In 1940, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), the first science and engineering university was founded in Yan’an by the Communist Party of China. It has been one of the key universities in China since the founding of New China and the first batch of universities which has entered the national “211 Project”, “985 Project” and the “Top A World-class University”. The name of BIT was inscribed by Chairman Mao, and Li Fuchun, Xu Teli, Li Qiang and other older generations of proletarian revolutionists successively took the lead of the university. In the 2018 World University Rankings published by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), BIT ranked 389th in the world, 76th in Asia and 17th in mainland China. The university is now affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. All the faculty members and students are striving for the goal of “two hundred years” of the national standard, and are fully committed to the goal of building a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.
A university with distinctive programmes and global influence.
BIT is dedicated to:
developing lofty ideals and sound scholarship, a strong body and a quiet heart;
evolving a pragmatic and humble spirit, and creating a culture of excellence; and
improving research capabilities, and achieving distinction in defence technology.