Directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE), supported by MOE and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), is a national key university built preferentially in the national Project 211. BUPT is a comprehensive university with information and telecommunication technology as its main feature, engineering and science as its main focus and a combination of engineering, management, humanities and sciences as its main pursuit, which becomes an important base for fostering high-tech talents.
BUPT has 11 schools, three research institutes and one center on Marxism teaching and research. The eleven schools are School of Information and Telecommunications Engineering, School of Electronic Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Automation Engineering, School of Software Engineering, School of Economics and Management, School of Humanities, School of Science, International School, School of Network Education, and School of Ethnic Minority Education. The three research institutes are Institute of Network Technology, Institute of Optical Communication and Photoelectron and Institute of Sensing Technology and Business. The university has ministerial, municipal and national key laboratories and municipal and national key disciplines.
Currently, there are eleven academicians, 216 professors, 465 associate professors at BUPT, and 53% of BUPT have doctorate degree. And 22,400 full-time undergraduates, graduates, PhDs and international students, and 30,694 registered part-time students are studying under 36 undergraduate programs. 42 graduate programs, two types of professional master degree programs, 15 doctoral programs and 5 postdoctoral programs. BUPT attaches great importance to the exchange and cooperation with other higher learning institutions both home and abroad and has established inter-university academic exchange programs with over 70 universities form 40 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, France, Japan, Korea and etc. and with those from the regions of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. BUPT has also cooperated successfully with many world-renowned enterprises in telecommunications to create a better environment for students to develop their modern and international consciousness.
Guided by its morals of being United, Diligent, Rigorous and Innovative, following its mottos of striving for Great Virtue, Profound Knowledge, Total Commitment and Harmonious Cooperation and the spirit of Valuing Dedication and Pursuing Excellence, BUPT has a set out for carrying forward its strategic plan of Enhancing Research and Teaching and Promoting Four Innovations through Ten Restructuring Reform Policies in full swing. BUPT is growing in its main strength and striving to become a world-class university specializing in information and telecommunications technology with a balanced development of all disciplines.