Beijing Technology and Business University
|Beijing Light Industry School (Beijing Institute of Light Industry) and Beijing Business School|
|Established||1950(As Beijing Business School)|
|President||Sun Baoguo (孙宝国)|
|Location||Beijing, People's Republic of China|
|Campus||Urban, 82 ha (200 acres)|
|Beijing Technology and Business University|
Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU, Chinese: 北京工商大学) is a public comprehensive university in Beijing, China. It was founded based on the amalgamation of Beijing Light Industry School (Beijing Institute of Light Industry) (founded in 1958), Beijing Business School (founded in 1950) and the Administration School for Ministry of Machinery Industry.
Under the university there are 9 schools, 1 department (Research Institute) and 1 education center, within which 43 undergraduate majors, 35 postgraduate majors, 2 master's degree programs and some joint doctoral programs are offered. Among those majors and programs, 16 are awarded the Beijing Municipal and Preferential-construction disciplines or majors. Also at BTBU there exist 2 national industrial test centers, 1 national experimental center for Practical Teaching, 1 Beijing Municipal Key Lab and 2 Beijing Municipal Research Bases.
There are three academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering in BTBU.
At present, the university hires 807 full-time faculty members, 48%of whom have senior professional titles. Eight professors enjoy special research allowance from the State Council; two are awarded as China's Excellent Teachers; three are Famous Teachers of Universities in Beijing; five are Excellent Teachers in Beijing; 53 are Excellent Young Teachers in Beijing; and 11 research teams are selected as Academic Innovation Teams of Beijing.
BTBU now has about 12000 full-time undergraduates, 5700 part-time students, 1300 postgraduates and doctoral students.
With the prestige of Beijing Institute of Light Industry, currently BTBU has some prestigious scholars like Prof. Baoguo Sun, and involved into International cooperation actively. By the agreement signed by the Irish head of government and the Chinese president (Brian Cowen and Hu Jintao) in 2008, BTBU exchange lots students and lectures with UCC, UCD for combined degree programmes (2+2,and 3+1+1/1.5) and non-degree programmes, and recently, with Oxford. Many students also are recruited by any other universities in North America and European, such as Hamk University of Applied Sciences.