Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (referred to as “BUAA”) was founded in 1952, and it was formed by merging aeronautics departments of eight universities including Tsinghua University, Peiyang University, Xiamen University and Sichuan University, etc., and is New China’s first Aeronautics and Astronautics institution of higher education, and now it is affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information.
The school provides various disciplines, and characterized by teaching feature. The school now includes 27 colleges covering 10 disciplines: engineering, science, management, literature, law, economics, philosophy, education, medicine and arts. It has eight first-level discipline national key disciplines (tied for seventh national universities) 28 second-level discipline national key disciplines, 9 Beijing key disciplines, 28 defense characteristics key disciplines, and the disciplines ranking the nationwide top ten of total 13. It has 59 undergraduate program, 21 doctor degree authorization first-level disciplines, 38 master degree authorization first-level disciplines, 17 centers for post-doctoral studies.
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The school is international-oriented and open for communication. Vigorously promote “Student Internationally Experience Program”, actively carries out the students exchange and mutual and united degree granting with the famous universities in the countries and regions such as Europe, North America, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, etc.. It has established long-term and stable cooperative relationship with nearly 200 famous institutions of higher education, first-class research institutions and well-known multinational companies, establishing a batch of high-end international cooperation platforms including “Sino-German Joint Software Research Institute”, “Sino-British Space Science And Technology Joint Laboratory”, “Sino-French Material Joint Laboratory” and “French Research Center”, etc.. It joined International Astronautical Federation, “Sino-European Elite Universities Alliance”, “Sino-Spain Universities Alliance”, “Sino-Russian Engineering Universities Alliance” and other international alliance and academic organizations. Sino-French Engineer School of BUAA has been a successful model for nationwide universities carrying out Sino-foreign cooperative education. In 2011, the school is approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information to establish independent authority to examine and approve foreign affairs.