Communication University of China

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Communication University of China
Communication University of China logo.png
Former names
Beijing Broadcasting Institute (1959–2004)
Motto立德、敬业、博学、竞先 (Chinese)
Motto in English
Integrity, Professionalism, Erudition and Competence
Established1954; 68 years ago (1954)
PresidentLiao Xiangzhong
Academic staff

39°54′33″N 116°33′01″E / 39.909106°N 116.550162°E / 39.909106; 116.550162Coordinates: 39°54′33″N 116°33′01″E / 39.909106°N 116.550162°E / 39.909106; 116.550162
CampusUrban, 46.37 ha (114.6 acres)
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese中国传媒大学
Traditional Chinese中國傳媒大學

The Communication University of China (CUC) (Chinese: 中国传媒大学) is a leading public university in Beijing. It is one of the China's key universities of 'Double First Class University Plan', directly administered by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. CUC developed from what used to be a training center for technicians of the Central Broadcasting Bureau that was founded in 1954. In April 1959, it was upgraded to the Beijing Broadcasting Institute (BBI) (Chinese: 北京广播学院; pinyin: Běijīng Guǎngbō Xuéyuàn) approved by the State Council. In August 2004, BBI was renamed Communication University of China. CUC is located in the eastern part of Beijing near the ancient canal, which occupies 463,700 square meters of land and a total of 499,800 square meters of buildings.[1]


CUC's history dates back to March 3, 1954, when the first training class for broadcasting professionals was held by the then Central Radio Administration. This then led to the founding of Beijing Broadcasting College in 1958. On September 7, 1959, CUC's precursor Beijing Broadcasting Institute (BBI) was established. During the ensuing four decades, BBI remained a relatively small college and only known among the circles of Chinese media professionals.[citation needed]

On August 19, 2004, the State Council of the People's Republic of China approved the renaming of the institute to the Communication University of China. It has now developed into a comprehensive institute of higher learning with broadcasting, film production, journalism, drama, animation, advertising, newscasting, creative cultural industry, Communications engineering, foreign languages (especially minority language), management and media law education as its major academic disciplines.[2]


Overall academic situation[edit]

CUC upholds its ideology of offering courses that are centered on scientific based learning by emphasizing the application of a course and relevance to the particular discipline. As a result, an inter-relating and inter-influencing discipline system that covers journalism and communication, film and television arts, information science and technology, literature, engineering, management, economics, and law and science has been formed. There are currently six faculties that consist of one co-innovation center and five directly affiliated schools, which comprise two national key disciplines (journalism and radio and television arts).  There is also one national key cultivation discipline (communication), three Beijing municipal key disciplines (journalism and communication, art theory, theater film and television), four Beijing municipal key subordinate disciplines (linguistics and applied linguistics, communications and information systems, electromagnetic field and microwave technology, animation), seven post-doctoral research centers, seven doctoral programs, 35 doctoral programs (subordinate disciplines), 18 master programs, 95 master programs (subordinate disciplines), 8 professional master categories, and 84 bachelor programs.[3]

Faculties and schools[edit]

Faculty of Journalism and Communication

  • TV School (From 2004 to 2013, TV School and the School of Journalism were temporally merged into the School of Television and Journalism.)
  • School of Journalism
  • Institute of Communication Studies

Faculty of Art

  • School of Film and Cinematic Arts
  • School of Animation and Digital Arts
  • School of Music and Recording Arts
  • School of Presentation Art
  • Institute of Art
  • Art Education Center

Faculty of Science and Technology

  • Information Engineering School
  • School of Science
  • School of Computer Science
  • Experimental Teaching Center

Faculty of Literature and Law

  • School of Literature
  • School of International Studies
  • School of Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language
  • Sports Department

Faculty of Advertising, Economics and Management

  • Advertising School
  • School of Economics and Management
  • Business School
  • Culture Development Institute

Communication Strategy of China Co-innovation Center

  • New Media Institute
  • Institute of Media Science

Faculty of Continuing Education

  • School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education
  • School of Executive Education and Professional Training
  • Vocational and Technical School
  • Academy of Media and Public Affairs
  • Phoenix School

Independent Schools and Departments

  • School of Government and Public Affairs
  • School of Marxism
  • International Communication University of China (ICUC)
  • Computer and Network Center
  • Practical and Experimental Teaching Center (CUCTV)

Confucius Institutes[edit]

Communication University of China has co-established three Confucius Institutes for providing Chinese language and cultural education for learners outside of China.

Modern foreign languages teaching[edit]

The School of International Studies

Communication University of China is one of the officially-sanctioned important base in China for teaching foreign languages and especially narrowly-used languages. So far, CUC has successively offered 32 Bachelor's programmes in modern foreign languages since its establishment.[4] Some of programmes recruit students irregularly every few years according to admission plans sanctioned by the Ministry of Education. CUC is still the only university in China to offer Bachelor's programmes in Bengali, Tamil, Pashto and Esperanto. English (since 1958), Spanish (since 1959), French, Russian, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (since 1960), Italian (since 1960), Hindi (since 1965), Bengali (since 1964), Nepali (since 1964), Assamese (since 1965), Urdu (since 1962), Tamil (since 1959), Sinhalese (since 1965), Pashto (since 1964), Persian (since 1988), Zulu (since 1965), Swahili (since 1960), Esperanto (since 1959), Turkish (since 1959), Swedish, Hausa (since 1965), Malay, Hebrew, Greek (since 1964), Hungarian, Dutch (since 1965), Laos (since 1965).[5]

There is a Center for Portuguese Studies (originally, Centro de Língua Portuguesa Dr. Stanley Ho) under a Cooperation Protocol between CUC, Camões Institute (Portugal) and IPOR (Macau) since 2005.[6]


Communication University of China is widely regarded as one of the most competitive universities for admission in China.[7][8][9]

In September 2017, CUC was selected as one of 140 Double First Class University Plan universities approved by the Ministry of Education.[10]

In the fourth round of China University Subject Rankings (CUSR) by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2018, Communication University of China ranked first in mainland China with its two disciplinary areas evaluated as A+ disciplines, including "Journalism and Communication" and "Drama, Film and Television Studies" and ranked third with A− in "Art Theory", tenth with B+ in "Design", 19th with B in "Fine Arts" in China.[11]

Campus location[edit]

CUC's 116.88 hectare main campus is located in Dingfuzhuang, eastern part of Chaoyang District, Beijing. It is just outside the Eastern 5th Ring Road, and is just along the Beijing-Tong County expressway. The campus is linked by the Communication University of China Station of Beijing subway Batong Line.


Established in 2004, CUCN is an independent private university in the southern city of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. It is directly supervised by the board of directors, with CUC's former president as the honorary head of the board.

Notable alumni[edit]

Communication University of China is known for fostering media administrators, producers, journalists and TV presenters in China. Some of its notable alumni include:

Media administrators[edit]

Media celebrities[edit]


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  2. ^ "History & Tomorrow". Archived from the original on 18 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
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  9. ^ "2018年中国重点高校录取难度排名,就是这些学校最难考". Retrieved 2019-05-01.
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  11. ^ "China University Subject Rankings (CUSR)". Retrieved 2019-05-01.

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