China Foreign Affairs University

China Foreign Affairs University


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Introduction to China Foreign Affairs University

China Foreign Affairs University (外交学院, website) is the only university directly affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is a small-scale, high-level, and distinctively cultivating first-class diplomatic and foreign affairs talent with the purpose of serving China’s diplomacy. At the initiative of Premier Zhou Enlai, it was established in 1955 with the approval of the Party Central Committee and Chairman Mao. Premier Zhou wrote the school name for the college. Marshal Chen Yi, then Vice Premier of the State Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs, served as the first dean of the College.

Since its establishment, our academy has been cordially cared by national leaders. Premier Zhou Enlai, Deputy Prime Minister Chen Yi, Vice Premier Qian Qichen, State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan, State Councilor Dai Bingguo, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and successive Foreign Ministers have visited the college for inspection and guidance. On the fortieth and fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the college, party and national leaders such as President Jiang Zemin, Premier Li Peng, Vice Premier Li Lanqing, and Vice Premier Qian Qichen had written inscriptions and sent congratulatory letters to the college, and had high expectations for the college. In September 2012, Comrade Wen Jiabao, then Prime Minister of the State Council, wrote the “cradle of Chinese diplomats” for the college.

China Foreign Affairs University conscientiously implements the party’s education policy, and adopts the sixteen-character policy of “Standing Position, Mastering Policies, Familiar with Business, and Strict Discipline” proposed by Premier Zhou Enlai to diplomats. The spirit of the inscription of “seeing the world, facing the future, cultivating talents” and Comrade Qian Qichen’s “school-oriented, world-oriented, society-oriented, and reality-oriented” policy of our college, with the training of high-level diplomatic and foreign affairs personnel as the goal . Continuously increase the intensity of teaching reform, reform the school running model and school running system, broaden the professional direction, implement the credit system, major and auxiliary system and dual degree system, adjust curriculum settings, update teaching content, teaching quality and teaching level, and students’ comprehensive quality continue to improve.

China Foreign Affairs University is committed to cultivating excellent diplomatic and foreign affairs talents who “love the motherland, know the world, are professional, foreign language proficient, high-quality, and complex.” The college advocates a study style that combines theory with practice, seeks truth from facts, and is rigorous and rigorous. In terms of ideological and political morality, we attach great importance to self-cultivation and education, and especially pay attention to patriotism, collectivism, socialism, and awareness of national conditions, and organize disciplinary education. In teaching, it attaches importance to both the teaching of basic theoretical courses and the training of basic skills and abilities. It also attaches importance to the improvement of foreign language skills and the grasp of basic knowledge such as diplomatic business and economics and law. It also cultivates politics and business, Chinese and foreign languages, A combination of theory and practice.

In order to meet the needs of various talents in China’s reform and opening up, foreign affairs, and foreign-related work, China Foreign Affairs University recruits doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students. Our school has established 9 major teaching units, including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs Management, the Department of English, the Department of Foreign Languages, the Department of International Law, the School of International Economics, the Department of Basic Education, the Graduate School, the Institute of International Relations, the Institute of International Education, and the Asian Institute, Zhou Enlai has more than 30 research centers, including the Diplomatic Research Center and the International Law Institute.

China Foreign Affairs University is the first university in the country to establish a diploma major in undergraduate studies, and it is also the first batch of national masters and doctoral degree awarding units in international relations and diplomacy. Now it has two national-level key disciplines in international relations and diplomacy. English language and literature are national-level specialties, and political science (first-level discipline) is a high-level discipline in Beijing. 1 post-doctoral mobile station, 1 doctoral degree for first-level disciplines, 3 master’s degree for first-level disciplines, 3 doctoral degrees for second-level disciplines, 13 master’s degree points for secondary disciplines, and 4 professional degree granting rights, 10 undergraduate majors . Two national first-level societies-China Society for International Relations and China Society of International Law, and Beijing’s “Research Center for Foreign Exchange and Foreign Affairs Management” are located in our institute.

China Foreign Affairs University’s inter-university exchanges with foreign institutions are expanding. Currently, it has established friendly relations with 102 universities or institutions in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, etc., and sends some outstanding undergraduates and graduate students to the United States and Russia every year. , Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries. In addition, in January 2013, our school signed an agreement with the University of French Polynesia to cooperate to establish the Confucius Institute.

For more than 60 years since its establishment, China Foreign Affairs University has trained more than 20,000 outstanding graduates for the country in line with the principle of serving China’s foreign affairs and the front line of diplomacy. Made important contributions. Wherever the five-star red flag rises in the world, there are graduates of our college.

With the continuous enhancement of China’s overall national strength, the country’s need for outstanding diplomatic talents is increasing day by day. The campus scale and teaching conditions on Exhibition Road, Xicheng District, Beijing, are far from meeting the needs. With the care of the Party Central Committee, the State Council, and the Party Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the construction of the Shahe Campus of the Foreign Affairs College was completed and put into use in September 2012. The new campus classrooms are spacious and bright, complete with modern facilities, and the campus environment is pleasing to the eye, which reflects the characteristics of the School of Foreign Affairs’ opening, tolerance, rationality, and humanistic care.

On September 10, 2012, Comrade Wen Jiabao, then Prime Minister of the State Council, came to the new campus, attended the unveiling ceremony of the bronze statues of Premier Zhou Enlai and Marshal Chen Yi, and made an important speech, putting forward expectations to the college: “The Foreign Affairs College must have first-class teachers, first-class disciplines, The first-class concept will send first-class talents to the motherland’s diplomacy. ”

On January 3, 2014, the signing ceremony of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education for the establishment of the Diplomatic Academy was held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. According to the “Agreement on the Joint Establishment of the Diplomatic Academy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education”, the two ministries established a coordination mechanism to increase support for the college in terms of policy support, funding guarantee, discipline construction, scientific research, talent training, cadre training, and teacher building. Strength.

On September 21, 2017, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance, and the National Development and Reform Commission announced the “Notice on announcing the list of world-class universities, first-class disciplines, and universities and construction disciplines”. The School of Foreign Affairs successfully ranked among the first batch of 95 world-class disciplines in the country. College ranks!

China Foreign Affairs University actively explores and innovates, explores new ways to cultivate talents of foreign affairs in a comprehensive manner, comprehensively enhances the level of discipline construction, deepens teaching reform, and improves teaching quality. The staff and students of the whole school work together to become “the incubator of the Chinese diplomatic talent team in the new era, the vanguard of China’s diplomatic theoretical research and innovation in the new era, and the new force of foreign exchange and cooperation in the new era”, and will deliver first-class talents to the diplomacy of the motherland.


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