History of BUPT
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications was founded in 1955, originally named as Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (BIPT). Based on the Telecommunication Department, Telephone and Telegraph Communication major and Wireless Communication major from Tianjin University, as well as the Telephone and Telegraph Communication major from Chongqing University, BIPT finally came into being. BIPT, under the administration of former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, is the first higher institute featuring posts and telecommunications.
In 1959 and 1960, Beijing Telecommunications Institute, its affiliated Vocational School, and the Science and Technology University of Posts and Telecommunications were successively merged into Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications. In 1960, BIPT was listed as one of the 64 national key universities.
In1993, approved by the former State Education Commission, BIPT was renamed as Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, which was autographed by Jiang Zemin, the former President and General-Secretary of CPC Central Committee.
In 1998, BUPT was approved by the central government as one of the first 61 universities entering " Project 211".
In 1999, BUPT was authorized to be one of the four universities which can run distance education pilot program in China.
In 2000, BUPT was transferred to be under the administration of Ministry of Education after the national adjustment of colleges and universities.
In 2004, BUPT became one of the 56 universities which have the graduate school.
In 2005, the Ministry of Education and the former Ministry of Information Industry signed an agreement to co-build BUPT.
In 2011, approved by Ministry of Education, BUPT was listed in the “Project 985 Innovation Platform for Outstanding Discipline”.
In 2012, BUPT officially started the construction of new ShaHe campus.
In 2012, the discipline of Information and Communication Engineering of BUPT ranked NO.1 in the assessment of the National Key Discipline.