition Laboratory, Beijing Institute of Data Analysis and Decision Support for “One Belt, One Road”, Key Laboratory of Digital Resources and Knowledge Services, and Beijing Institute of Tourism and Tourism. There are 18 research institutions such as Beijing Second Institute of Foreign Languages Journal, Journal of Tourism, Intercultural Studies, Arab Studies Series, etc., 7 provincial and ministerial level research bases, 1 provincial and ministerial level collaborative innovation center, 7 country and regional research centers of the Ministry of Education, and academic journals such as Journal of Beijing Second Institute of Foreign Languages, Journal of Tourism, Intercultural Studies, etc.
The university has a faculty with reasonable age, education, professional and title structure. Among them, more than 50% of full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees and nearly 60% have the titles of associate professor or above, and most of the faculty members have the experience of studying or working abroad. The university also employs more than 120 part-time professors and has more than 60 foreign experts. The university has 2 national excellent teaching teams, 4 Beijing excellent teaching teams and 8 Beijing academic innovation teams.
The university gives full play to its multilingual advantages and vigorously carries out international exchanges and cooperation, with distinctive international characteristics. The university has established comprehensive, multi-level and substantial exchanges and cooperation with more than 170 universities and educational institutions in more than 40 countries and regions around the world. Every year, the university sends a certain number of teachers abroad for further training, study visits, cooperative research and teaching of Chinese as a foreign language. The university has established six Confucius Institutes in cooperation with the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico, the University of Central Lancashire, the University of Mohammed V, Morocco, the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France, the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and the University of Panama.
The school’s orientation is: adhering to the mission of “Chinese and foreign humanities exchange”, serving the national strategy and the development of the capital as its mission, with “integration of Chinese and foreign countries, both knowledge and action” as the philosophy of running the school, with foreign languages and tourism as the advantageous characteristic disciplines, insisting on the connotation development, strengthening cross-fertilization, dedicated to cultivating multilingual, composite talents with national sentiment and international vision, and striving to build the school into a high-level foreign language university.