The University of International Relations(UIR),one of the key university under Ministry of Education in china,is well known for its research and teching in the fields of international relations,international affairs and international issues.Located in beijing Zhongguancun development zone for new and high technology industries,the university covers an area of 13.2 hectares,with the world-famous imperial garden the Summer Palace adjacent to it in the west,Fragrant Hill in sight further west and Yuanming Yuan(the Round Bright Garden)nearby in the east,and there are many renowned universitied on its periphery. The cultural remains of ancient tradition and the modernization in progress complement the best of each other.The ideal location and academic environment are favourable to the development of the university. Established in 1949, UIR has since benefited from instructions of the leaders of the Chinese Gov. . Though half a century’s effects,the university has developed from a school for training professionals in international; affairs to a famous multidisciplinary university which boasts a variety of disciplines such as foreign languages, science of law, management science, information tech. and communication engineering, with international relations as the predominant discipline. It has produced large number of excellent graduates who are qualified to deal with international affairs for government institutions in China. At present, the university has Bachelor’s degree programs in English, Japanese, French, international politics, international economy, science of law, mass media, information engineering, and information applications, and the Master’s degree programs in English, French, relations and international economy. The UIR and China Institutions of Continuing Educational Relations jointly offer a program leading to Ph. D degree in the field international relations. The Continuing Education center of UIR offers degree of education and non-degree training programs, as well as education and further educational reforms in China, the university will maintain its characteristics, develop its advantages, enlarge its enrolments to prepare excellent graduates for international affairs with quality of teaching as the foundation and all-round development of students as the goal.
The university has admirable facilities and excellent faculty who are enthusiastic for education and well learned with magnificent achievements in teaching and research, and who enjoy high prestige in the fields of international relations, international laws, foreign languages, and public relations. The university puts the great emfersis on academic development of the teachers and encourages international academic exchanges by sponsoring them to go abroad as visiting schools or participate in international academic symposia. Foreign professors and experts are invited every year to the university to teach courses or give lectures.