Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (referred to as “BUAA”) was founded in 1952, and is New China’s first Aeronautics and Astronautics institution of higher education, and now it is affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information. The school is divided into the campus on Xueyuan Road and Campus Shahe, covering an area of 3,000mu, with a total construction area of more than 1,500,000m2.
The school now includes 27 colleges covering 10 disciplines: engineering, science, management, literature, law, economics, philosophy, education, medicine and arts. It has eight first-level discipline national key disciplines (tied for seventh national universities) 28 second-level discipline national key disciplines, 9 Beijing key disciplines, 28 defense characteristics key disciplines, and the disciplines ranking the nationwide top ten of total 13. It has 59 undergraduate program, 21 doctor degree authorization first-level disciplines, 38 master degree authorization first-level disciplines, 17 centers for post-doctoral studies.