Founded in 1958 and formerly known as Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) is a national key university directly affiliated to Ministry of Education of China, one of the Project 211 universities and 985 Project Innovation Platforms. BUCT shoulders the mission of innovative talent education, scientific research, and high-tech development.
After 60 years of continuous efforts, BUCT has developed into a multi-disciplinary institute with a solid foundation in science and engineering, along with other distinctive disciplines such as business management, economics, law, literature, philosophy, education, medical science and etc. It has formed a complete talent development system from the undergraduate level, the postgraduate level up to the postdoctoral level. In the ESI rankings, chemistry and material science have entered the top 1‰, the disciplines of material science, engineering, biology and biochemistry top 1%. The primary discipline of chemical engineering and technology is the 3rd place in China. The BUCT “Green Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials” discipline group was listed as a First-Class Discipline in the Double First-Class Project in 2017.
BUCT has 14 colleges/schools, 15,340 full-time undergraduate students, 7,643 full-time postgraduate students (including 953 PhD students), 3034 students of continuing education, and 341 fulltime international students. It has more than 2,600 faculty members and staff, including around 780 full professors and associate professors out of the 1,200 full-time faculty members. BUCT is also the host university of eight academicians from the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, five international academicians, and about 60 distinguished professors.