Beijing Institute of Technology


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Contact Information

  • Office of International Students
    Director: Wang Ying
    Office: 108C
    Tel: 0086-10-68918316 , 0086-13910172716
  • Associate Director: Zhao Kun
    Tel: 0086-10-68912934 , 0086-13520186272
  • Supervisor of International Affairs: Shen Jiapei
    Tel: 0086-10-68918272 , 0086-18801107550
  • Undergraduate Programs: Ms. Ma Wei
    Tel: 0086-10-68918706 , 0086-18610087116
  • Graduate Programs :

Ms. Chen Hui
Office: 109
Tel: 0086-10-68918083 , 0086-13811275770

  •  Chinese Language Study Programs : Ms. Zheng Hailan
Tel: 0086-10-68912847 , 0086-13681519360
Email :
  •   Exchange Study Programs : Ms. Zong Xin

Office :108
Tel : 0086-10-68918757 , 0086-18810364255
Address: Office of International Student
Building No. 14
Beijing Institute of Technology, No. 5 South Zhong Guan Cun Street,
Haidian Beijing 100081, P. R. China

General Introduction

About BIT

In 1940, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), the first science and engineering university was founded in Yan’an by the Communist Party of China. It has been one of the key universities in China since the founding of New China and the first batch of universities which has entered the national “211 Project”, “985 Project” and the “Top A World-class University”. The name of BIT was inscribed by Chairman Mao, and Li Fuchun, Xu Teli, Li Qiang and other older generations of proletarian revolutionists successively took the lead of the university. In the 2018 World University Rankings published by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), BIT ranked 389th in the world, 76th in Asia and 17th in mainland China. The university is now affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. All the faculty members and students are striving for the goal of “two hundred years” of the national standard, and are fully committed to the goal of building a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.


A university with distinctive programmes and global influence.


BIT is dedicated to:
1.Developing lofty ideals and sound scholarship, a strong body and a quiet heart;
2.Evolving a pragmatic and humble spirit, and creating a culture of excellence; and
3.Improving research capabilities, and achieving distinction in defence technology.


BIT was founded in 1940 in Yan’an, Shaanxi Province and was relocated to Beijing in 1949. The following year, the main campus and the Departments of Maths, Physics and Chemistry of the Institut Franco-Chinois were merged with BIT. In 1988, the school was renamed Beijing Institute of Technology.

BIT has always formulated its strategies in light of national strategic needs and global developments in science and technology and education, and in accordance with its own strengths and missions. These strategies include: consolidating its strengths in mechanical and vehicle engineering and automation; leveraging its advantages and distinctive programmes in IT-related disciplines; and developing new strengths in aerospace engineering. BIT will build its strengths in both science and engineering, and simultaneously develop disciplines in management and humanities.


BIT has three campuses in Beijing: the Zhongguancun Campus (178 acres), Liangxiang Campus (500 acres) and Xishan Experimental Area (42 acres).


BIT now has 18 professional schools as well as Xu Teli School, Advanced Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science, Institute of Advanced Structure Technology, Institute of Convergence Medical and Engineering, etc. Engineering, material science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science and social sciences ranked in the top 1% of ESI international disciplines, among which engineering ranked in the top 1‰. In recent years, combined with traditional advantages and long-term development needs, BIT has focused on the construction of “5+3” subject groups—“Efficient Damage and Protection” subject group, “New Materials Science and Technology” subject group, “Complex System Perception and Control” subject group, “Delivery Equipment and Manufacturing” subject group, “Information Science and Technology” subject group and “Characteristic Science” subject group, “Convergence Medical and Engineering” subject group, “Civil-military Integration and Innovation and Development” subject group, forming the overall construction layout of “leading advantageous engineering, promoting the integration of characteristic science, assisting linkage of fine liberal arts and interacting frontier cross-innovation”.


BIT comprises more than 3,500 faculty members and 25,000 full-time students. Over 14,000 are undergraduate students, nearly 8,000 are graduate students and over 3,000 are doctoral students.


Engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics and mathematics are the five disciplines in BIT that are ranked among the top 1% in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) global ranking. Over the years, BIT is devoted to improving its research capabilities. High-level achievements have been made in navigation control, injury prevention and safety, mechanical and vehicle engineering, materials science, and information systems and warfare. It has developed a clear edge in technologies relating to intelligent and bionic robotics, space adaptive optics, green energy, modern communications and industrial process control.

International cooperation

By taking a global approach to education, BIT is increasingly established as an internationally reputable and influential institution. Currently, it has established inter-university collaboration with more than 200 renowned universities in 58 countries and regions on six continents; it was the lead founder of the Sino-Spanish University Consortium and the Sino-Russian-Belarussian University Consortium and the co-founder of two Confucius Institutes: Confucius Institute of University of Lagos in Nigeria and Confucius Institute of University of Saskatchewan in Canada. BIT is building an international university, and has created a global network for exchange and cooperation.

BIT has entered into student-exchange agreements with more than 60 internationally renowned universities, including Germany’s Institute Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) and the United States’ University of California Berkeley. Of its 19 specialised colleges, 15 have established double-degree programmes with eight world-class universities, such as the National University of Australia. The colleges regularly organise different forms of international exchanges, such as summer schools, overseas trainings and graduation design projects.

Every year, BIT sends more than 1,000 students for overseas study and exchange. Four undergraduate and eleven graduate programmes are taught completely in English. It has an international student population of more than 1,000 from 71 countries.


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