School of Marxism

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 About the School of Marxism

    Established in 2009 June, the School of Marxism of BIT was originally known as the Teaching & Research Department of Marxist Theory. In 2014 May, it adopted its current name.

    The school, directly under the university’s leaders, is a secondary structure for the teaching and research of ideological and political education in BIT, responsible for providing ideological and political education for undergraduate and graduate students, developing disciplines about Marxism, cultivating talents, and enlarging teaching and research staff. The school currently has 35 teachers, including 7 professors, 16 associate professors, and 12 lecturers. 25 of them hold a doctoral degree and 2 of them have won fame as an educator in Beijing, constituting a young, highly academically qualified and dynamic team for teaching and research. In 2009, the team was rewarded “Outstanding Group of Educators of Beijing”, and in 2010, one of our courses – “Ideological and Moral Standards & Introduction to Law” – was ranked as “National First-Class Course”. In the same year, a document issued by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, entitled “Notification of Newly-Added First-Level Disciplines Authorized to Confer Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in 2010” (Degree [2011] No.8),added the Marxism program offered by BIT to the list of first-level disciplines authorized to confer Master’s Degrees.

     Current courses offered by the school can be traced back to the time when BIT was known as Yan’an Academy of Natural Science. The teaching on political theories at that time laid a solid foundation for Marxist education. After the academy was renamed the Engineering College of North-China University, three new courses – New Democracy, History of Social Development, and Dialectical and Historical Materialism – were offered. In 1952, the Political Teaching & Research Office, the first teaching & research office affiliated with the college, was founded, running three courses on Marxist theory, namely Political Economics, Introduction to Marxism–Leninism (also known as History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union), and New Democracy. In 1955, Marxist Philosophy, which was originally taught in Introduction to Marxism–Leninism, was added to the curriculum. During the “Great Leap Forward” period, political education was replaced by “thought reform” and manual labor. As a result, the Political Teaching & Research Office was dismissed. In 1960, the office was reestablished and renamed the Marxism-Leninism Teaching & Research Office. Education in Marxism was back to normal and 3 teaching teams, respectively responsible for Marxist philosophy, political economics, and history of Chinese revolutions, were organized, offering three subjects, namely Socialism, Political Economics, Philosophy, and History of the Communist Party of China. During the Cultural Revolution, all teachers for political education were assigned to teach in other departments respectively. In 1973, the Marxism-Leninism Teaching & Research Office and 3 teaching teams were restored, resuming offering the courses like History of the Communist Party of China, Political Economics, and Marxist Philosophy. In 1982, BIT founded the Teaching & Research Office for Moral Education. In 1984 May, the Marxism-Leninism Teaching & Research Office was renamed the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1985 May, the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences was officially established, on the foundation of the Marxism-Leninism Teaching & Research Office, under which there were four teaching & research offices, for political economics, philosophy, history of the Communist Party of China, and dialectics of nature respectively. The department run 3 courses – History of Chinese Revolutions, The Development of Socialism in China, and Principles of Marxism. And the Teaching & Research Office for Moral Education offered 5 compulsory courses, namely Situations and Tasks, Introduction to Law, Moral Education for College Students, Professional Ethics, and Philosophy of Life. In 1987, the Department of Social Sciences, the Teaching & Research Office for Moral Education, and the Institute of Humanities and Social sciences were merged together into the Department of Humanities and Social sciences, under which there were five teaching & research offices, respectively for history, political economics, philosophy, dialectics of nature, and moral education. The newly-established department offered 6 courses: Modern History of Chinese Revolutions, Socialist Economic Development of China, Marxist Philosophy, Situations and Tasks, Moral Education for College Students, and Introduction to Law. In 1999 July, the School of Humanities and Social sciences was founded, composed of the Department of Social Sciences, the Department of Law, the Department of Foreign Languages, and the Institute of Higher Education. Under the Department of Social Sciences, there were the teaching & research offices for philosophy, economics, history, ideological and political education, and philosophy of science and technology, charged with providing political and humanistic education for undergraduate and graduate students, developing relevant humanities and social sciences, and cultivating talents. Since the fall of 2006, complying with the instruction of CPC Central Committee, the Publicity Department, and the Ministry of Education on further strengthening and improving ideological and political education in universities and colleges, BIT has been running relevant courses. In 2014, under relevant official documents, the School of Marxism of Beijing Institute of Technology was established. It was responsible for providing ideological and political education for undergraduate and graduate students.  

    The School of Marxism, upholding a great educational tradition, is on its course for a bright future.

    Address: Room 1303, BIT Central Teaching Building, 5 South Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing   Postcode: 100081
 
 
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