Beijing Sport University is a famous university which has a glorious history, profound deposit of culture, solid schooling foundation and distinctive education characteristics. Planning for this university began in July, 1952 and it was founded formally in November of that year. This marked the beginning of China’s modern higher education in sports. In 1960, the university was one among the first batch of key national universities approved by the State Council. Again in 1978, the State Council designated it as one of 88 key national universities. In 1981, the academic degree system was established in China. Beijing Sport University was among the first batch of institutions granting master degrees with the approval of the State Council. Then, in 1986，the State Council approved Beijing Sport University as an institution to grant PhDs. In 2001，the State Council issued No.﹝2001﹞15 document to indicate that Beijing Sport University would be outstandingly constructed as a comprehensive, high level base integrating education, training and research. In 2005，Beijing Sport University was approved by the state as a “211 Project” key university, a national project initiated in 1995 by the Ministry of Education with the aim of cultivating 100 key colleges for the 21st century.
Over the course of approximately 60 years, Beijing Sport University has been standing on the forefront of China’s higher education in sport and has established a higher education system in sport and a sport college development mode. It has become the cradle of China’s higher sports talent cultivation and has irreplaceably important status in the higher education system and China’s sports cause. So it enjoys a prestigious reputation.
Beijing Sport University has a strong commitment to international communication and cooperation. It has established communication and a cooperative relationship with 76 universities and sports organizations from 34 countries and granted honorable Doctors Degrees to Olympic Games Chairman Jacques Rogge and six other international sports organization leaders and famous experts. The university actively conducts international cooperation to ensure that the academic status and international reputation continues to advance. The entire faculty and student body of Beijing Sport University are striding steadily toward the objective of becoming a “world class sport university”.
The year 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of Beijing Sport University. We welcome our friends in every field all over the world and alumnus at home and abroad to have a joyous gathering in Beijing Sport University and celebrate the grand occasion together!