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History and Devolopment

Welcome to visit our university! Beijing Jiaotong University , located at Xizhimenwai of Beijing, is a key university of China , directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. BJTU is one of the five Jiaotong (or Chiao-Tung) universities in China . The first BJTU President after the founding of the People's Republic of China (1949) was Academician Dr. Mao Yisheng, a nationally renowned scholar in civil engineering. In 1951 Chairman Mao Zedong autographed the name for our university. In 1981, BJTU became one of the first key universities authorized by the central government to confer master's and doctoral degrees, and subsequently to confer titles of associate professors, professors and Ph.D. advisors. In July 1994, BJTU was selected as one of the first universities which are built preferentially in the National Project “211”. In April 2000, our university was attached by Beijing High School of Electrical Power and further under the administration of the Ministry of Education.

Over the past hundred years, after arduous efforts and struggles of generations, BJTU has developed into a multidisciplinary key university, majoring in Engineering and Management and featured with the disciplines of Information and Communications as well as Management and Economics. In the meanwhile, our university is a key base for training talents of high level for the modernizations of railway and tackling the vital problems concerning techniques and policies in reforming and modernizing railway. For the past several years, more progress has been made in our university. The campus is taking on an ever-changing new look, the education quality and level of scientific research are improving steadily, academic exchanges are more frequent and in all, the comprehensive ability of the university is on a continuing rise.

BJTU is one of the first universities authorized by the central government to enroll overseas students. So far, we have trained over 2,600 foreign students and visiting scholars from as many as 40 countries and regions including Asia, Africa, Europe, America and etc. we have successively established cooperative relations with over 40 universities in America, Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Japan, Russia, Canada, Korea, Ukraine, Singapore and etc, and cooperate with SIMENS, ABB and other internationally famous Hi-tech corporations. Furthermore, we have employed over 1,000 famous experts and professors from 20 countries and regions to visit and teach in our university, and about 30 renowned scholars take the posts of honorary professors and advisory professors, and in turn, we have sent about 500 teachers and students to attend in advanced studies abroad. We have also either held or sponsored several international academic symposiums.