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Beijing International Studies University is a well-known university with foreign language and tourism as its dominant and characteristic disciplines, and the coordinated development of literature, management, economics, philosophy and other disciplines. It is training and research for talents in foreign languages, translation, tourism, economics and trade in China. Important base.


Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute was established in October 1964 on the basis of the original Xinhua News Agency Foreign Language Cadre School on the proposal of Premier Zhou Enlai himself. It is the first batch of colleges for undergraduate admissions in the country. Successively under the leadership of the National Foreign Cultural Liaison Committee, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Beijing Municipal People's Government, the Ministry of Education and the National Tourism Administration. In February 2000, it was placed under the management of the Beijing Municipal People's Government.


Since the establishment of the school, the school has been adhering to the spirit of the school motto of "Ming Morality, Diligence, Seeking Truth, Competing for the First"(明德、勤学、求是、竞先), and has formed a style of study of "Integrating Chinese and Foreign, Knowledge and Action"(融中外、兼知行), and a teaching style of "Harmony, Easy Thinking, and Human Culture"(和易以思、人文化成). The profound academic tradition and unique school-running experience have produced a group of famous teachers. The senior translator Li Yueran, Su Qi, Zhou Xiqing, Dong Leshan, Guan Zhenhu, Li Chuansong, Wang Zhiyou, Wang Wenjiong, Shu Yu, and other senior translators in the early days of New China have all promoted and taught in the school.


Humanities Building, Beijing International Studies University


The school is located in Chaoyang District, Beijing, adjacent to the Central Business District (CBD) to the west and Beijing Sub-City (Tongzhou) to the east. There are currently nearly 10,000 students of various types, including more than 6,300 undergraduates, 1,400 postgraduates, nearly 700 international students, and nearly 1,400 Guan Pei students. Now there are English School, Japanese Language School, Asian School, European School, Middle East School, Advanced Translation School, Tourism Science School, Business School, Economics School, Political Party Diplomacy School, Culture and Communication School, Chinese Language School, Marxist School, Sports Department, There are 17 teaching units in the Department of Basic Sciences, Guanpei College and Xiadouhu College. The library currently has a collection of more than 1.22 million books, subscribes to 187 original foreign newspapers and periodicals, 486 Chinese newspapers and periodicals annually; more than 1 million e-books; 129 databases, including 43 Chinese databases, 84 foreign language databases, and 2 self-built databases.


The school currently has 45 undergraduate majors (including 26 language majors), 5 first-level discipline authorization points for master's degree, 28 second-level discipline authorization points for master's degree, 6 professional master's degree authorization points, and 2 joint doctoral programs (Collaborate with Binghamton University in the United States to train a doctor of translation, and jointly train with the University of South Carolina in the United States to train a doctor of tourism), 2 post-doctoral research workstations (respectively jointly established with the Social Sciences Literature Press and the Capital University of Economics And Business). There are 2 high-precision disciplines in Beijing universities (tourism management, foreign language and literature), and 4 key construction disciplines in Beijing (foreign language and literature, tourism management, business management, international trade); the national "Double Ten Thousand Plan" is first-class 5 undergraduate majors (English, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, tourism management), 2 first-class undergraduate majors in Beijing's "Double Ten Thousand Plan" (translation, financial management), and 2 first-class majors in Beijing's key construction (translation, tourism management) ), 4 national-level specialty majors (Japanese, Arabic, English, tourism management), and 1 pilot major (Japanese) for comprehensive professional reform of the Ministry of Education.


The school adheres to the orientation of serving the national strategy and the needs of the capital, and its fundamental task is to cultivate "multilingual multilingual, cross-professional complex" international compound talents with family and national sentiments and an international perspective. After years of school-running practice, a school-running feature of "combining learning with use and focusing on practice" has been formed. The foreign language major emphasizes "leading skills, focusing on practical training", and pays close attention to the basic skills training of "listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translation"; non-foreign language majors rely on superior foreign language teaching resources and a multicultural environment, and adhere to "application orientation, strengthening practice", Take the road of integration of production, education and research. Students have a broad international vision, outstanding innovative spirit and practical ability, high overall quality, and strong employment competitiveness. Tens of thousands of graduates from the Second Foreign Affairs have spread all over the country and around the world. State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi, former Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng, former Deputy Ministers of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Liu Hongcai and Xu Luping, and former Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs have emerged. Cheng Guoping, Former Vice Minister of Commerce Chen Jian, Former Special Envoy of the Chinese Government for the Middle East Issues Wu Sike, Former Party Secretary and Chairman Chang Zhenming of CITIC Group Corporation, Former Vice-School of Tongji University Chang Jiang Bo, World Tourism Alliance Secretary-General Liu Shijun, and other political circles Outstanding figures in the diplomatic, business, cultural and educational circles.


The school insists on focusing on serving the country and the major development strategy of the capital, giving full play to the advantages of disciplines, strengthening cross-integration, and actively promoting the integration of culture and tourism, service and cultural trade, the construction of the Belt and Road, public policy translation, foreign cultural communication, regional and country studies, Party politics and party diplomacy and other fields of innovative characteristic research and high-level interdisciplinary talent training, strengthen the construction of a new type of think tank matrix and the characteristics of advisory services. There are now the China Academy of Culture and Tourism Industry, China Tourism Talent Development Institute, China Culture and Tourism Big Data Institute, China "One Belt and One Road" Strategy Institute, Capital Institute of Culture and Tourism Development, Capital Institute of Foreign Cultural Communication , China-Arab Institute of Reform and Development, Capital Institute of International Exchange, China Academy of Public Policy Translation, China Institute of Service Trade, Institute of Party Politics and Party Diplomacy, Institute of Chinese Culture, Institute of Ideological Education, China Animation and Cultural Creation 18 scientific research institutions, including the Research Institute, China Academy of Modernization of Ecological Civilization Governance, Artificial Intelligence and Language Cognition Laboratory, "One Belt One Road" Data Analysis and Decision Support Beijing Key Laboratory, Digital Resources and Knowledge Service Laboratory, and other 18 scientific research institutions, 7 Provincial and ministerial scientific research bases, 1 provincial and ministerial collaborative innovation center, 7 national and regional filing research centers of the Ministry of Education, edited and published "Journal of Beijing International Studies University", "Travel Guide", "Cross-Cultural Studies", and "Arab Academic publications such as "Research Essay Series".


The school has a team of teachers with a reasonable structure of age, education, major and professional title. Currently, there are nearly 1,000 faculty members, among which more than 50% are full-time faculty members with doctoral degrees, and nearly 60% are associate professors or above. Most of the faculty members have experience in studying or working abroad. The school also employs more than 120 part-time professors and has more than 60 foreign experts. The school has 2 national excellent teaching teams, 4 Beijing excellent teaching teams, and 8 Beijing academic innovation teams.


The school gives full play to its multilingual advantages, vigorously develops international exchanges and cooperation, and has distinctive international characteristics. The school has established all-around, multi-level, and substantive exchanges and cooperation with more than 170 universities and educational institutions in more than 40 countries and regions around the world. Each year, a certain number of teachers are selected to go abroad for further studies, visits, and cooperative scientific research to engage in foreign Chinese. Teaching, etc., there are more than 600 students studying abroad every year, and more than 1,500 foreign students are accepted every year. The school has established 6 Confucius Institutes in cooperation with the Autonomous University of Chihuahua in Mexico, the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom, Mohammed V University in Morocco, Clermont-Ferrand, France, the University of Coimbra in Portugal, and the University of Panama.


The school's orientation is: adhering to the mission of "Chinese-foreign cultural exchanges", serving the national strategy and capital development as its own responsibility, taking "integrating Chinese and foreign, knowing and doing" as the school-running philosophy, foreign languages ​​and tourism as the dominant specialty disciplines, adhering to the development of connotation, and strengthening Cross-integration, dedicated to cultivating compound talents with "multilingual multilingualism, cross-professional compounding", family and country feel, and international vision, and strive to build the school into a high-level foreign language university with distinctive Beijing characteristics.


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