Beijing Foreign Studies University

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Beijing Foreign Studies University
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Motto兼容并蓄 博学笃行[1]
PresidentPeng Long
Academic staff
LocationBeijing, China

[2]Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) (Chinese: 北京外国语大学; pinyin: Běijīng Wàiguóyǔ Dàxué), popularly known as Běiwài (Chinese: 北外) in Mandarin and BFSU in English, is a university located in Beijing, China. It is China's pre-eminent research university specializing in foreign studies according to recent collegiate rankings.[3] It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.[4]

As a renowned and prestigious specialist research university, BFSU was affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from its establishment in 1941 to the early 1980s and was classified a key university under the Ministry of Education. BFSU is praised for offering the widest range of language studies in China: as of December 2016, there are 84 foreign languages being taught in this university.[1]

BFSU qualified for the first round of the competition in its efforts to enter Project 211, a university development programme launched by the Ministry of Education in 1996.[5]

Schools and departments[edit]

Research centres[edit]

  • National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education[6]

This centre has so-called corpus researchers.[7] They have compiled corpora, such as simple Chinese English learners' corpora, and parallel corpora of Chinese-English translation. They have some corpora on the CQPweb.[8][1]


  1. ^ a b c "简介". Beijing Foreign Studies University. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Beijing Foreign Studies University | BFSU English-Beijing Foreign Studies University | BFSU English". (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  3. ^ "高校排名:2014年中国语言类大学排行榜". Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  4. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".
  5. ^ "网站地图—中国教育在线". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  6. ^ "中国外语教育研究中心". Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  7. ^ "Home Page | 北外语料库语言学". Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  8. ^ "CQPweb Main Page". Retrieved 2016-02-25.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°57′15″N 116°18′15″E / 39.95417°N 116.30417°E / 39.95417; 116.30417