|University Tier:||National Project 211|
|Accommodation:||Double Room/Single Room|
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|Address:||Zhuxinzhuang, Dewai, Beijing, China|
|Hydropower Engineering||Chinese||4 years||26000 RMB/yr|
The North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) is a national seat of research in Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The institution is administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is included both in the ‘Project 211’ as well as the ‘Project 985’. Spread across two campuses in Beijing and in Baoding, this key educational and research hub has been jointly set up by the Education Ministry and the University Council comprising the China Guodian Corporation, the State Grid Corporation of China, the China Huaneng Group, the China Datang Corporation, the China Huadian Corporation, the China Power Investment Corporation and the China Southern Power Grid Co. Ltd.
TRACING THE ROOTS
Set up way back in 1958, this prestigious university was initially named as the Beijing Institute of Electric Power. Later in 1970, it was shifted to the Baoding, Hebei province of China with the name North China Institute of Electric Power. The university got its present name after it was amalgamated with the Beijing Power Engineering and Electronics Institute in 1995. The university relocated its main campus from Baoding, Hebei province, back to Beijing in 2006 at the same time retaining the campus at Baoding.
The faculty members of the different departments of the university are highly qualified and well known persons in their respective fields. Professor Yang Qixun the founder of the field of power system micro-computer protection and automation in China was one of the first members of Chinese Academy of Engineering. In the field of electric power Professor Yang Yihan and Song Zhiping are eminent guides for doctoral candidates.
With a rich history of more than 40 years, this key university attracts a large number of domestic as well as foreign students every year. Over 10,000 students are presently pursuing their studies at the various schools of the university which includes about six hundred students studying for the graduate courses in engineering technology, management, economics and the social sciences.
COLLABORATION WITH FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES
The North China Electric Power University has set up inter-collegiate exchange programmes with universities and institutes in more than 20 countries and regions such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Britain, America, France, and Macao .
SCHOOLS OF STUDY
The university has the following schools of study.
The library at NCEPU, covering a floor space of eleven thousand square metres, has an impressive collection of over one million books on varied subjects.
KEY RESEARCH LABORATORIES
The university has a number of key laboratories both under the Ministry of Education and at the provincial level. Under the Ministry of Education, there are two laboratories, the Laboratory of State Monitoring and Control of Power Plant Equipment and the Laboratory of Power System Protection and Dynamic Security Monitoring. At the provincial level, there are the Laboratory of Industrial Process Simulation and Control, Laboratory of Energy Security and Clean Utilization, Laboratory of State Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Thermal Power Equipment, Laboratory of Power System Intelligent Protection and Control, Laboratory of Analysis and Testing of Electromagnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Compatibility and the Laboratory of High Voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility.
Beijing was earlier known as Peking to the English. It is now the capital of China. One of the four great ancient capitals of China, Beijing is not only one of the political epicenters but also an educational and a cultural hub of the world. Besides this bustling second largest Chinese metropolis after Shanghai is also a principal commutation center. A network of routes – air, rail, and road – pass via this city. While the political capital of the People’s Republic of China is Beijing, the economic capitals of the country are Shanghai and Hong Kong. Beijing was also the venue of the 2008 Olympics Games.
Located at the northern edge of the North China Plain, Beijing is flanked by the sprawling fertile plains of the Chaobai River and the Yongding River in the south. The Bohai Sea is to its east while the Taihang Mountains are to its west. The widespread Inner Mongolian Plateau is to the northwest of Beijing.
CLIMATE & SEASONS
Spring in Beijing is characterized by its short duration and abrupt temperature changes. It falls between April and May. Beijing experiences Autumn between September and October. This is the ideal time to visit this wonderful mesmerizing city of the Red Dragon. the best bet during these seasons are light shorts or pants and T-shirts.
On the other hand, extremely cold winters and intense hot summers mark Beijing’s continental monsoon climate, a typical aspect of the North Temperate Zone. In January, the temperature of this city can drop down to lower than 5oF (lower than-10°) while around July, the temperature of this place can rise to more than 100 F (higher than 38°). The Chinese summers are as hot and humid as that of Washington DC. Try avoiding wearing shorts and use sunglasses. The summer season stretches from June to August. However, the average monthly temperature is above 24°C.
TRACING THE ROOTS
Beijing is a cultural cauldron with a varied and rich heritage that dates back to the days of yore. This fabulous oriental history is traced to some 3000 years ago when a primitive culture flourished in the region. It got the status of a capital city during the reign of the Liao Dynasty in the early part of the 10th century. The rulers of this regime made Beijing their secondary political capital for the first time in AD 900. Since then the following four dynasties also made Beijing their capital. They are the Jin Dynasty (AD 1115-1234), the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1271-1368), the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty (AD 1644-1919). The People’s Republic of China (founded on October 1, 1949) also made Beijing the capital.
Beijing is known for its variety of cuisine, the rich tradition of preserving fruits, designer items especially the watercolor block printing on wood known as Rongbaozhai, besides the exquisite mini carvings on stone and jade, jewellery, and artifacts, as well as the fine lacquer and filigree ware.
The moment the term ‘Beijing’ is pronounced, the first thought crossing one’s mind would be the world famous Beijing Duck. Much in demand for its delicate meat, this bird is fine bred in farms. Tourists flock Beijing eateries offering the Beijing duck in a roasted form. There are several restaurants specializing in this delicacy. These eateries prepare the duck in the traditional manner, and have been successful in preserving the unusual flavor. Once prepared, it is served dark brown with its skin crispy and the meat tasty and tender. Experience this wonderful gourmets’ delight!
The frozen king-size persimmon is one of the popular dry fruits of Beijing. Beijing and its suburbs are ideal for producing the best quality Liangxiang chestnuts, Jingbai pears and Miyun dates.
When in Beijing, try out the many mouthwatering Chinese cuisines available at the food stalls there. Actually, there are three primary schools of Chinese cuisine. Here they are in an alphabetical order: Guangdong, Jiangzhe, Shandong, and Sichuan. The other traditional cooking styles are the Guandong, Huaiyang, and Tanjin. The barbeques, the total lamb meal, and the complete fish dishes draw crowds.
Besides these, the other gastronomical delicacies include the local snacks and flavors, and the typical dishes prepared in the characteristic authentic Chinese cooking styles of Beijing, Henan, Hunan, and Shanxi. The very manner of the cooks preparing the dishes is eye catching!
|RoomType||Rates||Separate Toilet||Separate Bathroom||Broadband Internet Access||Landline||Air Conditioner|
|Single Room||45RMB/ Person /Day||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Double Room||70RMB/ Person /Day||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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