Beijing Wuzi University (BWU) is a municipal university in Beijing. BWU, originated from Beijing Economics Institute, was founded in 1980. Its staff mainly came from the Department of Goods and Materials Management of Beijing Economics Institute when it was founded.
Beijing Wuzi University (BWU) is located in Tongzhou District of Beijing, a new city in Beijing and lies in the source of the Ancient Grand Canal. Close to Beijing-Tongzhou Expressway, it is well known for its convenient transportation. The campus covers an area of 40 hectares with floor space 190,000 square meters.
BWU is the first university in China to set up the specialties of Futures, Logistics Management and Purchasing Management. The university consists of 6 schools: School of Economics, School of Logistics, School of Informatics, School of Business, School of Labor Relations and Human Resources, Department of Foreign Languages, School of Labor Science and Law, School of Foreign languages and Cultures. Now the university has 27 specialties and programs for undergraduates. Since 1986, BWU has been admitting postgraduates. Now we have 19 programs for postgraduates.
Among these specialties and programs, 2 are awarded Beijing Municipal key construction disciplines, and 3 are awarded Beijing Municipal excellent specialties. The university has Beijing Municipal Key Laboratories, experimental teaching centers for universities in Beijing, and Beijing Municipal Research Bases.
BWU now has 8,000 enrolled students, which includes undergraduates, postgraduates and students from foreign countries. The amount of postgraduates is around 600. The students come from 28 provinces or regions, and the majority of them come from Beijing. Over 60,000 students have graduated from the university in the past 30 years. The graduates enjoy excellent reputation in the society, especially in the field of logistics, securities and futures.
At present, the university has 700 staff members, and 437 are full-time teachers. There are 44 professors and 150 associate professors in BWU. 28.15% teachers have been awarded doctoral degrees, and 43.94% have got master degrees.
Among them 5 teachers are awarded the honor of Beijing Municipal excellent teachers, 2 enjoy special research allowance from the State Council, 52are awarded Excellent Young Teachers in Beijing,2 are excellent teachers of good moral characters, and 7 political assistants are awarded excellent ones in Beijing.
Over the years, considerable progress has been made in terms of teaching reforms and teaching quality. In recent 3 years, BWU has built 2 national feature specialty bases, 1 national talent-fostering mode innovation zone, 3 municipal feature specialty bases, 1 municipal experimental teaching demonstration center and 1 extramural talent training base. Within the span of 3 years, 3 municipal quality courses, 2 municipal quality textbooks and 6 municipal quality project materials have been produced in the university. Furthermore, there are 5 municipal excellent teaching teams in the degree of undergraduate, more than 100 scientific research and entrepreneurial initiatives projects of undergraduates. In 2008, 1 teacher received a 1st place prize in teaching achievement and 3 teachers received second place teaching achievement prizes. BWU was awarded the rank of excellence in the teaching quality evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education in May, 2008.
BWU places much importance in scientific research to promote teaching and has been concentrating its effort in the research of modern circulation, achieving distinct features and advantages. The university has built 7 science and technology innovation platforms, 8 scientific research bases and 33 scientific research innovation teams. In the recent 3years, the university has undertaken 1 national scientific and technological project, 10 National Science Foundation and Social Science Foundation research projects and more than 50 provincial and ministerial level scientific research projects.