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【First-class Disciplines and First-class Talents】 2020 National Construction of First-Class Discipline: Environmental Engineering


【Discipline Characteristics】

In recent years, focusing on the solution to major environmental problems such as national sponge city construction, polluted water treatment, drainage and waterlogging prevention, urban rainwater control and utilization and comprehensive water environment management have gradually become the major characteristics of the discipline. Expertise has been provided to serve the construction of sponge cities in more than 30 cities across the country, including Beijing, Dalian, Jinan and Baicheng. In addition, centering on problems such as solid waste treatment, disposal, and recycling, the discipline characteristics of construction waste recycling, domestic waste and electronic waste treatment and disposal have been gradually formed to serve the construction of waste-free cities across the country.

【Faculties and Achievements】

Over 20 years of development of the discipline, a teaching team with reasonable structure and excellent teaching and research capabilities has been formed and the teaching level is at the forefront of universities in environmental sciences across the country. Of the faculties, those with doctoral degrees account for 92%, those with overseas experience account for 52%, and 13 outstanding teachers are granted provincial and ministerial honorary titles. Over the past 3 years, the publication includes 10 textbooks, 2 mid-term national planning textbooks, 6 books; professors or lecturers have presided over 6 teaching and research projects at or above the provincial and ministerial level and 13 at campus level; faculties have been fully engaging in the teaching and research projects with 4 achievement awards at or above the provincial and ministerial level.


In the past 5 years, the faculties have won 4 provincial and ministerial awards such as China Award for Science and Technology in Construction and Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award, undertaken 35 vertical projects above the provincial or ministerial level, an average of 1.5 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation (general and youth) per person, and 67 various horizontal projects, published 11 highly cited papers, issued 3 national standards and co-issued 8 standards of various kinds. The faculties have also made contributions to major projects such as the construction of the national sponge city, waste-free city, Xiong’an New Area, Beijing Sub-center, and Beijing Daxing International Airport.


The team’s achievements were reported by Science and Technology Daily

LI Junqi was interviewed by CCTV special program “Sponge City: Leading Zhuanghe City Construction to Set Off Again”

The team’s research achievement was reported by CCTV News for its involvement in the “12th Five-Year Plan” Science and Technology Innovation Achievements Exhibition

As the core editor-in-chief, the University completed  Technical Guide for Sponge City Construction

The University has issued and co-issued more than 10 national and local standards

The University, as the co-editor, has completed National Standard Atlas  Low Impact Development of Stormwater Facilities for Urban Roads and Open Spaces

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Over the past three years, the students have won a total of 64 awards in various competitions of innovative practice and science and technology, such as “Challenge Cup” and China College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition, including 22 national-level awards, 1 provincial-level special award, 13 first prizes and 24 second prizes. Since 2019, “Beijing College Students’ Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Low Carbon and Emission Reduction Social Practice and Technology Competition” has been held annually. The quality of the students’ graduation design has been praised by experts on and off the campus, chief engineers of design institutes and evaluation experts of the Ministry of Education. In 2017, 2018, and 2020 respectively, the undergraduates have won the awards of outstanding graduation design of universities of environmental sciences across the country.







The employment rate of graduates majoring in environmental engineering has remained excellent and kept at a high level of 100% over the past three years. Many students have been employed by China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, China Architecture Design & Research Group, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China Water Environment Group, Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited, Poten Environment Group, Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection, Beijing Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd.,Beijing Drainage Group Co., Ltd., and Beijing Waterworks Group Co., Ltd. The graduates’ employment quality, recognition by the employers and social influence are among the top of the university.

【Discipline Construction Goal】

Adhere to and implement the OBE education concept of “student-centered” stipulated in the accredited system of China’s higher engineering education. Integrate experiment, internship, design and practice throughout the talent cultivation, optimize the curriculum system, and strengthen students’ awareness of engineering system and capacity to solving complex engineering problems. Continuously strengthen humanity education, establish supportive platforms, and promote students’ practical skills by adopting the four-in-one integrated cultivation mode. Help students form scientific way of thinking and raise their awareness of innovation by integrating scientific knowledge and teaching as the foundation and using scientific activities as the media. Advancing the discipline construction will improve the quality of talent cultivation, improve students’ way of thinking and awareness of innovation, profession and industry, promote the study atmosphere and enhance students’ innovative design and engineering practice capabilities.

Centering on the education positioning of “serving the strategic positioning of the capital city, enhancing the scientific research level of the country’s cities and towns, and contributing to the livability of mankind”, the University aligns with the major environmental needs in the process of “Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin” integrated urban-rural construction, keeps abreast with the industry development, adopts interdisciplinary and production-education-research integration approach, serves the social well-being, and stresses the importance of innovative design and strong engineering practical capacity so as to cultivate high-end applied technological talents with craftsmanship spirit, good humanity, innovation capacity and global vision.