The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Saunders College of Business and the Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) School of Economics and Management began its strategic international partnership in 2012. Recently celebrating its 120th year, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), is one of the three original Jiaotong universities. In 2015, RIT was BJTU’s first international partner committed to delivering joint degree programs at its new Weihai location, and one of many renowned international partners offering graduate degree and exchange partnership programs at the Beijing campus.
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.
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 peninsula, 5.5 km from the yellow sea. As the inaugural international partner at the Weihai campus, RIT and BJTU offer a joint B.S. degree in Management Information Systems to over 300 students.
BJTU’s Weihai campus is located in the Weihai Nanhai New Area, recently constructed in 2007 as a key marine economic zone of Shandong Peninsula. Students and faculty will find a peaceful campus surrounded by wetlands, pine forests, hiking trails, and 12 km of golden sand beach. Aside from exploring the natural surroundings, visitors enjoy the waterpark, cultural and arts festivals, and delicious Weihai seafood cuisine. A short drive provides options to explore larger nearby cities such as Weihai City, Wendeng District, Rongcheng City, and Rushan City.
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.