On behalf of the entire Beijing Information Science & Technology University (BISTU) family, I am pleased to introduce you to BISTU, and to offer my vision for BISTU in the new era.
Approved by the Ministry of Education, BISTU was reborn in 2008 as a comprehensive university based on new educational concepts. It has inherited the traditions of its predecessors: Beijing Institute of Machinery and Beijing Information Technology Institute, dating back to a public junior college in the 1930’s. It has had endeavors and glories written all over the past 80 years’ history. Today, with strong emphases on engineering and management, BISTU takes a coordinated approach to academic development in diverse disciplines ranging from science, engineering, and management to economics, humanities, and law. BISTU is proud of adhering to the university motto: diligence in learning, honor for life. The excellence of its teaching and research contribute greatly to the growth and prosperity of Beijing Municipality. Now BISTU is actively transforming itself from a teaching-oriented university into a teaching and research-oriented university, contributing more to the socio-economic growth and development of Beijing Municipality and the whole society.
I am convinced that the best approach to preparing students for their careers is to inspire them to discover, create, and innovate. Helping students gain real-world knowledge that the society demands is our tradition, and serving students with quality is one of our highest values. We encourage active participation in an education that challenges critical thinking, provides career preparation, instills values, and inspires lifelong learning. BISTU has a highly innovative faculty. With their caring, personal attention to our students, they are creating new knowledge, new capacities, and new ways to teach that will serve our students, the Municipality, and the nation well.
BISTU endeavors to educate a new generation of elites—men and women who will be capable of shaping the future with vision and with concern for all of the human family. I sincerely invite you to join us, as a prospective student, parent, or friend.
Prof. Wang Yongsheng