With the surging demand for foreign language skills, the number of foreign language universities is increasing rapidly in China. Some universities feature large campuses, some have many well-known professors and scholars and others offer modern facilities. Which universities are the best ones?
Beijing International Studies University 北京第二外国语学院
Beijing International Studies University
Beijing International Studies University (BISU), the former Beijing Second Foreign Languages Institute, was founded in 1964. Over the past decades, the university has developed into a multi-disciplinary educational establishment that offers courses in foreign languages, tourism, literature, management, economics, law and philosophy, with the studies of foreign languages as its dominant disciplines. The university offers 26 undergraduate majors and four master programs. The university enjoys a rational and well-structured composition of teaching faculty and technical support staff in terms of age, academic degrees, areas of specialization and academic titles. Of the 800-plus teachers and support staff members, over 200 are professors or associate professors. Most of teachers have studied abroad. The university also employs more than 60 foreign teachers and 120 part-time guest professors every year. The number of registered students nearly reaches 10,000, including undergraduates, postgraduates, international students and students of continued education.