At present, there are 21 schools (or colleges), 7 departments, 2 dozen of research institutes centers covering almost all the subjects in humanity, social science and natural science.
The BNU staff totals nearly 4000, among them there are 1298 teachers and researchers. There are now 16 professors who are academicians of members from China Academy of Science and China Academy of Engineering working for the University. Of the professors, there are 423 professors and 516 associate professors. One professor is the member of Degree Committee of the State Council. 13 are the members Discipline Evaluation Committee of the State Council. 8 professors are nominated as scholars of Cheung Kong Scholars Program. 9 are nominees of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. BNU exerts all its efforts to attract outstanding scholars from all over the world through the projects of “Outstanding Scholars Attraction Project”, “Promising Young Scholars Attraction Programs” and “Human Resources Sharing Program”, etc.
17540 students are studying full time at the University,
of whom there are more than 8000 undergraduate students, and over 8000
postgraduate students. In 2004, 2809 international students studied
in BNU, ranking the 3rd in the total number of international students
among all universities in
The University confers doctoral degree in 69 majors, master degree in 127 majors and bachelor degree in 52 major, and the university also has post-doctor programs in 16 areas.
The University has 8 national training bases for talents in basic disciplines of science and humanities and one education and Training base for teaching Chinese as a second language. 6 subjects in BNU are nominated by MOE as key research bases in the area of humanity and social science.
Of all the 17 labs in BNU, there are 3 key national
labs, 1 national professional lab, 7 MOE key labs and 5
BNU’s mission is to bring out outstanding leaders in education
science as well as in other fields. In the past few years, a lot of
effective measures have been implemented, such as multiple-mode of education,
innovative education, new mode of teacher education, new learning system,
etc. BNU always takes a lead in
BNU is one of the famous national science research bases. A lot of outstanding progress has been made in the areas of probability and statistics, theory physics and systematic science, resource science and technology, ecology and protein group studies, etc. Since the implementation of MOE’s 211 project, 8 key subjects and 4 public service systems and one innovative research team have been under quick construction. Since the end of 2004, BNU is one of key universities with the intensive investment from the 985 project.
Links with other universities
BNU has signed academic agreements with 153 universities. Of all the partners, there are Princeton U.; the Institute of Education, London U.; Nanyang University of Technology; Paris superior Normal School; Michigan State University; University of California; Waseda University of Japan; Hong Kong University; University of Cardiff; University of Toronto, Harvard University, etc..
BNU alumni are playing leading roles in many fields
home and abroad. For example, among the 1100 excellent school teachers
of the Nation, 600 of them were graduates from
BNU will make even greater efforts in fulfilling its mission of more and more comprehensive and research-intensive university with world reputation. BNU aspires to provide the best education to the best students, turning them to the future leaders home and abroad. Its motto is to behave to be the model, learn to be the master.