Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology was established in February 1959, formerly known as Beijing Institute of Textile Technology, and renamed as Beijing Chemical Fiber Institute in July 1961. It is a key university built by the former Ministry of Textile Industry and focusing on chemical fiber higher education. In February 1987, it was rebuilt and expanded into Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, the first public clothing college in my country.
The school currently has 9 full-time undergraduate teaching schools (School of Fashion Art and Engineering, School of Fashion Art and Engineering, School of Material Design and Engineering, School of Art Design, School of Fashion Communication, School of Business, School of Information Engineering, School of Language and Culture, Fine Arts College), as well as the basic teaching department, the ideological and political theory teaching department, the graduate school, the international college, and the continuing education college. There are more than 9,000 students of various types, including more than 1,000 doctoral and master candidates. There is a national doctoral program for special needs of "Rescue inheritance and design innovation of Chinese traditional costume culture", a number of national characteristic professional construction sites, a national experimental teaching demonstration center, a national talent training model innovation experimental zone, and a key construction in Beijing Subject. Design was rated as B+ in the fourth round of subject evaluation by the Ministry of Education. It is the only municipal university in this subject that achieves B+ and above. It ranked sixth in both the 2018 and 2019 "Rankings of the Best Subjects of Soft Science in China" . There are nearly 300 national and Beijing-level off-campus talent training bases. There is a national "top ten" characteristic museum-the National Costume Museum, which collects more than 10,000 pieces of clothing, accessories, fabrics, batik, and embroidery of various ethnic groups in China, integrating collection, display, scientific research, and teaching functions.
The school has a high-level team of full-time and part-time teachers, and has built a national-level excellent teaching team. A large number of teachers are leading talents and high-level scholars with first-class levels in the fields of apparel materials, apparel design, apparel design, apparel engineering, product design, fashion business, fashion management, and fashion communication. Many of them enjoy special government allowances from the State Council. , Selected as Beijing Scholars, City-level Talents Project, Great Wall Scholars Training Program, New Century Outstanding Talents of the Ministry of Education, National Top Ten Designers, etc. Actively hire high-end international talents as distinguished professors, including academicians Jiang Shicheng, Wan Lijun, Yu Jianyong, Wang Zhonglin, academicians of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellows of the International Textile Society, and Professor Fan Jintu, Director of Textile and Fashion Design at Cornell University, United Kingdom, University of the Arts London Professor FRANCES CORNER, Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the London School of Fashion, Professor JANE REPLAY, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts London and former Dean of Central Saint Martins School of Design, Professor WILLE WATER, Director of the Original Department of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and other internationally renowned experts, Shan Jixiang, Chang Shana, Wang Shouzhi, Wang Yarong and other well-known scholars, Mao Jihong, Chen Yehuai, Guo Pei and other well-known designers and entrepreneurs, hire Li Chunke, Wen Gangang and other national masters of Chinese arts and crafts as part-time tutors , Hired the former Vice President of Trent University and Dean of the School of Art Design and Built Environment, Professor CAROL ANN PRIEST, as the Dean of the School of Fashion Art and Engineering, and Wu Xiaoli, the Deputy Director of the Phoenix Satellite TV Information Channel and the famous host, as the Dean of the School of Fashion Communication .
Adhering to the school-running philosophy of "seeking truth and innovation, and applying what we have learned", the school has established the Zhongguancun Fashion Design Industry Innovation Park, and has made exemplary and pioneering progress in the transformation of my country's fashion and design industry achievements. Actively serve the textile and apparel industry and cultural and creative industries, and gather with industries such as Beijing Xicheng, Xiong'an Rongcheng, Liaoning Xingcheng, Shandong Qingdao, Jiangsu Kunshan, Zhejiang Haining, Fujian Jinjiang, Guangdong Shenzhen, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, Shanxi, Chongqing, etc. Locally, the National Museum of China, the Capital Museum and China Animation Group, China Resources Group and other enterprises and institutions have carried out in-depth strategic cooperation, and established multiple industrial parks and school-enterprise R&D institutions.
The school has a number of Ministry of Education and Beijing-level scientific research institutions, including China Academy of Apparel Culture, China Fashion Research Institute, China Lifestyle Design and Research Institute, China Apparel Science and Technology Research Institute, National Primary and Secondary School Student Clothing (School Uniform) Research Center, Olympic Costume Culture Research Center, Dunhuang Costume Culture Research and Innovation Design Center, Beijing Key Laboratory of Research, Development and Evaluation of Clothing Materials, Beijing Key Laboratory of Digital and Interactive Media, Beijing Key Laboratory of Costume Ergonomics and Functional Innovation Design, Beijing City Philosophy and Social Science—The Capital Apparel Culture and Apparel Industry Research Base, Beijing Apparel Technology Transfer Center, Beijing Apparel Industry Digital Engineering Technology Research Center, Beijing Textile Nanofiber Engineering Technology Research Center, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Apparel Safety Research and Testing Center, etc. .
The school has formed a characteristic modern clothing fashion education and teaching system of "the combination of art education with engineering education, management education, the combination of national costume culture and modern design concepts, and the combination of theoretical teaching and practical teaching", with high-quality talent training and scientific research , Cultural inheritance and innovation, international cooperation and exchanges, comprehensive service to the society, and become a highland of talent training and innovation in the fields of industry development, fashion design, and cultural creativity. In recent years, he has undertaken the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the Paralympics, the 2009 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the mass parade phalanx, the 2011 Shenzhen Universiade, the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, the 2014 APEC Leaders’ Meeting, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2018 large-scale exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, Pyeongchang Winter Olympics "Beijing 8 Minutes Performance", 2019 7th World Military Games and other clothing design and production, and related industry systems with special requirements for clothing design , Such as the design and production of a series of aerospace apparel and cabin shoes of Shenzhou VII, Nine, Ten, and XI, and the design and development of watches for the Antarctic and Arctic scientific expedition teams. Especially in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China in 2019, the high-quality and successful completion of the mass parade phalanx, militia squadron and party activities and other related clothing and apparel design tasks were highly praised by superior leaders and all walks of life. Currently, the school is actively serving many major national tasks such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, and the Winter Paralympics.
The school is committed to modern lifestyle design teaching and scientific research, as well as the protection, inheritance and innovation of ethnic costume culture. It has jointly implemented the "Chinese costume culture" with the Institute of Archaeology, the Institute of History, and the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Research Engineering". Since the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan", teachers have undertaken more than 500 national, provincial and ministerial-level scientific research projects, and have won more than 10 national, provincial and ministerial awards, including one second-class National Science and Technology Progress Award.
Students are in a leading position in various important international and domestic fashion competitions. Design students majoring in clothing, apparel, jewelry, and art have won more than 100 international and national gold and silver awards such as the American AOF International Competition and the "Hanbo Cup" International Design Competition. item. The costume performance profession is unique. Over the years, he has made outstanding achievements in international and domestic model competitions. He won the third runner-up of one Miss World, two overall champions of Miss World China, and the champion and runner-up of international and national awards such as the China Supermodel Contest.
The school adheres to the road of international education, is based in the capital, radiates the whole country, faces the world, and is always at the forefront of clothing higher education. The University of the Arts in London, the New York School of Fashion, the Parsons School of Design in New York, Cornell University in the United States, the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, ESMOD Paris, the University of Antwerp in Belgium, the Royal Australian College of Art, Melbourne Institute of Technology, etc. More than 60 universities including internationally renowned fashion colleges and universities, as well as the Peruvian Export and Tourism Promotion Committee, the Kielce Municipal Government of Poland, and the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center have established cooperation and exchanges.
The school’s unique school-running advantages and distinctive school-running characteristics have effectively demonstrated the traditional culture of the Chinese nation, promoted the cultural rejuvenation, cultural inheritance, and cultural dissemination of the Chinese nation, and led the people’s lifestyle, civilization inheritance and cultural innovation. Design, fashion and cultural creative talent training and industrial development have made unique and outstanding contributions. Standing at a new historical node, the school adheres to Xi Jinping’s new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics as the guidance, adheres to the fundamental task of Lide to cultivate people, adheres to the "four services" direction of running the school, oriented to the textile and apparel, fashion and cultural and creative industries, and surrounding the country Development strategy, focusing on serving the construction of Beijing’s "Four Centers", insisting on focusing on art, coordinating multidisciplinary development of art, engineering, literature, economics and management, adhering to clothing leadership and integration of art and engineering, and accelerating the construction of distinctive, world-class fashion Colleges and universities continue to train builders and successors of the socialist cause with comprehensive development of morality, intelligence, physical education, art, and labor, and make unremitting efforts to build a textile power, realize the "two centenary" goals, and the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.