Beijing Institute of Technology, is a co-educational public university, located in Beijing, China, established in 1940, Yan’an. It is a major research university under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
BIT is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University. As a member of Project 985 and Project 211, it has been given priority sponsor from the Chinese government, the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, the Ministry of Education (MOST) and the Beijing metropolitan Government.
BIT has 16 national key disciplines, 25 ministry-level key disciplines. BIT offers bachelor’s degrees in 60 majors, Master’s degrees in 144 majors, and Doctorate degrees in 62 majors. It also has 17 post-doctorate stations.
Established in 1940, the BIT library now consists of one main library and four branch libraries. Nine new branch libraries are in construction or planning.
The renovation of the main library was completed in 2006. The state-of-the-art building has an area of 25,509 square meters and is covered by wireless network. It now has a total collection of more than 3 million items, including 1.13 million electronic items. All undergraduate and postgraduate students at BIT are guaranteed university accommodation. Allocation is normally on the basis of students’ major, year and class etc. First and second year undergraduate students are based at Liangxiang campus. Higher year undergraduate students and postgraduate students are based at Zhongguancun campus. Both campuses also provide staff accommodation.