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Beijing Union University is a comprehensive university in Beijing approved by the Ministry of Education in 1985. Its predecessor was 36 branch campuses established by Beijing in 1978, relying on Tsinghua University and Peking University. After more than 30 years of construction and development, the school’s comprehensive strength has been significantly enhanced, and 10 disciplines including economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, medicine, management, and art have formed mutual support and coordinated development. Mainly, a complete talent training system with coordinated development of postgraduate education, higher vocational education, continuing education, and international student education. It is a key application-oriented talent training base constructed in Beijing, and it is also one of the largest universities in Beijing.

The school implements the strategy of “establishing a school by academics, strengthening the school with talents, and opening up the school”, and continuously promotes connotative development, and strives to build a high-level, distinctive and urban, application-oriented university that is satisfied by the people of Beijing. The school takes it as its mission to train high-quality applied talents that meet the needs of the country, especially the capital’s economic and social development. Since its establishment, the school has trained more than 200,000 graduates for the country. They are active in all walks of life in the country’s economic and social construction, and many graduated Sheng has become the leader and business backbone of government departments and large enterprises.

The main campus of the school (North Fourth Ring Campus) is adjacent to the Olympic Central District, and there are also 7 branch campuses for scattered schools, covering a total area of more than 600 acres and a building area of more than 500,000 square meters. The library has a collection of nearly 2.75 million books, nearly 1,600 full-time teachers, and more than 20,000 full-time students, including 19,000 undergraduates, more than 800 vocational and technical college students, more than 400 graduate students, and more than 1,100 international students in China Person times. There are nearly 5,000 adult education students in the school.

The school now has the College of Applied Arts and Sciences, Normal College, Business College, Biochemical Engineering College, Tourism College, Continuing Education College, Smart City College, Robotics College, Urban Rail Transit and Logistics College, Management College, Special Education College, Art College, There are 14 colleges including the College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of Marxism.

[Coordinated development of disciplines and professional systems]

The school actively adapts to the needs of the country and the capital's economic construction and social development, continuously integrates and optimizes the discipline and professional structure, condenses the discipline and professional characteristics and initially forms a discipline and professional system with optimized structure, reasonable layout, obvious application characteristics, and coordinated development of multiple disciplines.

The school currently has 64 undergraduate majors, involving 10 disciplines including economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, management, art, and medicine. Five undergraduate majors are national-level characteristic major construction points, and 7 undergraduate majors are Beijing-level characteristic major construction points. One major was approved as a national-level undergraduate major comprehensive reform pilot, three majors were approved as a Beijing-level undergraduate major comprehensive reform pilot, and two majors were approved as the first batch of first-class majors in Beijing's universities. Provide candidates with a broad professional choice space.

The school has 9 academic master's degree authorized disciplines, including archaeology, software engineering, computer science and technology, food science and engineering, business administration, Chinese history, geography, design, and Marxist theory, as well as finance, law, and education. , Chinese medicine, machinery, transportation, news and communication, cultural relics and museums, accounting, library and information, tourism management, etc. 11 professional master degree authorization categories, and 12 second-level disciplines are independently set up. Among them, the field of vocational and technical education is the pilot field of the degree-run education master of the Ministry of Education, and the six disciplines of economic law, computer application technology, food science, special education, human geography, and tourism management are the key construction disciplines of Beijing, and the school-level key There are 10 disciplines and 21 school-level key construction and cultivation disciplines, providing students with good development and further study space.

[Teaching and scientific research in harmony]

The school aims to cultivate high-quality applied talents with good basic qualities, strong practical ability, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and social responsibility, a certain international vision, strong adaptability, and sustainable development ability, and rely on quality engineering projects. , Continue to deepen the reform of education and teaching. In recent years, the school has been approved for 5 national-level specialty construction sites, 4 national-level quality courses, 2 national-level quality resource sharing courses, 2 national-level video open courses, 9 national quality textbooks, and "Twelfth Five-Year Plan". ”15 kinds of general higher education undergraduate planning textbooks, 1 national-level talent training model innovation experimental zone, 2 national-level experimental teaching demonstration centers, 1 national-level virtual experimental teaching center, 1 national-level off-campus practical education base, national-level 1 teaching team, and has achieved a large number of iconic Beijing-level quality engineering projects. In addition, the school has won more than 40 Beijing-level and national-level outstanding teaching achievement awards and has undertaken nearly 40 national education science planning and education and teaching reform projects of the Beijing Municipal Education Commission.

Over the years, the school has been carrying out scientific research with the purpose of highlighting applied research, promoting subject development, adhering to technological innovation, and serving the construction of the capital. It has 1 national-level scientific research platform-the national key laboratory of smart tourism, and 8 Beijing-level scientific research platforms ——Beijing Key Laboratory of Bioactive Substances and Functional Foods, Beijing Research Base, Beijing Information Service Engineering Key Laboratory, Beijing-Taiwan Cultural Exchange Research Center, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biomass Waste Resource Utilization, Beijing The Intelligent Machinery Innovation Design Service Engineering Technology Research Center, Beijing Political Civilization Construction Research Base and Beijing Tourism Information Collaborative Innovation Center have two academician workstations, Li Deyi and Zhou Chenghu, and two co-constructed post-doctoral research workstations. The school also has 37 school-level scientific research institutions such as the Food Science Research Institute, the Taiwan Research Institute, and the People's Congress Institution Research Institute. Since 2010, the school has undertaken more than 1,400 scientific research projects and topics at all levels and various types, and the annual scientific research funding is ranked among the top universities in Beijing. The academic journals "Journal of Beijing Union University" and "Journal of Tourism" sponsored by the school have important influences at home and abroad. "Journal of Beijing Union University (Humanities and Social Sciences Edition)" has been selected as the source journal of the Chinese Social Science Citation Index (CSSCI) for 7 consecutive years, "Journal of Tourism" has been selected as "China's most internationally influential academic journals" for 6 consecutive years, and was named the authoritative journal of Chinese humanities and social sciences in 2014.

[Enriched high-quality education and teaching resources]

Beijing Union University has a relatively strong faculty, with nearly 1,600 full-time teachers. Among them, 833 people with senior professional titles hold 17 positions such as the director, deputy director, and committee member of the new teaching steering committee of the Ministry of Education and the industry steering committee. There are 1 nationally outstanding teacher, 1 new century talent, 15 Beijing-level distinguished professors, 10 Beijing Great Wall scholars, 18 city-level teaching teachers, 13 city-level top innovative talents, and city-level youth There are 54 top-notch talents and 192 city-level young and middle-aged backbone teachers. There is one teacher who has been awarded the title of Excellent Teacher of Beijing Meng Erdong Style. It has 1 national-level teaching team and 8 Beijing-level teaching teams. At present, the school has formed a team of teachers with a relatively reasonable overall structure such as age, academic qualifications, and professional titles, with high quality, strong ability, and professional skills.

The college teaching community in the Xueyuan Road area is composed of 19 colleges and universities including Beihang University, Beijing Normal University, University of Science and Technology Beijing, and Beijing Union University. As the governing unit and a member school of the Xueyuan Road Teaching Community, students of our school can choose high-quality courses in literature, art, physical education, medicine, natural sciences, and other disciplines from other member schools across the inter-university, and minors in other member schools with a wide range of majors And obtain a minor certificate, enjoy a wealth of high-quality teaching resources, appreciate different campus cultures, broaden students' horizons and knowledge, improve students' overall quality, and enhance students' entrepreneurial competitiveness and social adaptability.

Beijing gathers high-quality educational resources, leading the country in terms of internationalization. The school makes full use of Beijing’s geographical advantages and actively introduces high-quality education and teaching resources from domestic and foreign universities through inter-school visits, lectures by famous teachers, guest professors, etc., to provide students with a platform for receiving international education, and strive to achieve high-quality education at home and abroad. Effective connection is committed to cultivating high-quality applied talents with an international perspective.

[Systematic and perfect student growth mechanism]

In order to meet the individual development needs of students and promote the growth of students, the school actively builds a systematic and complete mechanism for students to grow and become talents: actively promote the reform of the credit system; pilot the dual degree, second major and minor major system, and the major and minor (minor) system, Dual degree system, professional transfer system, school-level experimental classes, etc., to provide diversified growth channels for students of different levels.

Relying on the national and Beijing talent training model innovation experimental zones, the school has set up three school-level experimental classes for software engineering, finance, and tourism management talent training to carry out targeted and innovative education for outstanding talents. The experimental class is well equipped with excellent teachers. Well-known school professors and backbones of well-known enterprises are hired as dual tutors, and famous teachers inside and outside the school are hired as main lecturers. The proportion of city-level famous teachers is not less than 50%. Experimental class students enjoy various preferential policies: those with excellent grades are given priority to participate in Sino-foreign cooperative education projects, and the proportion of students sent abroad for study or exchange is not less than 50%; enjoy a special self-study classroom with a good environment; enjoy separate scholarships and technical practices And entrepreneurial funds, etc.; the school also set up a special fund to support the teaching construction and reform of experimental classes.

【Various forms of international exchanges and cooperation】

Actively promoting internationalization is one of the school’s major development strategies. The school focuses on building various platforms to enrich students' overseas (foreign) learning experience and strives to create an international learning atmosphere, so as to cultivate students’ awareness of internationalization and broaden their internationalization. To enhance the students’ future competitiveness in the construction of the International Exchange Center.

The school has established inter-school cooperation and exchange relationships with 255 colleges and universities in 52 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Encourage student exchanges, organize Sino-foreign cooperative education programs (institutions), credit exchange programs, undergraduate double degree programs, undergraduate and master degree programs, etc.

The school participated in, organized, and held a number of high-end forums and conferences around the national "One Belt and One Road" initiative, China-Central and Eastern Europe "16+1" cooperation, and Beijing "Four Centers" construction and other centers, to help the country's diplomacy and capital construction and development, To expand the school’s international influence and enhance the school’s internationalization level. In July 2018, it co-hosted the first "Urban Rail Transit Sustainable Development Forum" with Beijing Jiaotong University and Russian Jiaotong University. In October 2018, the second China-Central and Eastern Europe "16+1" Tourism School Alliance Annual Meeting was held, which has had a great influence on the education circles at home and abroad. In 2019, the 6th Sino-Russian Jiaotong University Presidents Forum was held in Beijing, focusing on the development of education and transportation in the new era.

The school actively introduces advanced educational resources and international advanced education and teaching experience and practices from foreign partner institutions, implements effective integration of education internationalization and education localization, and conducts bilingual, all-English teaching and non-universal teaching by hiring foreign teaching experts and local outstanding bilingual teachers Language teaching allows students to receive advanced international education in school. The school’s international education attracts students from all countries and regions around the world. Every year, there are hundreds of international students studying for degrees in our school.

【Innovative and developed higher vocational education】

The school relies on applied educational resources to innovate and develop higher vocational education and basically forms a vocational education pattern that integrates junior, undergraduate, and master's training. Existing enrollment qualifications for 2 master's programs in the field of mobile business interdisciplinary and vocational and technical education, 29 undergraduate majors undertake the task of cultivating outstanding vocational graduates from higher vocational colleges independently set up in Beijing for higher vocational promotion and 9 junior college enrollment profession. During the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period, the school continued to strive to be a pioneer and leader in the theory and practice of vocational education talent training. As a pilot unit of the Beijing Municipal Government’s comprehensive reform of education planning and grading reform, the vocational education grading reform of our school has created a large number of landmark achievements and has a huge social impact. In 2014, the research results on the connection between secondary school and undergraduate, higher vocational education, and undergraduate promotion won the first and second prizes of national teaching achievement.

[Talent training model with equal emphasis on knowledge and action]

The school attaches great importance to the cultivation of students' practical and innovative abilities and continuously strengthens the construction of the practical teaching software and hardware environment to create favorable conditions for the training of high-quality applied talents in the school. The school has built 2 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 1 national virtual experimental teaching demonstration center, 2 municipal experimental teaching centers, and 13 school-level practical teaching centers. The school attaches great importance to industry-university-research cooperative education and has successively cooperated with well-known domestic and foreign companies such as SIEMENS in Germany, LC in the United States, China Railway, China Railway Electrification Group, China Railway Cultural Tourism, Beijing Metro, Beijing Gongmei Group, Pacific Insurance Company, Quanjude Catering Group, etc. A close cooperative relationship has been established in terms of professional construction and transformation, high-tech application, students' practical ability training, and the construction of training bases inside and outside the school. Off-campus talent training bases such as BTG, Capital Museum, Beijing Archives, and Beijing Capital Holdings Group were rated as Beijing-level off-campus talent training bases, among which BTG’s off-campus practice education base was rated as a national off-campus practice education base for college students. Many companies such as IBM and BBMG have set up scholarships in the school. The school attaches great importance to the implementation of dual-certificate education, and encourages students through various policies and systems to participate in more than 20 authoritative technical grade certificates at home and abroad, and obtain various vocational qualification certificates or technical grade certificates.

The school also actively builds a practice platform for discipline competitions and student scientific and technological activities and builds a four-level discipline competition system for colleges, schools, municipalities, and the country. Undertake the Beijing University Computer Application Contest, and expand to the five North China provinces (cities, autonomous regions) and Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan University Student Computer Application Contest. The National Mathematical Modeling Contest, National College Student Electronic Design Contest, American College Student Mathematical Modeling Contest, National Vocational College Skills Competition, "Higher Education Club" Cup English Spoken English Contest and other well-known competitions have won excellent results. The school encourages students to participate in scientific and technological innovation activities such as academic competitions through incentive policies such as credit awards, cultivates students' innovative and practical abilities, and achieves fruitful results. Won more than 300 awards in science and technology competitions at or above the provincial and ministerial level, including 1 Beijing Gold Award in the "Challenge Cup" University Student Science and Technology Competition, and 3 National Second Prizes in the University Student (Liberal Arts) Computer Design Competition. The student art troupe has won 22 awards at or above the provincial and ministerial level, of which the wind orchestra and dance troupe have won the first prize of the second National College Student Art Exhibition.

Our school is one of the first pilot colleges in Beijing to be approved for the construction of high-level sports teams. In the past five years, more than 40 national athletes have been trained. The aerobics athletes of our school have won 3 championships in the World University Games, and have won first place in the total score of the team in the Chinese University Student Health and Vitality Competition held by the Ministry of Education 5 times. Won 2 championships in the 2014 National Aerobics Championship. Won 2 championships in the 2015 National Aerobics Championships. In 2016, he won two championships in the National University Viability and Health Competition. In addition, our school students also achieved 3 golds, 1 silver, and 2 bronzes for the Chinese delegation at the London and Rio Paralympics.

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