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The Computer School of Beijing Information Science and Technology University is located on the university’s Jianxiangqiao Campus, which is situated at the Middle Road of the Northern Fourth Circle expressway (BeiSiHuanZhongLu) where the Haidian District and the Chaoyang District meet. It is near the Olympic Park and the High Technology and Science district of Beijing, where there are rich cultural landscaping, numerous institutes of higher education, and a network of transportation routes extending in different directions. The history of computing education at the school traces back to 1978, when the Computer Software Department of the Second Subordinate School of Beijing University (Peking University) was established. Since 2014, all undergraduate majors in Computer School carried out class enrollment reforms, i.e., students are not classified into majors until a year and a half after entering; and the student enrollment in all the majors in Computer School changed into the first class, thus to provide the students with more opportunities to choose appropriate specialized subject.

 

The Computer School offers study in three undergraduate majors - computer science and technology, software engineering, and network engineering. The Major of Computer Science and Technology is one of focal points of the nation’s Ministry of Education and Beijing Municipality for special major development. The Major of Software Engineering is one of the majors selected by Beijing Municipality for special major development. The Major of Network Engineering has entered the Excellent Engineer Program of Education Ministry of China. Moreover, the training base outside school co-established by Computer School and North China Institute of Computing Technology is one of the nation level talent training bases.

 

The Computer School has the authority to award master degrees in two first level disciplines and has a master degree awarding unit for the “Computer Applications” major. Under the first level major "Computer Science and Technology" there are six second level majors – Computer Architecture, Computer Software and Theory, Computer Application Technology, Network Information Retrieval and Content Understanding, Digital Culture Dissemination, and Computational Linguistics. Among these, the Computer Application Technology major is one of the key majors of Beijing Municipality and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Network Information Retrieval and Content Understanding, Digital Culture Dissemination, and Computational Linguistics majors are special majors set by our university.

 

There are about 1440 undergraduate students, among whom there are 270 students in the Major of Computer Science and Technology and 360 students in the software and Major of Network Engineering. The school admits 360 undergraduate students each year. There are about 170 graduate students currently; the school admits about 60 graduate students each year.

 

There are 70 faculty members and staff members in the Computer School, among which there are 65 faculty members. The school has built an academic team formed by an echelon of discipline leaders, research direction leaders, young academic pillars, and master’s students. The school introduces advanced talents, explores discipline potentials, and fully utilizes the advantage of multi-discipline interaction and integrated application and the advantage of close cooperation with industry. The school has built distinctive research directions in frontier fields based on the existing disciplines. The characteristics and advantages of disciplines in our school have formed gradually centered around information retrieval and application, markup languages and multimedia technology, intelligent Chinese language information processing, network security system architecture, software modeling theory and methodology, software testing techniques and methods, etc. The school has educated group after group of excellent graduate and undergraduate students, has obtained numerous research results and has converted many of these results into industrial and commercial usage.

 

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