Beijing Foreign Studies University

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Beijing Foreign Studies University.png
Motto 兼容并蓄 博学笃行[1]
Type National
Established 1941
President Peng Long
Academic staff
Students 8,600
Location Beijing, China
Campus Urban

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.[2]

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.

Schools and departments[edit]


The gym of Beiwai

International Business School IBS


Research centres[edit]

  • National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education[3]

This centre has so-called corpus researchers.[4] 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.[5][1]


  1. ^ a b c "简介". Beijing Foreign Studies University. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "高校排名:2014年中国语言类大学排行榜". Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "中国外语教育研究中心". Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Home Page | 北外语料库语言学". Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  5. ^ "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