|Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), whose
history can be traced back to 1941, is a key university affiliated
to the Ministry of Education (MOE). BFSU offers the largest number
of language learning programs and other interdisciplinary studies
in China. BFSU has been China's s principal base offering excellent
training in foreign relations, foreign trade, foreign culture and
foreign language learning and teaching.
The university is one of the first nationally accredited institutions
offering Masters and Doctoral degree programs. In her history
of over sixty years, the university has turned out tens of thousands
of graduates with high levels of proficiency in foreign languages,
foreign relations or related areas. The university has won the
name of cradle for diplomats in China thanks to her outstanding
graduates serving wherever a five-starred red flag is flying.
In July 2000, BFSU was authorized as an experimental university
of modern distance education by the MOE. In December 2000, the
Institute of Online Education, BFSU, was formally established
and professor Chen Nai-fang, President of the university, was
appointed Dean of the Institute.
Thanks to the amazing fusion of the universitys strong educational
resources and contemporary network technology, the Institute
of Online Education has established a set of modernized, open
and multi-layer teaching and administration patterns. Adhering
to their fundamental beliefs, the professors managing the Institute,
have developed a wide variety of teaching resources at the university,
and integrated professional research with foreign language education
for all to meet the growing needs of social education and achieve
the final goal of high quality lifelong education.
The Institute has established a close partnership with Beijing
Pacific Century Info-Tech Co., Ltd. (BPC),an advanced national
corporation devoted to the development of our online education
platform. BPC ensures the Institute's prosperity with her general
technical and financial support.
Traditional ideas for time, space, resource accumulation and
capture have been experiencing amazing changes with the fast
growth of contemporary network technology. After China's entry
into the WTO, the growing need for multi-disciplinary English
majors will provide unprecedented opportunities and challenges
to English teaching and online education. Facing the century's
greatest opportunities, the Institute is committed to be China's
largest online foreign language university offering the best
possible education by virtue of our continuous and vigorous endeavors.