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Beijing Union University (BUU), established upon the approval of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in 1985, is a comprehensive municipal university of Beijing. BUU originated from over 30 branch campuses attached to such universities as Peking University and Tsinghua University. In response to the municipal as well as national demands in social and economic development, BUU takes it as a primary goal to cultivate high-quality practical talents. BUU is one of the largest universities in Beijing, concentrating on undergraduate programs while promoting coordinated development of postgraduate studies, technical and vocational education, continuing education and international education.
BUU is the only comprehensive university and the only university which has the (technical and vocational) teachers’ college among Beijing municipal universities. BUU established one of the first professional master’s degree programs for technical and vocational education in China with the approval of the Ministry of Education. It is currently the only municipal university which has established a complete system of providing technical and vocational education at different levels (master’s degree, bachelor’s degree, and associate degree).