Brief Introduction

Publishing time:2018-05-14    Viewer:

North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) is a national key university of “Project 211” and “Project 985”, directly under the leadership of Ministry of Education. Its headquarters locates in Beijing with a campus in Baoding. The two campuses carry out integrated management. NCEPU now has about 3,000 faculty members and over 20,000 full-time undergraduate students and near 10,000 post-graduate students. It covers an area of over 1,600 acres with floorage over 1 million square meters.


NCEPU was founded in 1958 in Beijing, formerly known as Beijing Electric Power College, and was affiliated to the national power department. In 2003, it was transferred to the Ministry of Education for management, and was jointly administrated by the Ministry of Education and the university Council. The Council was founded by State Grid Corporation of China and other six national key power companies. Now its   members has grown to nine including the China Electricity Council.


Over the past century, NCEPU has undertaken the historic mission of cultivating highly competent talents for the country's energy and power industry and promoting scientific and technological progress in this field. Upon the entry of the new century, NCEPU has upheld the principle of “establishing the university by disciplinary construction, strengthening the university by talents cultivation, thriving the university by scientific research, and developing the university with distinctive characteristics”. Besides, it has seized development opportunities and achieved great progress.


NCEPU has 11 schools, including School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Energy Power and Mechanical Engineering, School of Control and Computer Engineering, School of Economics and Management, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Renewable Energy, School of Nuclear Science and Engineering, School of Mathematics and Physics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Foreign Languages, and School of Marxism, totally 59 undergraduate majors. The university has one key discipline of the national “Double World-classes” construction (Energy and Power Science and Engineering), two national key disciplines (Power System and Automation, and Thermal Power Engineering), 25 provincial key disciplines; in the fourth round of discipline assessment, Electrical Engineering and Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics were ranked in A and A- files respectively; two disciplines Engineering and Environment/Ecology entered the top 1% of the ESI around the world. The university has five centers for post-doctoral studies, 7 fist-level disciplines authorized to offer Ph.D. Degree, and 23 first-level disciplines authorized to offer Master Degree. Besides, the university has nine Master Degree Authorization Categories including Master of Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration. All of these formed a complete system to train undergraduates, masters, and doctors.


The university possesses well-structured, high-quality teaching staff. Currently, there are 1,806 full-time teachers, including two academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, five dual-employed academicians, six professors of the national 1,000 Talents Plan, two experts of the 1,000 Young Overseas High-level Talents Introduction Plan, six experts of National Plan for the Special Support of High-level Talent, five Chief Scientists of Project 973, one national-level famous teacher, two national model teachers, nine winners of the National Science Found for Distinguished Young Scholars, three Chang Jiang Scholars, eight experts of the National Talents Project, three experts with Outstanding Contributions, seven experts of the "100 talents plan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences",38 winners of the New Century Excellent Talents Program of MOE, and four teams listed in Chang Jiang Scholars and Innovation Team Development Program, etc.


NCEPU has always taken talents development as its key task, so it has formed the special talents development model featuring “to focus on solid foundation, emphasize on practice, promote abilities and pursue innovation”, which makes NCEPU become one of the first universities to implement the Excellent Engineer Development Plan. There are seven national excellent open courses, two teams of state-level teaching staff, 11 state-level characteristic disciplines, four disciplines related to national strategic emerging industries, three national experimental teaching demonstration centers, three national engineering practice education centers, three national virtual simulation experimental teaching center, and one state-level talent-training model innovation experimental plot.


The university has actively taken part in the construction of national innovation system, and has achieved great progress in the fields such as new energy power generation, ultra-high voltage, smart grid, efficient clean coal-fired generation technology, and nuclear power technology, etc. It has constructed three national scientific innovation platforms, one state-level international science and technology cooperation base, six discipline innovation bases for higher education, and 28 provincial scientific innovation platforms and research bases. NECPU has been selected as a national innovation talents training demonstration base. Since the Tenth Five-year Plan, the university has assumed more than 3,300 vertical projects from national key research and development plans, National Science and Technology Major Project, Project 973, Project 863, National Science Support Plan, and National Natural Science Foundation of China, and won 364 national and provincial Science Progress Awards. The scientific research funds have been surged in the new century, and NCEPU takes the top spot in the universities directly under the MOE on the statistics of the three important international search of science and technology paper.


Relying on the university council, NCEPU has constantly deepened the university-industry-research cooperation and reached strategic cooperation relations with about 80 large domestic and overseas energy and power enterprises to jointly undertake important researches and development projects to accelerate exploitation and industrialization of scientific and technological achievements. It has successively obtained two titles of Special Contribution Unit of Demonstration Project for Ultra-high Voltage Alternating and Direct Current Experiment of State Grid Corporation of China. NCEPU has constructed the multifaceted university-industry-research cooperation platform, and finally it signed framework cooperation agreement with more than 20 local governments to deepen cooperation on strategic emerging industries and achieved great progress on promoting local economic development. NCEPU is an active participator in the promotion of interscholastic cooperation, and as the major sponsor it has participated in establishing the Beijing High-Tech Universities Alliance for complementary advantages and resource sharing and encourage cooperative innovation among universities.


The university has been engaged in the internationalized education, and developed substantive communication and cooperation with about 140 internationally well-known universities and research institutes. Meanwhile, it has established the credit transfer and recognition system with partner universities and set up programs of regular students exchange, scientific research cooperation and experts reciprocal visits. NCEPU has actively implemented the Belt and Road Initiative, undertaken national diplomatic missions and national foreign aid training programs. The university has built China-Europe renewable energy innovation center with Hessen, Germany - China Promotion Center; it has built China-Mongolia renewable energy innovation center with Mongolia. As the leading university of China in the direction of energy science at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization University, NECPU has established think-tank in energy sector for SCO University. The University has built Confucius Institute at Western Kentucky University which is the largest Confucius Institute in north America. NCEPU has held multiple modes of international education projects, received foreign students from overseas universities and conducted “2+2” joint training program. Its international educational level has constantly increased.


As the leading university in the field of electricity power, at a new historical juncture, NCEPU undertakes the honor and dream of the era new energy and power and actively fulfills the historical task to cultivate top-level innovative talents, create high-level scientific research achievements, and provide first-class service for the country and society. Moreover, it should strive to make NCEPU a top research-oriented university with distinctive characteristics.


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