Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing Jiaotong University
Motto Knowledge and Action (Chinese: 知 行; pinyin: Zhī Xíng)
Established 1896
Type Public Coeducational
President Ning Bin (Chinese: 宁滨; pinyin: Nìng Bīn)
Admin. staff 1,445
Undergraduates 13,800
Postgraduates 7,100
Location Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
Campus Urban
Colors Orange
Website Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing Jiaotong university is one of the oldest universities.



It is the component of Jiaotong University(also named Chiao Tung University). In September 1909, the Postal Department of the Qing government founded the Railway Management Institute in Beijing. In 1920s, it merged with two technical schools in Shanghai and Tangshan to form Jiaotong University, which had three campuses in Beijing, Shanghai and Tangshan, respectively.And its name had changed to Beiping Railway Management School.The Beijing campus was named Beijing Campus of National Jiaotong University. After the China civil war,Beijing Campus of National Jiaotong University was named Beijing Jiaotong University.And the Shanghai campuse has separated into two parts which now are Shanghai Jiaotong University and Xi'an Jiaotong University.



As of 2009, Beijing Jiaotong University has under its banner:

  • Electronic Information Engineering Institute
  • Computer and Informational Technology Institute
  • Economy Management Institute
  • Communication and Transportation Institute
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture Institute
  • Mechanical and Electronic Control Engineering Institute
  • Electric Power Institute
  • Physical Sciences Institute
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Institute
  • Languages and communication studies Institute
  • Long-Distance and Continued Education Institute
  • Software Engineering Institute
  • Architecture and Art Institute
  • Graduate School

Altogether, the university has 22 research institutes and research centers, and 39 laboratories which include the transportation system simulation laboratory and transportation automation laboratory, which are the best of their kinds in China.

The university library has a million books, 3000 Chinese and foreign journals, as well as numerous documents on microfiche, audio- and video-documents on various modern media.

There are 23810 full-time students on the campus, of whom are 7,527 graduate students working on master or Ph.D. programs, 500 international students, and 8,767 engaged in correspondence programs, night-schools, and other full-time programs.

There are 2842 faculty members and scientists at the university among whom are 10 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 286 full professors, and 588 associate professors.

There is also prominent Mao Zedong statue in the campus square.


The students at Beijing Jiaotong University are active in a variety of societies that enrich their campus life in addition to their normal academic activities.

The societies on the campus can be divided into four categories:

  • Academic Societies
15 societies which, among others, include Science Fiction Society, Foreign Languages Society, Literature Society, Computer Science Application Society
  • Volunteers Societies
13 societies which include Red Cross Society, Journalist Society, Psychological Health Society
  • Art Societies
11 societies which include Film Society, Television Society, New Dance Society, Magicians' Society, Calligraphy and Painting Society
  • Sports Societies
16 societies which include Bridge Society, Soccer Society, Tennis Society, Baseball Society, Cyclists' Society, Aircraft Model Society, Bodybuilding Society

International students

Beijing Jiaotong University is one of the earliest universities authorized by the Chinese government to enroll overseas students. Ever since BJTU has received over 3,000 foreign students and visiting scholars from as many as 71 countries and regions of Asia, Africa, Europe and North America etc.

"Entering China" project

"Entering China" is an international students' exchange program which is organized by Beijing Jiaotong University and the China Women and Children Development Center.

The project's objective is to promote international education and cultural exchanges, promote Chinese culture and promote exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and foreign schools. The program is jointly organized by Beijing Jiaotong University and the China Women and Children Development Center in order to provide comprehensive education services for international students.

In 2007, Beijing Jiaotong University appointed Studypath as strategic technology partner to co-ordinate and liaise with students and agencies to enroll in the project. The online service is a 'technological study-path' available worldwide that supports the exchange program, both before and after the students arrive in China.[1]

Notable alumni


External links

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