North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) is a national key university of “Project 211” and “Project 985”, directly under the leadership of Ministry of Education. Its headquarters locates in Beijing with a campus in Baoding. The two campuses carry out integrated management. NCEPU now has about 3,000 faculty members and over 20,000 full-time undergraduate students and near 10,000 post-graduate students. It covers an area of over 1,600 acres with floorage over 1 million square meters.
NCEPU was founded in 1958 in Beijing, formerly known as Beijing Electric Power College, and was affiliated to the national power department. In 2003, it was transferred to the Ministry of Education for management, and was jointly administrated by the Ministry of Education and the university Council. The Council was founded by State Grid Corporation of China and other six national key power companies. Now its members has grown to nine including the China Electricity Council.
Over the past century, NCEPU has undertaken the historic mission of cultivating highly competent talents for the country’s energy and power industry and promoting scientific and technological progress in this field. Upon the entry of the new century, NCEPU has upheld the principle of “establishing the university by disciplinary construction, strengthening the university by talents cultivation, thriving the university by scientific research, and developing the university with distinctive characteristics”. Besides, it has seized development opportunities and achieved great progress.
NCEPU has 11 schools, including School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Energy Power and Mechanical Engineering, School of Control and Computer Engineering, School of Economics and Management, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Renewable Energy, School of Nuclear Science and Engineering, School of Mathematics and Physics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Foreign Languages, and School of Marxism, totally 59 undergraduate majors. The university has one key discipline of the national “Double World-classes” construction (Energy and Power Science and Engineering), two national key disciplines (Power System and Automation, and Thermal Power Engineering), 25 provincial key disciplines; in the fourth round of discipline assessment, Electrical Engineering and Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics were ranked in A and A- files respectively; two disciplines Engineering and Environment/Ecology entered the top 1% of the ESI around the world. The university has five centers for post-doctoral studies, 7 fist-level disciplines authorized to offer Ph.D. Degree, and 23 first-level disciplines authorized to offer Master Degree. Besides, the university has nine Master Degree Authorization Categories including Master of Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration. All of these formed a complete system to train undergraduates, masters, and doctors.
The university possesses well-structured, high-quality teaching staff. Currently, there are 1,806 full-time teachers, including two academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, five dual-employed academicians, six professors of the national 1,000 Talents Plan, two experts of the 1,000 Young Overseas High-level Talents Introduction Plan, six experts of National Plan for the Special Support of High-level Talent, five Chief Scientists of Project 973, one national-level famous teacher, two national model teachers, nine winners of the National Science Found for Distinguished Young Scholars, three Chang Jiang Scholars, eight experts of the National Talents Project, three experts with Outstanding Contributions, seven experts of the “100 talents plan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences”,38 winners of the New Century Excellent Talents Program of MOE, and four teams listed in Chang Jiang Scholars and Innovation Team Development Program, etc.