North China Electric Power University

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North China Electric Power University
North China Electric Power University logo.png
Former names
Beijing Power Engineering and Electronics Institute
Beijing Institute of Electric Power
North China Institute of Electric Power
Type National university
Established 1958
President Liu Jizhen
Location Beijing, China
Campus Urban (Baoding campus)
Suburban (Beijing Changping campus)
Website North China Electric Power University Official website

North China Electric Power University (NCEPU; Chinese: 华北电力大学; pinyin: Huáběi Diànlì Dàxué) is a national Project 211 key university based in Beijing, China under the national Ministry of Education that specialises in polytechnic disciplines. The main campus is located in Beijing, and it has a branch campus in Baoding, Hebei Province. There are about 3,000 full-time faculty and staff, 20,000 undergraduates and 7,000 graduate students in this university.[1]


North China Electric Power University is affiliated with the Ministry of Education of China, and it is officially listed as one of the Project 211 universities as well as a "Predominant Discipline Innovation Platform". At present, NCEPU is a key university jointly constructed by the Ministry of Education and the University Council, which is composed of State Grid Corporation of China, China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd., China Huaneng Group, China Datang Corporation, China Huadian Corporation, China Guodian Corporation and China Power Investment Corporation.


The university was established as the Beijing Institute of Electric Power in 1958. It was later renamed the North China Institute of Electric Power when its location was moved to Baoding, Hebei province in 1970. When the school merged with the Beijing Power Engineering and Electronics Institute in 1995, it was given its present name. In 2006, the university relocated its main campus back to Beijing. It still operates a branch campus in Baoding.

A close neighbour of Badaling highway, adjoining Olympic Green on the east and Zhongguancun high technology zone and Shangdi Information Industry base on the west, North China Electric Power University is now located in Zhuxinzhuang, Beijing. It is found in beautiful surroundings.

As one of the key universities in China with a history of more than 40 years, this university has been fostering talents in the areas of engineering technology, management, economics and the social sciences. There are more than 8500 students with over 600 graduate students and doctor students.



It has the following departments:[2]

  • Department of Mathematical and Physics Science
  • Department of Electric Power Engineering
  • Department of Thermal Power Engineering
  • Department of Information Engineering
  • Department of Automation
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology
  • Department of Economics and Trade
  • Department of Finance and Accounting
  • Department of Law and Politics and the Department of Foreign Languages


It has the following Schools:[3]

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering School
  • Energy & Power Engineering School
  • Renewable Energy School
  • Nuclear Science & Engineering School
  • Economics and Management School
  • Computer Science & Technology School
  • Control Science & Engineering School
  • Environment Engineering & Science School
  • Human & Social Science School
  • Mathematical & Physical Science School
  • Foreign Language School
  • Science & Technology School

There is one centre for post-doctoral studies . The university offers one post-doctoral project program, 7 doctoral programs, 17 master’s degree programs and 24 bachelor’s degree programs. It has been authorised to admit overseas students. Covering a floor space of 11,000 square metres (120,000 sq ft), the library has a collection of over a one million volumes.

There are five key ministerial subjects, namely power system and its automation, power plant thermal power engineering, theoretical electric engineering, industrial automation and technological economics. Meanwhile, there are three key ministerial laboratories called Power System Intelligence Protection and Control, Industrial Process Simulation and Control, State Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis in Electric Device.

Faculty and Staff[edit]

Most faculty members in this university hold Ph.D. or master's degrees.One of the first members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor Yang Qixun, is the founder of the field of power system micro-computer protection and automation in China. Professor Yang Yihan and Song Zhiping are prominent supervisors for doctoral candidates in the field of electric power.

Interscholastic relations[edit]

The university has set up cooperative relations with universities and institutes in more than 20 countries and regions such as Britain, United States, France, Russia, Japan and Taiwan. It offers exchange opportunities to students to study at universities in other countries, such as Illinois Tech, Purdue, UC Berkeley, the University of Bath and University of Strathclyde, etc.

This university is also the starting member of Cooperation Consortium of Beijing High Technology Universities, which is a major academic interschool association in northern China.


Key Laboratories[edit]

Key Laboratories under the Ministry of Education

  • Laboratory of Power System Protection and Dynamic Security Monitoring
  • Laboratory of State Monitoring and Control of Power Plant Equipment

Key Laboratories at the Provincial and Ministerial Level

  • Laboratory of Industrial Process Simulation and Control
  • Laboratory of Power System Intelligent Protection and Control
  • Laboratory of State Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Thermal Power Equipment
  • Laboratory of Analysis and Testing of Electromagnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Laboratory of High Voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Laboratory of Energy Security and Clean Utilisation

Power Engineering laboratory

Key Disciplines[edit]

Key Disciplines at the National Level

  • Electric Power Systems and Automation
  • Engineering Thermophysics

Key Disciplines at the Provincial (Ministerial) Level

  • Thermal Power Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Theory and New Technology
  • Control Theory and Control Engineering
  • Technical Economics and Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Design and Theory
  • Computer Application
  • Management Science and Engineering
  • High Voltage and Insulation Technology
  • Power Machinery and Engineering


  1. ^ "Brief Introduction". Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
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