CCBUPT---Cradle of Talents in the Digital Technology Era
Century College, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications(CCBUPT) is the first independent college in Beijing approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in 2005. It is a full-time undergraduate college co-established by Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and Beijing Xuehan Education Technology Co., Ltd. based on the new mechanism and school-running pattern.
Located in Kangzhuang Town, Yanqing District, CCBUPT campus covers an area of 82 acres, with ample teaching and subsidiary rooms, an independent library and a laboratory building. The library has a collection of more than 693,600 books, more than 393,900 e-books, 407 hours of audio and video references, and 106 accessible databases, which can fully meet the needs of students.
The 292 teachers consist of full-time teachers selected by Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and recruited by the college, part-time teachers retired from other colleges and universities, and engineers in relevant fields, of which more than 35% have teachers with senior professional titles.
Centering on electronic information and taking the majors of Communication Engineering and Electronic Information Engineering as its priority, and digital media major as its characteristic, CCBUPT has established the theoretical and practical teaching system and quality-oriented education system, covering 4 disciplines-- engineering, management, literature and art. There are 7 Departments in the college: Department of Communication and Information Engineering, Department of Automation, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Department of Economic and Management, School of Art and Media, Department of Foreign Languages, and Basic Educational Department. The college offers 14 majors, namely, Communication Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Internet of Things, Electronic Information Engineering, Logistics Engineering, Mechanical Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, Marketing, Electronic Business, Financial Management, Digital Media and Art, Digital Media and Technology, Communication and English. The college has five Beijing municipal first-class undergraduate majors. There are about 5,000 full-time students.
CCBUPT has seven college-level experimental teaching centers and 90 labs, in which more than 900 experiment projects have been performed. With 10-year construction and development, Digital Media Experiment Teaching Center, Engineering Education Training Center and Internet Business Management Experiment Center are rated as “Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Beijing Colleges and Universities”. CCBUPT has been among the few independent colleges which have been awarded the three titles of Provincial and Municipal Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center. The five on-campus comprehensive practice training bases --- Comprehensive Practice Training Base of Communication Engineering, Comprehensive Practice Base of Network Engineering, Comprehensive Practice Training Base of Robots, Comprehensive Practice Training Base of Economic Management and Comprehensive Practice Training Base of Digital Media, one Beijing Key Laboratory, one nation-level off-campus practice base, one off-campus Beijing Talent Cultivation Base and one on-campus Beijing High Education Demonstrative Innovation Practice Base satisfy the demand of developing students’ professional abilities.
CCBUPT has signed the agreement of internship and training base with 62 enterprises, such as ZTE Corporation, China Mobile, Crystal Digital Technology and Postal Savings Bank of China, and sent students to enterprises to practice and receive training. Students complete their graduation design with the instruction of enterprise mentors. Teachers are expected to practice in the enterprise during summer holidays, which guarantees a close connection between talent cultivation and professional development. CCBUPT has actively introduced in resources from enterprises to cultivate professional talents in order to meet the new technique talent requirement in the communication field. The college co-founded the Huawei Information and Internet Technology Institute with Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., which has strengthened cooperation in cultivating talents and enterprise-university research.
Based on undergraduate education, the college has developed international cooperation, actively explored the new mode of cultivating talents of “Undergraduate Academic Education + English + Professional Certificate + Overseas Study” and has been among the first batch of Chinese colleges and universities to join the IELTS global recognition system. It is also the first independent college in Beijing to obtain the qualification to accept foreign students. The college has successively signed Inter-school Friendly Colleges and implemented cooperation project with higher institutions in America, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Finland, Japan, Korea, and Malaysia, introducing advanced courses of computer science and technology from Japan, setting up the mutual recognition of credits program of Sino-America Internet of Things, providing academic education and short-term course training, and students’ vocational and socialized training. Currently, more than 400 students have exchanged and studied in the UK, France, America, Japan, Korea, Finland, Germany, Spain, etc. and the college has received 17 batches of overseas students to study here.
In the discipline competition, students and teachers in the college have got remarkable achievement. Up to present, students have taken part in The Mathematical Contest (International) in Modeling, Design and Development Contest of National Software Professional Talents, National College Students' Innovative and Applied Contest on Network Commerce, International Underwater Robot Contest, College Students’ Robot Contest of Five Provinces in the North China and in Beijing, the National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest, Beijing College Students’ Computer Applications Technology Contest, Collegiate Computer Design Contest, Logistics Design Contest of Colleges and Universities in Beijing and other contests, in which 409 students have achieved international awards, 364 students have achieved national prizes and 3,659 students have been granted provincial and ministerial prizes. The number of students, who are awarded, occupies the front rank in the similar institutions. Many teachers have been awarded in the contests, such as Gardener Award of Beijing Non-government Funded Schools, National College English Teaching Competition, Teaching Competition of Ideological and Political Theory Course in Colleges and Universities in Beijing, etc. Animation standard of Mobile Phone (Mobile Terminal) Formulated mainly by the research group in our college has formally become the international technique standard and been rated as “the Important Standard of Chinese Technology and Chinese Standard towards the World in the Cultural Field.” The research team won The Best Animation Technology Award of The Third Animation Government Award of Chinese Culture and Arts.
The average employment rate of graduates for 13 years has reached 97%. More than 4,500 graduates are employed in state-owned enterprises and institutions and nearly 1025 graduates have passed the postgraduate examination. CCBUPT has founded innovative and entrepreneurial education center, developed systematically innovative and entrepreneurial education and established college student technological innovation base, under which there are 13 workshops. Every year, there are many patents, soft books and research papers published. The college invests a special fund to promote the development of innovation and entrepreneurship education, and organizes or participates in more than 30 well-known national and international discipline competitions and innovation and entrepreneurship competitions. The college is rated as “Annual Advanced Collective of National Youth Entrepreneurship Education” and “Cultural Construction Award of Innovative and Entrepreneurial Education Demonstration School of National Private Universities”.
With the construction and development of the college, the college has obtained wide recognition in the society. Its influential power has improved gradually and it has successively achieved the titles, such as “National Advanced Independent College”, “Beijing 5A Class Social Organization”, “Talent Cultivation Advanced Unit of Chinese Animation Game”, “ Winner of Design and Development of Professional Talents of National Software”, “National Independent College with The Most Influential Brand”, “Excellent Organizing College of Beijing College Students Innovative Practice Activity”, “Excellent Organization Unit of Beijing Blood Donation” and “Advanced Unit under Civil-Military Joint Effort”. It has also successfully created the animation creation and talent training center of National New Media Industrial Base, Digital Product R&D Base of Publicity and Education of National Safe Production, Approval and Evaluation Center of National Industrial and Information Talent Cultivation General Service Platform and Professional Committee of Higher Education Cultivation Base of Non-government Education in China, and has been awarded Beijing Safe System Collective Prize for many times.
Since CCBUPT was founded, leaders at all levels have successively inspected the college, instructed the work and given high appraisal on running the college by law, standard management, good teaching quality and multi-mode of talent cultivation and the exploration of developing students’ innovative and practical ability.
CCBUPT has been actively exploring connotative development, implemented engineering education and the cultivation of engineers, enhanced the university-enterprise cooperation and international cooperation and tried best to be more specialized and stronger. With its core competitiveness and service capacity for the regional economy and information field, CCBUPT will lay the solid foundation for building the college into an influential applied college, an engineer college with distinctive characteristics, and a professional digital technology talent training base.