Yanching Institute of Technology, located in Yanjiao National Hi-tech Development Zone ---- the core area of the Capital Economic Circle, 38 km to the east of Tian'anmen Square, has been approved by Ministry of Education as a degree awarding powered university and granted with national enrollment quota.
Its incarnation, North College of Beijing University of Chemical Technology, inherited and enhanced the experiences and traditions of its host university and became an excellent and outstanding independent college in eight years, with more than 20,000 students on campus.The college has attached great importance to the quality and specialty of its discipline development in order to foster talents with applicable competencies and innovative thoughts.
The college has set up a basic course teaching department and eight schools----School of Chemical and Material Engineering, School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering,School of Information Science and Technology, School of Accounting, School of Administration, School of Literal Arts, School of International Business and School of Fine Arts, with a total of 39 undergraduate specialties.
The college possesses a well-organized team of faculty, consisting of famous experts and professors. It has so far established 11 experiment and training centers together with 115 laboratories at advanced level.
The college library has a collection of 1.65 million volumes as well as an online library and a full coverage digital campus network. The college also highlights scientific research in its daily work.
In the past five years, it has undertaken and completed 91 scientific research programs at various levels and publicized 407 academic papers. It has compiled and printed 89 textbooks,four of which have been patented.
The college vigorously carries out internationalization and localization strategies and has established friendly and cooperative relationships with many universities from Asia, Europe and North America. Dozens of students have been granted full scholarships for postgraduate studies abroad. At the same time, the college has introduced advanced international concepts into its operations and achieved satisfactory results.
The college combines overall fostering with individual development of the students. Therefore, it organizes plenty of out of class activities, such as cultural shows, sports, scientific and technical competitions, various festivals, moral education, etc. to enrich students¡¯ spare time, cheer up their spirits and build up their confidence. Because of these activities, over 2100 students have been awarded national scholarships, and our participants have won prizes in 220 national, ministerial and provincial contests.
Based on the traditional strengths of the host university and taking the advantage of experiences and lessons of other colleges, the college has adapted a modern operational model with remarkable and special characteristics in cultivating talents, which has brought fairly good results. The one-time pass rate of CET4 has been above 50% for four consecutive years; the employment rate is above 90%; and postgraduate qualifier rate is more than 10%, well above the similar colleges.
The college places a very high value on students¡¯ practical ability training and has conducted reforms and renovations tofoster talents with applicable skills. While ensuring the fundamentality, systematicity and theoretic integrity of undergraduate education, the college strengthens practical training and quality education, collaborating with relevant enterprises to tailor the graduates to their future jobs.
Remarkable achievements have won the college wide social acclaim and recognition. In the Annual China Higher Education Appraisal Activity, the college has been on the top list of national independent colleges for five consecutive years in a row and got the fame of National Independent Colleges with Most Brand Value. In 2012, it was chosen by ChinaNet to be the Independent College with Most Satisfaction among Students£¬which reflects the total appreciation from the public of its achievements.