Beijing City University

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Beijing City University
Motto改革探索 勤奋进取
艰苦创业 开拓前进
TypePrivate, Comprehensive School
2003 Reformation
Rector刘林 Liu Lin
Administrative staff
No.269 Beisihuan Zhonglu, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.China 100083

Beijing City University (BCU) (Chinese: 北京城市学院,简称:北城、海大、城院) is a comprehensive university officially approved by Chinese Ministry of Education. BCU has achieved the sanction of granting degrees from Chinese Ministry of Education for graduate, undergraduate, specialties of higher vocational education qualifications and enrollment of foreign students.[1] BCU, formerly known as Haidian University, was founded in 1984. Since then, the university has adhered to the Party’s and State’s educational policy and the guiding principle for the University. Guided by the market demand, BCU has made great achievements in exploring the reforms of running system and educational methodology of higher education.


Haidian University (1984-2003)[edit]

In 1984, Fu Zhengtai (傅正泰) and others borrowed 50,000 RMB[2] to found the Haidian University using the classroom of Beijing Chengfu Elementary School. The school was governed by the Haidian District, and supported by Tsinghua University, Peking University and Renmin University of China. Students had to pay their own tuition, and job placement was not assigned.

Beijing City University (2003-)[edit]

In March 2003, the Chinese Ministry of Education approved the reformation of the school, which Beijing City University was founded upon it. The school was a private 4-year college, capable of granting bachelor and associate degree.


1984, the school Haidian University was founded.

March 2003, the school was reformed into Beijing City University, with capability of granting bachelor's degree.

April 2007, the school had achieved the sanction of granting bachelor's degree independently from the state.

February 2009, the school gained approval of admitting foreign students.

2009, the school CPC party branch was promoted under the leadership of city party branch from the district branch.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Chinese) 《新中国首家国家承认学历的民办高校迎来20年校庆》. 新华网 2004-10-18
  2. ^ (in Chinese)王永均. 《海淀走读大学的发展历程及其办学新路》 Archived 2006-07-21 at the Wayback Machine.海淀走读大学学报. 2004-01. ISSN 1008-4851(2004)-01-0093-10

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