About Beijing Language and Culture University
Beijing Language and Culture University was established in 1962. In June 1964, it was designated as Beijing Language Institute. In June 1996, it was renamed as Beijing Language and Culture University, and simplified as Beijing Language University in 2002. BLCU, known as Little United Nations, is the only university of its kind in China that promotes Chinese all over the world and offers Chinese language and culture courses to foreign students as well as a multidisciplinary university featured in language teaching and research. Since its foundation in 1962, BLCU has been an important academic base for language and culture research and the cradle for international talents in China.
Since its founding, the university has trained some 120,000 foreign students who are proficient in the Chinese language and familiar with the Chinese culture from 176 countries and regions. In the area of the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language and the promotion of Chinese culture, Beijing Language and Culture University has the longest history, the largest size and the most well-qualified academic faculty. Among its more than 700 teachers, about 300 are professors/research fellows or associate professors/associate research fellows. BLCU has also engaged quite a few guest professors who are well known both at home and abroad. In addition, about 80 foreign experts and specialists have held teaching post in BLCU. All of these make the university a major base for TCFL and related research in the country. Since 90s, academic programs of BLCU have been widened further. Disciplines are composed of five categories: literature, economics, law, engineering and management. Besides a Post-doctoral Research Center, there are 15 Ph. D programs, 28 masters’ degree programs and 23 bachelors’ degree programs now. So far, a new disciplinary system has been set up, which is rational in structure and substantial in content.
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