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School Overview & Development History 

The MUC School of Science was established in July 2007. Its predecessor was the Department of Mathematics and Physics of Minzu University of China, which was established in June 1978. Through nearly 30 years of development, the major of the Faculty of Science has been engaged in work related to the research, design, application, development and manufacturing of information and computing science, statistics, applied physics, optoelectronic information science and engineering, new materials and other fields and serves as an integrated base for senior talents.



The MUC School of Science currently has 6 undergraduate majors, namely Information and Computing Science, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Applied Physics, Optoelectronic Information Science and Engineering, Nanomaterials and Technology. There are 2 first-level master's degree programs in mathematics and statistics, and one in biology. There is a master's degree in physics and three master's degrees in optical engineering, subject teaching (mathematics), and subject teaching (physics). The school has two public teaching departments: The Department of Information and Computing Science, Department of Statistics, Department of Applied Physics, Department of Optoelectronic Information Science and Engineering, Department of Advanced Mathematics, and University Physics Experiment Center. The research institute has an international joint photonics technology research and development center, a Chinese minority data center, a research center for the development and utilization of natural resources in ethnic areas, and a mathematics education institute.



Majors & Programs


The MUC School of Science offers a variety of science-related training coursework to students, including applied sciences, engineering and other state of the art curriculum stated as follows.


Undergraduate Programs (4-Year Programs)

- Information and Computing Science

- Statistics

- Applied Physics

- Applied Statistics

- Optoelectronic Information Science and Engineering

- Nanomaterials and Technology


Professional Master's Programs (2-Year Programs)

- Optical Engineering

- Subject Teaching (Mathematics)

- Subject Teaching (Physics)


Academic Master's Programs (3-Year Programs)

- Mathematics

- Statistics

- Biology

- Physics


School Focus, Beliefs & Development Objectives


The MUC School of Science insists that ethnic minority areas and ethnic minorities themselves should work proactively to cultivate high-quality rational workers with innovative spirits and innovative abilities and strive to reform the teaching content, innovate the curriculum system and teaching methods, and pay attention to students' professional knowledge, practical abilities as well as scientific and cultural qualities, etc. Comprehensive and coordinated development of all aspects is needed. From 1978 to 2014, the school has trained more than 5,000 graduates originating from ethnic areas across the country, thereby having a student base covering the entire country and more than 40 ethnic groups. In recent years, the proportion of undergraduate students in the MUC School of Science who have completed postgraduate studies is close to 40%. More than half of the employed students are residing in the Beijing area.


Our Talent


The MUC School of Science has a high-quality faculty with a strong sense of ethics and dedication, rich teaching experience, and strong research capabilities. It has a total of 74 faculty members and 64 professional teachers, including senior-level instructors. There are 42 titles, 40 master's advisors, 51 doctoral degree holders, and 10 faculty that studies overseas. The MUC School of Science has formed five innovative research teams: “Study on Ethnic Minorities,” “Research on Science Compulsory Education in Ethnic Areas,” “Difference Equations,” “Photoelectric Devices and System Integration,” and “Natural Resources Development and Utilization in Ethnic Areas.” To support the school's development, it has more than 4,000 square meters of specialized laboratories full of equipment, with a total value of more than 40 million yuan. The experimental teachers with excellent experimental skills have laid a solid foundation for cultivating students' practical abilities and innovation capacity. At present, the school has undertaken more than 40 longitudinal research projects such as “973”, National Natural Science Foundation, National Social Science Fund, Ministry of Education, Personnel Department, and National Civil Affairs Commission, and published nearly 100 academic papers each year.


Full-Time Staff: 74

Professors: 42

Staff with Masters and Doctoral Degrees: 51


Examples of Internationally Active Scholars



He Xiaoming(贺小明), Yao Ethnicity


Applied MathematicsMajor




He graduated from the Department of Applied Mathematics of Hunan University in 1999 with a master's degree. Thereafter, he graduated from Beijing University of Science and Technology in 2002 with a doctor's degree studying under Professor Ge Weigao. Between 2002 to 2004, he worked as a postdoctoral supervisor at the Institute of Applied Mathematics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2004, he started to work at the MUC School of Mathematics and Computer Science. During this period, he worked as an in-service postdoctoral researcher at the Tsinghua University School of Mathematics between 2006 to 2008, studying under Professor Zou Wenming. He teaches a variety of courses and has published two textbooks.



1. Nonlinear functional analysis and application

2. Theory and application of differential equations.


Courses Taught:

Functional Analysis, Real Variable Functions, Mathematical Analysis, Complex Variable Functions, Mathematical Physics Equations, Ordinary Differential Equations, Mathematical Culture and other courses for undergraduates; Topology, Second-order Elliptic Equation, Nonlinear Functional Analysis and other courses for postgraduates.


1. He Xiaoming, Zhao Zhihong, Zhang Xuemei, Equations of Mathematical Physics, MUC Press, 2011.


2. He Xiaoming, Peng Mingshu, Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamic Systems, Beijing University of Technology Press, 2010.


Scientific Research Work:

He published more than 50 scientific research papers and 1 monograph, including 2 highly cited ESI papers.



Xu Ciwen(徐赐文), Han Ethnicity






Xu Ciwen was born in Tongshan County, Hubei Province, in June 1963. He studied in the Mathematics Department of Central China Normal University between September 1980 to July 1984 and served as a member of the Committee of Study and Life. From September 1990 to June 1996, he studied in the Department of Mathematics at Wuhan University, majoring in probability and statistics. From July 1996 to June 1998, he worked in the Department of Information Research at the Information Engineering University of the People's Liberation Army as a postdoctoral researcher in cryptography. Between 2006 and 2007, he was selected by the National Fund committee to study abroad, and during that time, he studied abroad at Coventry University for one year. Now mainly engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. In July 2000, he joined China Democratic League. He once served as a member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the NLD and Deputy Director of the Higher Education Committee of the Municipal Committee of NLD (2002-2016). Moreover, he has served as the chairman of the Minzu University branch of the NLD (2005-2016). In the past, he served as the Deputy Director of the Academic Affairs Office of the MUC between 2000 and 2004. He was the Dean of the MUC School of Mathematics and Computer Science between 2004 and 2006. At present, he is a Professor at the MUC School of Science.


Contact Information




Scientific Research


Since the graduation of undergraduate, especially postdoctoral, he has been engaged in financial statistics, random process, random fractal, random password and other scientific research. It has undertaken nearly 20 scientific research projects at all levels and published more than 70 academic papers in various important academic journals. There are 2 teaching materials and 1 coauthor.



Chen Genxiang(陈根祥), Han Ethnicity


Photoelectricity and NanometerMajor




He graduated from the Department of Physics at Shanxi University in July 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In April 1993, he graduated from the Northern Jiaotong University with a master's degree in electromagnetic fields and microwave technology. In April 1997, he graduated from the communication and electronic system major of Northern Jiaotong University and obtained a doctor's degree in engineering. From August 1985 to August 1990, he taught in the Department of physics, Xinzhou Institute of education, Shanxi Province. From July 1997 to December 1999, he successively served as lecturer and associate professor of the Institute of lightwave technology of Northern Jiaotong University. From 2000 to 2003, he successively served as a postdoctoral Engineer in the Department of electrical and computer engineering, McMaster University, Canada, and a senior research engineer at the Apollo Photon Technology Company in Canada. From 2003 to 2012, he successively served as a special Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of the School of Electronic Information Engineering at Beijing Jiaotong University. Since January 2013, he has been a professor at MUC and Director at the Innovation and Intelligence Introduction Base for New Photon Devices and System Integration. Moreover, he is the leader of the "Optical Sensor and Photon System Integration Innovation Team" at the State People's Committee. More than 40 graduate and doctoral students have been supervised.


Accomplishments (Short List):

  • Innovation Team Lead - "Light Sensing and Photon System Integration" of the National People's Committee 2013-2017

  • Lead - National Major Scientific Research Instrument Development Project 2017-2021

  • Director of Key Projects of NSFC 2005-2007

  • General - National Natural Science Foundation of China 1998-2000

  • National "11th Five Year Plan" textbook 2010


Research Direction:

Optoelectronic devices, optical fiber communication, optical sensors, new optical materials and devices.



1. Prepared by Chen Genxiang and edited by Cao Zhigang, chapter 11-12 of communication principle communication engineering case, higher education press, April 2015.

2. Chen Genxiang, Fundamentals of optical fiber communication technology, higher education press, November 2010, ISBN: 978-7-04-030584-5.

3. Chen Genxiang, Fundamentals of optical wave technology, China Railway Press, March 2000, ISBN: 7-113-03687-2 / tn.124.

4. Translated by Chen Genxiang, Qin Yuwen, Zhao Yucheng, and Wang Yong, optical communication technology and application, electronic industry press, April 1998, ISBN: 7-5053-4617-2 / tn.1139.


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