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Beijing Language and Culture University is an institution of higher learning directly under the Ministry of Education of China. It was established in 1962 under the personal care of Premier Zhou Enlai. It was named Beijing Language Institute in June 1964. In 1974, Chairman Mao Zedong wrote the name of the school. In June 1996, it was renamed Beijing Language and Culture University. In 2002, the name was simplified to Beijing Language and Culture University.


Beijing Language and Culture University is the only international university in China whose main task is to educate international students in Chinese and Chinese culture. It is known as the "Little United Nations".


The school provides professional education for Chinese students in a foreign language, Chinese, information science, economy, art, psychology, pedagogy and linguistics, and undertakes the tasks of training Chinese teachers and foreign language training before going abroad. After more than 50 years of development, Beiyu has developed into a multi-disciplinary International University with the characteristics and advantages of language and culture education and language and culture research. It is an important academic town for Chinese and foreign language and culture research and a cradle for cultivating talents in various fields. In 2019, the university has made clear the goal of building a world-class language university with Chinese characteristics and the strategic plan of "three steps" in the new era.


Knowledge BLCU

Beijing Language and Culture University has the longest history of international Chinese education and Chinese culture education, the largest scale, and the strongest faculty. So far, the school has trained nearly 220,000 foreign students who understand Chinese and are familiar with Chinese culture for 184 countries and regions in the world. Many of these alumni have become well-known figures in academia, politics, and business. The current President of Kazakhstan, Kasem Tokayev, the former President of Ethiopia, Muratto Teshome Votu, the Chairman of the National Security Council of Kazakhstan, Karim Masimov, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Igor • Morgulov, German Sinologist Gu Bin, American physicist, Nobel Prize winner Eric Cornell and other celebrities have all studied in Northern Language. In addition, Beiyu has also trained hundreds of thousands of outstanding talents for China, including a large number of publicly sent overseas students who have received special foreign language training in the Training Department for Overseas Students. Now they have become the pillars of the country in various fields.


Since the 1990s, on the one hand, Beiyu has maintained its characteristics and advantages in the field of Chinese international education; on the other hand, it has actively developed related disciplines, covering nine disciplines, including literature, economics, law, engineering, history, education, management, art and science. The school has a complete talent training system, with two post-doctoral mobile stations, There are 2 doctoral degree authorization points and 18 doctoral degree authorization points; There are 6 Master's degree authorization points, 3 Master's degree authorization points and 5 Master's professional degree fields. Among them, there are 1 national second-class key discipline, 1 Beijing first-class key discipline, 10 Beijing second-class key disciplines and 2 Beijing top-notch disciplines. There are 39 undergraduate specialties, including 10 national first-class undergraduate specialty construction sites, 4 Beijing first-class undergraduate specialty construction sites, 1 Beijing "key construction first-class specialty", 7 national characteristic specialties and 4 Beijing characteristic specialties, as well as 1 "National University Huang Danian style teacher team", 2 national excellent teaching teams and 4 municipal excellent teaching teams.


At present, the university has the following teaching and scientific research units: Department of Chinese International Education (including College of Chinese, College of Chinese advanced studies, College of Chinese accelerated studies, College of preparatory education, College of Chinese language, international communication center of Chinese Culture), Department of foreign languages (including College of English, College of advanced translation, College of applied foreign languages, College of Oriental Language and culture, College of western language and culture, Middle East College National and regional research institutes), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (including College of Chinese education, College of humanities, School of international relations, School of Journalism and communication, Beijing language literature and cultural heritage research base); School of Information Science (Institute of language intelligence), School of business, School of Marxism, School of art, School of language rehabilitation (Institute of language pathology and brain science), Department of linguistics, School of psychology, School of training, School of online education, Department of physical education and international college; Chinese International Education Research Institute (International Chinese language teaching and research base), Academy of Language Sciences, Chinese Culture Research Institute (Mei Lanfang art inheritance and Communication Center), language resources innovation center (national emergency language service group preparatory work Secretariat), international student education policy and Evaluation Research Institute, Economic Research Institute, Chinese Calligraphy International Communication Research Institute China one belt, one road one belt, one road Research Institute, one belt, one road Research Institute, the Asian classical translation workshop, the Secretariat of the special work office, the Lu Xun Institute of international culture and Research (affiliated with the Research Institute of the whole world). Institute of Chinese Education (affiliated with the Institute of Chinese International Education).


At present, the university has 14 research centers (or bases) at or above the provincial and ministerial levels. Among them, the Research Institute of Chinese international education is one of the key research bases of the 100 humanities and Social Sciences Institutes of the Ministry of education, the Arab research center is the key cultivation base of national and regional research of the Ministry of education, and the innovation and talent introduction base of language cognitive science is based on the Ministry of education The "111 plan" intelligence introduction platform supported by the Ministry of science and technology takes language cognitive science as the subject innovation point, the national language resources monitoring and research print media center is an important base for language resources monitoring of the State Language Commission, and the research center of Chinese language standard is the front for the state Language Commission to develop and revise the language standard, China Language Resources Protection Research Center is a professional organization of the State Language Commission to implement the national project of language resources protection. The international Chinese language teaching and research base are one of the top ten research bases for the international promotion of Chinese established by the Chinese Language Office of the people's Republic of China. The research center for translation and communication of Chinese culture to foreign countries is a cooperative platform for the translation of Chinese and foreign cultures invested by the Ministry of culture and tourism, The capital international cultural research base and the Beijing literature language and cultural heritage research base are the key research bases of philosophy and Social Sciences in Beijing. The high-tech innovation center of language resources is the only language center in the "high-tech innovation center of Beijing colleges and universities" built by Beijing Municipal Education Commission, China National Language Application Research Center is a Research Institute of national language application supported by the State Ethnic Affairs Commission. The international education and cultural communication base of traditional Chinese medicine is a characteristic base based on the State Administration of traditional Chinese medicine. Guangming literary heritage research institute is a research institute jointly built with Guangming Daily. In addition to the provincial and ministerial level research centers (or bases), our school also has 16 national and regional research record centers of the Ministry of education, such as the Latin American Research Center, 1 Research Center (Beijing Language Rehabilitation Education Research Center) established by Beijing Municipal Language Commission, and more than 50 university-level research institutions.


International BLCU

With the continuous expansion of my country's foreign exchanges and cooperation, the school's connection with the world has become increasingly extensive and close. At present, it has established cooperative and exchange relations with 386 universities and educational institutions in 75 countries and regions in the world, forming a comprehensive, multi-field, in-depth and fruitful international education pattern. The school cooperated with Harvard University to establish Harvard Beijing Academy, Bangkok Academy in Thailand, and Tokyo branch in Japan. The school has carried out more than 100 Chinese-foreign joint education projects in various forms, such as the dual-degree joint training project with the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and the Kansai University of Foreign Studies in Japan, and the student exchange projects with the University of Bonn in Germany and the University of Barcelona in Spain. Short-term projects with Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea, University of California at Berkeley, the University of Sydney in Australia, etc. It has hosted 18 Confucius Institutes and 2 Confucius Classrooms, and was rated as "Advanced Chinese Cooperative College." In recent years, an average of about 100 teachers have been teaching overseas each year, more than 400 students have gone abroad for exchange and study, and more than 1,500 foreign guests are received each year.


Academic BLCU

The school has edited and published nearly 20 journals, including journals of Chinese language, language teaching and research, teaching Chinese in the world, Chinese culture research, Sinology research, documentary linguistics, national and regional research, and international Chinese teaching research.


All kinds of textbooks published by the school press have a wide influence at home and abroad. All kinds of colleges and training institutions in nearly 100 countries use the textbooks published by Beijing Language and Culture University.


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