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At-A-Glance

Overview

Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) grew out of the Beijing Railway Management Institute. The University was China's first institution for education in railway management and telecommunication technologies. Until now it has remained closely connected with the nation's railway industry with faculty and staff contributing greatly to the expansion of China's railways. In over 100 years, BJTU has achieved distinction in a range of academic programs and is known for developing their student’s sense of innovation.

RIT and BJTU's relationship was born from BJTU's School of Economics and Management and RIT's Saunders College of Business developing opportunities for faculty and student exchange.

The Campus

BJTU's main campus is located in Beijing with two campuses in the Haidian District, covering almost 667 square meters. The main campus provides facilities for 14 academic schools with almost 3,000 faculty and staff. It also includes two libraries with spaces for individual and group studying and approximately 300 computers. Classroom facilities hold anywhere from 30 to 200 students and include smart-classroom technology. There is also a stadium as well as student life facilities. In 2015, BJTU opened a new campus in Weihai, China, on the east end of the Shandong Province. RIT currently enrolls over 100 students in the B.S. in Management Information Systems at this new and exciting location.

About Beijing

Beijing, the capital of China, has a history that extends back 3 millennia. Today as back then, Beijing functions as the country's political, cultural, and international communication center. Today the city is known for its modern architecture, shopping, business centers, and night life as much as its ancient sites.

Beijing is famous for many landmarks, among them the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, all catalogued as World Heritage sights. Since the 2008 Olympic Games, the Olympic Park has become yet another major landmark and tourist attraction for the city.

Visit Beijing and experience a unique place where ancient Chinese culture and a truly 21st century city exist side by side.