Communication University of China
|Beijing Broadcasting Institute (1959 - 2004)|
Motto in English
|Integrity, Professionalism, Erudition and Competence|
|Campus||Urban 463,700 m2 (4,991,000 sq ft)|
The Communication University of China (CUC) (Chinese: 中国传媒大学; pinyin: Zhōngguó Chuánméi Dàxué) is a leading public university in Beijing. It is one of the China's key universities of “Project 211”, 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.
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.
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.
Overall academic situation
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 & television arts, information science & 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.
Faculties and schools
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 Politics and Law
- 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 Marxsism
- International Communication University of China (ICUC)
- Computer and Network Center
- Practical and Experimental Teaching Center (CUCTV)
Communication University of China has co-established three Confucius Institutes for providing Chinese language and cultural education for learners outside of China.
- Belgrade Confucius Institute (in cooperation with University of Belgrade, Serbia)
- Groningen Confucius Institute (in cooperation with University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, and the Municipality of Groningen.)
- Confucius Institute at Federal University of Rio Grand Do Sul (in cooperation with the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil)
Modern foreign languages teaching
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. 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).
In September 2017, CUC was selected as one of 95 Double First Class Discipline University by the Ministry of Education, with Double First Class status in two broad subject areas, "Journalism and Communication" and "Drama, Film and Television Studies".
In the fourth round of China University Subject Rankings (CUSR) by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2018, Communication University of China ranked 1st in mainland China with its two disciplinary areas evaluated as A+ disciplines, including "Journalism and Communication" and "Drama, Film and Television Studies" and ranked 3th with A- in "Art Theory", 10th with B+ in "Design", 19th with B in "Fine Arts" in China.
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.
- Communication University of China Press
- Communication University of China, Nanjing
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.
Communication University of China is known for fostering media administrators, producers, journalists and TV presenters in China. Some of its notable alumni include:
- Liu Changle: Chairman of Phoenix Satellite Television based in Hong Kong.
- Wang Jiyan: VP of Phoenix TV Hong Kong and head of the Phoenix Chinese Channel.
- Yang Hongxin: Director of Xinjiang Television
- Luo Jing, news presenter from China Central Television
- Cui Yongyuan, television host from China Central Television
- Bi Fujian, television host from China Central Television
- Chen Luyu, a Phoenix Television talk show host.
- Li Yong, television host from China Central Television
- Bai Yansong, news presenter from China Central Television
- Chai Jing, former journalist from China Central Television
- Chen Luyu, host from Hong Kong's Phoenix Television
- Zhang Haijie, news presenter from Singapore's MediaCorp Channel 8
- Chen Xiaonan, a Phoenix Television talk show host.
- Li Xiang, actress, television host and singer.
- Alex Man, Hong Kong actor
- Dong Zhen, singer-songwriter
- Sandra Ma, television and movie actress
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