Beihang University (BUAA), formerly known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, was founded in 1952 and is China’s first university of aerospace technology. Since the 1950s, BUAA has excelled as one of the 16 key state universities in China. Through 60 years of development, BUAA has grown into a science and technology university with aerospace features, combining disciplines in science, engineering, liberal arts, law, economics, management and education. There are currently 26,000 students enrolled in BUAA, including over 12,000 postgraduate students. Doctoral programs are available in 49 fields, master programs in 144 fields and bachelor programs in 57 subjects.