Beihang University 北京航空航天大学

Beihang University 北京航空航天大学


Chinese Name: 北京航空航天大学

English Name: Beihang University

Abbreviation: 北航(Beihang); BUAA

Established: 1952

Location: Beijing


Beihang University 北京航空航天大学

Beihang University

Brief introduction of Beihang University

On October 25, 1952, on the basis of the merger of the School of Aeronautical Engineering of Tsinghua University清华大学航空工程学院, Sichuan University四川大学 and the Department of Aeronautics of Beijing Institute of Technology北京工业学院航空系, the first aeronautical and astronautical university in New China, Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, was established.

From 1956 to 1957, according to the requirements of China’s 12-year scientific planning, Beihang took the lead in setting up missiles, management and aerodynamics combining science and engineering in China.

Beihang University 北京航空航天大学
Beihang University campus view

In 1958, under the guidance of the government’s general line and education policy, Beihang Carried out work-study, advocated and practiced the four combinations of teaching and scientific research, design and production, and carried out the development of aviation models.

In April 1988, with the approval of the State Education Commission国家教委, Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics北京航空学院 was renamed Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics北京航空航天大学.

Beihang University 北京航空航天大学
Beihang University campus view

Beihang University is a national key University directly under the Administration of The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, PRC. It is one of the world first-class University construction universities, and one of the key construction universities of Project 211 and Project 985.

According to the official website of the school in April 2021, the school is divided into Xueyuan Road Campus and Shahe Campus, covering a total area of more than 3,000 mu and a total construction area of more than 1.7 million square meters.

Education Achivements and Rankings

Under the university there are 35 secondary colleges. And There are 23 post-doctoral research stations, 25 first-level doctoral programs, 39 first-level master’s programs, and 74 undergraduate programs.  There are 8 first-level national key disciplines and 28 second-level national key disciplines. As of 2013, Beihang University has 1 national laboratory, 9 national key laboratories, 4 national engineering research centers, 42 provincial key laboratories, 3 provincial engineering centers and 3 Zhongguancun open laboratories.  

Beihang University 北京航空航天大学
Beihang University campus view

The third round of national university discipline evaluation results released by the Ministry of Education教育部, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics has a total of 18 disciplines to participate in the evaluation, of which 6 disciplines rank in the top 5 in the country, 13 disciplines rank in the top 10 in the country, and the two disciplines of aeronautics and astronautics science and technology and instrument science and technology rank first in the country.

The ranking of Beihang University in alumni Association校友会: Comprehensive research;  Five-star;  Top Universities in China.

Beihang University 北京航空航天大学
Beihang University campus view

As of 2021, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Beihang University 84th in Asia and 15th in China with its teaching and research performance.

Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the “Shanghai Ranking”, placed Beihang University 15th in China.

Beihang University 北京航空航天大学
Beihang University campus view

The school is at the forefront of domestic universities in the field of cutting-edge technology research, and has more than 40 scientific research achievements of pioneering significance.

Aiming at cultivating leading talents, BUAA has set up four innovative talent training demonstration zones in hua Luogeng华罗庚 Mathematics Class, Knowledge and Practice Liberal arts experimental Class of Sino-French Engineering School of Advanced Engineering, and launched graduate education programs such as large aircraft class and engine class.

Scientific research

The school has successfully developed and launched a variety of models of aircraft to fill a number of domestic gaps, such as China’s first light passenger aircraft “Beijing No. 1北京一号”, Asia’s first sounding rocket “Beijing No. 2北京二号”, China’s first unmanned aircraft “Beijing No. 5北京五号”, “Bee” series of aircraft, coaxial twin-rotor unmanned helicopter and so on. From 2001 to 2013, Beihang airlines won a total of 49 national three major science and technology awards; especially from 2005 to 2013, the school won seven first prizes of national science and technology awards for seven consecutive years.

Major progress has been made in technological innovation represented by 3D printing. The Yuegong-1月宫一号 experimental facility has made substantial progress. The discovery of tetraquark Zc(3900), which was participated by the School of Physical Sciences and Nuclear Engineering, was named as the 2013 American Journal of Physics Annual Research Hot Spot. Two papers of the School of Biological and Medical Engineering were listed in ESI hot Spot in recent two years and highly cited papers in materials field in recent ten years respectively.

Marked achievement: Aerodynamics and flight mechanics of insect flight、Real-time 3D graphics platform BH-GRAPH、Complex engineering systems such as aerospace and advanced manufacturing、Controllable preparation, microstructure and characteristics of transition metals and their compound nanomaterials、The stable magnetic structure coupling of the hexagonal ferromagnet and its controllable magnetic function characteristics.

Famous Alumni

As of September 31, 2013, THE university has 3799 faculty and staff, including 2111 full-time teachers, 1644 professors and associate professors, 17 full-time academicians, 18 chief scientists of the 973 Program, 46 professors of the Award Program奖励计划, 34 winners of the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars国家杰出青年科学基金, and 3 national Outstanding Teachers.

Beihang University 北京航空航天大学
Beihang University campus view

For example, the chief designer of the Shenzhou spacecraft Qi Faren戚发轫, chief designer of China’s manned space engineering rocket system and chief designer of Long March长征 2F rocket Jing Muchun荆木春, the chairman of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Wu Yansheng吴燕生.

Beihang University 北京航空航天大学
Qi Faren戚发轫
Beihang University 北京航空航天大学
Wu Yansheng吴燕生

Beihang University – The promotional video

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