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Brief Introduction to Binzhou University
发布时间: 2017-02-24 浏览次数: 187

Binzhou University is a regular comprehensive public university affiliated to Shandong Provincial Government. It is located in a modern city with ecological landscape --- Binzhou City, which is the birthplace of Sun Tzu (the well-known Chinese ancient military strategist in the 6th Century B.C.) near the Coast of Bohai Sea and in the hinterland of rich and beautiful Yellow River Delta.  

Centering on the constructing high-level application-oriented university with aviation characteristics, the Binzhou University carries out Five Strategies, that is, running the university with high quality, strengthening the university with talents, developing the university with own characteristics, invigorating the university with social services and governing the university with harmony so that the prosperous development of various undertakings of the university has been achieved.  

The campus covers an area of 131.3 hectares; the university building construction area is 441,000 square meters; the total value of fixed assets is RMB 1.408 billion Yuan. Binzhou University has established 21 experimental centers or laboratories, including 2 provincial-level experimental teaching model centers, and the total value of the facilities and equipment of teaching and scientific research is RMB 160 million Yuan. There are 1.58 million volumes of paper-books, 1.1 million electronic books, more than 2,000 kinds of paper periodicals in Chinese and foreign languages, 28,332 kinds of electronic periodicals and 118 electronic literature databases in the library. Enrolling students from all over the China, Binzhou University offers full-time education to over 19,000 students and continuing or distance education to over 20,000 students.  

Insisting on running the school with high quality and regarding morality education as fundamental task, Binzhou University actively adjusts and optimizes discipline and specialty structure to meet the requirements of profession and regional economic and social development and preliminarily forms the discipline and specialty system of giving priority to Engineering and harmoniously developing Engineering, Sciences, Economics, Management, Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, and Fine Arts. Binzhou University has carried out Flagship Specialty Construction Planand Applied Specialty Group Training Centers Construction Projectand deepened school-enterprise cooperation and industry-education integration so as to cultivate applied high-grade specialized talents with solid foundation, strong ability, high quality, quick adaptation, sound personality and social responsibility, professional skills, and creative and entrepreneurship ability. Binzhou University has created 54 undergraduate specialties and 27 diploma specialties distributed to 20 colleges or departments, and set up 1 national comprehensive reform experiment undergraduate specialty under Undergraduate Teaching Project, 1 national off-campus practice and education base for university students, 2 provincial-level projects of applied specialty development support plan, 3 Shandong Provincial stage cultivation experiment specialties suited to vocational colleges and undergraduate universities, 2 provincial-level talent cultivation mode innovation experiment sites, 8 provincial-level characteristic specialties and 38 provincial-level fine courses. The passing rate of CET-4 and CET-6 for non-English majors reaches about 90% and 40%; the passing rate of the students who upgrade three-year education to undergraduate education reaches 29.47%; the passing rate of postgraduate examination reaches 43.6%; the initial employment rate of graduates reaches 97.23%. Binzhou University is rated as one of the eight universities that have the top employment competitiveness in Shandong Province. Since 2012, Binzhou University has been successively entitled the Executing Unit of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Training Project for National University Studentsand over 300 projects have been approved, which ranks the top among all the universities in Shandong Province. The students have won 1,166 national projects and awards and 2,997 provincial-level projects and awards in university student discipline competitions and research & training projects, published 867 academic papers and works, and have obtained 159 patents for their inventions. The investigation of MyCOS, a domestic authority, reveals that half year later after their graduation, the studentsnon-unemployment rate is stable and higher than all the undergraduate universities that dont belong to Project 211in China, and the graduatesassessments of the recommendation level and degree of satisfaction of Binzhou University are all higher than all the undergraduate universities that dont belong to Project 211in China. Making great efforts to develop the education for teachers, Binzhou University was approved as The Second Wave of Provincial Teachers Education Base in Shandong Province in 2012. Binzhou University is the postgraduate joint cultivation base approved by Shandong Provincial Education Department and cultivates postgraduates jointly with Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shandong University.  

Binzhou University attaches importance to scientific research and conducts Top Discipline Construction Planand 1355 Scientific and Technological Innovation Projectto continuously strengthen the advantages and characteristics and improve the scientific innovation ability. Binzhou University sets up 2 provincial-level key disciplines, 4 provincial culture and art science key disciplines, 16 university-level scientific research institutes, 1 national-level base for science education, 9 provincial-level key laboratories, research centers or bases, 3 provincial-level bases for social or science education, 3 provincial key university laboratories or bases and 24 municipal-level innovation platforms. Binzhou University has undertaken 52 national-level scientific research projects and 381 provincial-level scientific research projects. Binzhou University has obtained 467 patents for inventions and 1,377 municipal-level or above scientific research awards. More than 5,600 academic papers have been published, 481 of these papers have been included in SCI or EI, and 161 academic works have been published. Journal of Binzhou University is awarded as Famous Journal of National Local Universitiesand Research of Sun Tzuis selected into Famous Column Construction Projectby Ministry of Education of China.   

Jointing with the developing strategies of the Belt and Road, Two Regions and Ringsand Strengthening the Nation with Civil Aviation, Binzhou University actively serves the society and industries, has formulated and conducted Serving Yellow River Delta Development Action Plan(2016-2020)and Serving Civil Aviation Industry Action Plan(2016-2020)and has signed strategic cooperation agreements with Shandong Academy of Social Sciences, Binzhou Municipal Government, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Shandong University of Technology, Qingdao International Airport, Jinan Airport and Dongying Shengli Airport. Binzhou University has set up a series of innovation platforms serving the development of the region and industry, such as Research Institute of Yellow River Delta High Efficiency Eco-economic Zone, signed more than 100 cooperation agreements with local government, enterprises and industries, carried out over 600 cooperative projects, obtained more than RMB 10 million Yuan for service fund, and jointly trained more than 35,000 talents urgently needed by the local regions and industries.  

Binzhou University adheres to the introduction and cultivation of talents and conducts Project 300, Huanghe Elite Project, 1121 Talent Projectand Double-qualified and Dual-talented Teachers Quality Upgrade Projectto enhance the talent team construction. Binzhou University has 919 full-time teachers, including 4 doctoral supervisors, 41 master tutors, 291 professors or associate professors and over 800 teachers with doctor or master degrees. Binzhou University has 1 distinguished professor from National 1000 Plan, 1 expert enjoying special government allowance awarded by the State Council, 1 expert of national social science popularization, 2 distinguished professors from Huanghe Elite Project, 1 middle-aged expert with distinguished contributions in Shandong Province, 4 provincial-level outstanding teaching teams, 7 provincial-level excellent teachers, 6 provincial-level famous teachers and 2 top university experts of Shandong Province. Binzhou University has employed 8 academicians as honorary presidents, consultants or guest professors and employed more than 180 part-time professors and teachers with rich teaching experience.  

Binzhou University adheres to running the school with own characteristics and has created such famous brands as flight technology, Yellow River Delta Ecology, Yellow River Delta Culture , Sun Tzu Culture Research, and so on. Centering on serving the career of Chinese civil aviation, Binzhou University set up the major of Flight Technology and founded Flight College in 2006, which is the first local regular undergraduate university to cultivate pilots in China. At present, Binzhou University has 4 aviation colleges, that is, Flight College, Aviation Engineering College, Airport College and Cabin Attendant College, and 10 aviation specialties, that is, Piloting, Flight Safety, Civil Aviation Maintenance Engineering, Air Traffic Management and Dispatch, Airport Operation and Management, Flight Vehicle Propulsion Engineering, Flight Vehicle Manufacture Engineering and Flight Attendants. Binzhou University cooperates with 12 units to jointly conduct order-oriented cultivation of transport aviation talents in the fields of piloting, flight safety and flight attendants, including Air China Cargo, Shandong Airlines Company Limited, Hainan Airlines Company Limited, etc. More than 1,000 students have graduated and Lv Jichang, the graduate majoring in flight technology and graduating in 2010, has been promoted to aircraft commander in Shandong Airlines. Binzhou University cooperates with 4 aviation companies to jointly cultivate general aviation talents, including Shandong Hairuo General Aviation Company Limited, Shandong Gaoxiang General Aviation Company Limited, etc. By virtue of regional and cultural advantages, Binzhou University has established Shandong Yellow River Delta Eco-environmental Key Laboratory, Shandong Yellow River Delta Cultural Research Base, and Shandong University Research Base for the Art of War and Military Science, so that a series of research achievements have been made in Yellow River Delta Eco-environment, culture and Sun Tzu Culture.  

Binzhou University has continuously deepened international cooperation and exchanges, established friendly cooperative relationships with more than 30 universities or educational institutes in USA, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia, etc., and has successively run 8 Sino-Foreign Cooperative Programs, such as Marketing, Pre-school Education, Software Technology, etc. The international process has been accelerated continuously.  

Binzhou University insists on the principle of human-orientation, runs the school in accordance with law and democracy and continuously strengthen the Party construction and ideological and political education. Binzhou University is committed to the construction of a green, civilized, safe and harmonious campus, and has made prominent achievements. Binzhou University has been successively awarded over 30 provincial-level or above honorary titles, such as National Legal Publicity Education Advanced Unit, National Forestation Model Unit, National College and University Student Apartment Management and Service Advanced Unit, Provincial Civilization Unit, Safe Shandong Construction Advanced Unitand Shandong Provincial University Safe Campus, etc. The reform and development of Binzhou University has been reported several times in such media as China Education Daily, China Economic Herald, CAAC Journal, Dazhong Daily, Higher Education Leadership Reference, Shandong Higher Education, Guangming Website and Dazhong Website. The influence and reputation of Binzhou University has been further promoted.  

At present, Binzhou University is fully implementing the spirits of The 18th National Congress of the CPC and the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th plenary sessions of the 18th CPC Central Committee and deeply learning and carrying out the thoughts of the series of important speeches made by Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the CPC. Binzhou University is actively making the adjustments to the new normal of economic development, grasping the significant opportunity of the development and construction of Yellow and Blue zonesand deep comprehensive reform of higher education, acting in accordance with the development thought of winning the support of Shandong Government, CAAC and aviation companies to strengthen the construction of aviation characteristics and achieve the development through serving the local social and economic developmentand is taking great strides along the road to the construction of high-level application-oriented university with aviation characteristics by means of exploration and innovation with one heart and one mind.