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MUC School of Foreign Studies

School Overview & Development History


The predecessor of the MUC School of Foreign Studies was the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Section of the Central Academy of National Minorities, which was established in 1956. In September 1984, it began to enroll in English majors. In February 1986, the Department of Foreign Languages was established. In 1987, it began to enroll undergraduate students in English. In 1992, it began to enroll undergraduates majoring in Russian. In December 2002, the MUC School of Foreign Studied was established. In 2004, it began to enroll undergraduate students in English majors (translation direction), Japanese and Russian. In the same year, it began to enroll graduate students in linguistics and applied linguistics (translation direction). In 2007, it began to enroll master's and doctoral students in comparative literature and world literature. In 2014, it began to enroll undergraduate students in the translation specialty. In recent years, after continuous construction and development, the school's enrollment scale, faculty structure, discipline construction, and quality of personnel training have undergone earth-shaking changes.


The MUC School of Foreign Studies undertakes the university's foreign language teaching, postgraduate public foreign language teaching, and five basic undergraduate majors and professional courses in English, translation, Japanese, Russian, and Korean. It also undertakes the teaching tasks of English majors in teaching Chinese as a foreign language at the School of French-English and School of Literature and Art. By March 2015, there were 645 undergraduates (including 192 English majors, 202 translation majors, 98 Russian majors, 92 Japanese majors, and 62 Korean majors). There are 82 master students and 10 doctors.



Majors & Programs


The MUC School of Foreign Studies offers coursework to undergraduates in five discipline areas, including coursework related to translation, language teaching, and several Asian as well as Eurasian (including central Asian) languages. The department is facilitated by several key offices, including the Postgraduate Teaching Office, Public Foreign Language Teaching Office, Professional Teaching Office, Student Affairs Office, and the MUC School of Foreign Languages College Office.




Undergraduate Programs (4-Year Programs)


  • English

  • English Translation

  • Russian-Central Asian Languages

  • Japanese

  • English Teaching Department


Professional Master's Programs (2-Year Programs)


  • Public Foreign Language Graduate Teaching Department


    School Focus, Beliefs & Development Objectives


    In recent years, the MUC School of Foreign Studies has continuously strengthened teaching management, highlighting the main position of students in teaching activities, cultivating students' ability to learn and think independently, focusing on innovation and practice, and combining classroom teaching with extracurricular activities and the overall quality of students. All related levels have been steadily improved and won awards in various foreign language competitions in Beijing and around the whole country. The master-degree enrollment rate, as well as the employment rate, have also been greatly improved year by year.        



    Our Talent


    The MUC School of Foreign Studies currently has 106 staff members, including 95 full-time foreign language teachers. Among the faculty and staff of our school, there are 44 doctors or people that are pursuing doctoral degrees, 44 with master's degrees, 20 professors, 25 associate professors, 50 lecturers; one assistant professor; two doctoral supervisors, and 22 master-degree level supervisors.

    At present, among the faculty members of the MUC School of Foreign Studies, there is one expert who enjoys the special government allowance of the State Council; one national model teacher; one national candidate of the "100 million talents project" for the new century; one outstanding teacher in Beijing award, two young backbone of Beijing universities teachers, two young teachers who get "Henry Folk Ying Tung Education Foundation"; two outstanding teachers awards of Baogang Education Fund, three teachers have won "Top Ten Teachings" at the school level; two have won first prizes of the English group for basic education related to young teachers in Beijing universities.


    Full-Time Staff: 106

    Instructors: 95

    Professors: 20

    Staff with Masters and Doctoral Degrees: 88


    Academic Exchanges and Cooperation at Home and Abroad


    The school has extensive cooperation with many well-known universities in the United States, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and other countries in aspects of teaching and research. The school is very active to send students abroad and just for example in 2014, the School of Foreign Languages selected 65 undergraduates to attend SUNY Old Westbury, Jackson State University, Technological University Dublin, First Nations University of Canada, Université Lyon 3, Hong Kong Baptist University, St. Petersburg University, Xakassia University, National University of Belarus, National University of Uzbekistan, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, National University of Turkmenistan, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Niigata University, Chiba University, Osaka University of Economics, Hanllym University, Kyung Hee University Studying at foreign universities such as Konkuk University, Sookmyung University, Ewha Women's University, and Sangmyung University.


    Examples of Internationally Active Scholars



    Coming soon.



    School Slogan


    "Innovating teaching methods, strengthening school management, and cultivating students' learning ability."




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