Introduction to Guangdong Baiyun University (baiyunU)

https://en.baiyunu.edu.cn/ (in English)     https://www.baiyunu.edu.cn/ (in Chinese)

Guangdong Baiyun University is a full-time undergraduate institution committed to cultivating students with solid knowledge and practical capabilities, and striving for excellence in application-oriented education and research. It has its root in Guangzhou Baiyun College of Applied Technology, which was initially founded in 1989. A decade’s flourishing development and upgrading earned its official recognition by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in 1999. In 2005, it was renamed Guangdong Baiyun University (shortened as BaiyunU).

BaiyunU boasts two campuses. The West Campus is situated in Jianggao Town and the North Campus in Zhongluotan University Town, both in Baiyun District of Guangzhou, with a total enrollment of over 33,000 full-time students from the major parts of China and more than 1,900 teaching and administrative staff. Both campuses are equipped with e-campuses with gigabit nets, libraries with a total stock of 2.94 million book collections and digital resources, sophisticated laboratories as well as cutting-edge smart classrooms, innovation studios and student workshops, which total over 440. It takes pride in its admirable sports and living facilities. Staff and students have easy access to the standard plastic track-and-field grounds, gymnasiums, tennis courts, basketball arenas, rock climbing gyms and other out-of-door facilities. Dormitories are furnished with water heater, air conditioner and broadband internet access, which combine to create a convenient and comfortable living environment.

A well-developed multi-disciplinary education system is put in place now for BaiyunU’s 15 secondary colleges to deliver 61 programs of undergraduate studies, which cover a wide range of academic areas involving science, engineering, management, economics, arts as well as law, education, languages and literature, and to take advantage of cutting-edge teaching, learning and experimental platforms. Its remarkable academic performance is manifest in 3 provincially cultivated key disciplines, 6 provincial-level platforms for scientific research, 15 provincial superior/featured bachelor programs, 6 provincially cultivated first-class bachelor programs, 25 provincial first-class courses, 4 provincial demonstrative centers for experimental teaching, and 1 provincial platform for collaborative education of application-oriented talents, to name just a few.

BaiyunU has long ranked among China’s top private universities, and is trying its best to remain so and to aim higher by adopting four strategies of development. First, it sticks to enhancing innovative connotation by continuously strengthening capabilities and heightening levels of its teaching, research, staff and administration. It has been making strenuous efforts to achieve “four heights” in course teaching, academic performance, administrative records and social influences. The “3+1” mode of teaching and internships, for example, has been put into operation for years in collaboration with well-selected enterprises. As a result, 12 industry-integrated teaching units, 18 exemplary bachelor programs, 72 jointly developed courses, 1,355 practical teaching bases, 10 platforms for stimulating students’ innovation and entrepreneurship, 1 provincial platform for collaborative education and many others have all played a prominent role in student cultivation and their career development. BaiyunU is awarded the title of “Exemplary Institution of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education for Colleges and Universities” in Guangdong Province.

Second, it sticks to integrating education and industries by linking talent cultivation and industrial frontiers, competence building and experimental opportunities, innovation chains and social services. Between 2020 and 2023 only, BaiyunU students won 379 national awards and 1,987 provincial awards, published 135 academic papers as the first author, and successfully registered 61 patents. BaiyunU remains the most competitive in terms of student employment in South China, with the initial employment rates standing steadily above 95% and the employer satisfaction rate above 93%.

Third, it sticks to cooperating internationally. By actively pursuing the strategic internationalization of education, BaiyunU has extensively engaged in international exchange and cooperation. Currently, it has forged close ties with over 30 universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Japan and South Korea. A good number of international projects are under way, including staff and student exchanges, mutual recognition of credits for degree programs, bachelor and master joint programs, and direct undergraduate-to-master’s pathways. It is our firm commitment to provide our staff and students with international opportunities, experience and resources as much as possible.

Finally, it sticks to developing itself through digital empowerment. Digital technologies and resources have been employed in all levels of administration, staff training, classroom teaching, academic research and other campus activities. In so doing, BaiyunU has been awarded the title of “Top Ten Private Universities in Guangdong Province” for years. It was selected and recognized early in 2016 as one of the “Pilot Universities for Application-oriented Transformation and Development” in Guangdong Province.

As a pioneer in private university education and a founding member of of the Alliance of Chinese Universities (Colleges) of Applied Technology, BaiyunU is acclaimed as the “vanguard” and “banner” of private higher education in China. Over the past years, as in 2023 alone, BaiyunU was rated as the first-class application-oriented university in China by Airuishen Alumni Network Ranking of Chinese Universities, and ranked on top of the “Shanghai Consultancy Ranking of Private Universities in China” list.

 (updated in May 2024)



BaiyunU’s colleges (15) and bachelor programs (61)

College of Intelligent Manufacture Engineering

College of Electrical and Information Engineering

mechanical design, manufacturing and automation

mechanical and electronic engineering

robotics engineering

intelligent manufacturing engineering

*automobile service engineering

*vehicle engineering

electronic information engineering

communication engineering

automation

electrical engineering and automation

artificial intelligence

integrated circuit design and integrated system

College of Big Data and Computer Science

College of Architecture and Engineering

computer science and technology

data science and big data technology

information management and information system

software engineering

internet of things engineering

virtual reality technology

architecture

civil engineering

engineering cost

engineering management

urban and rural planning

landscape architecture

College of Applied Economics

College of Accounting

international economy and trade

finance

economic statistics

digital economy

accounting

auditing

financial management

College of Business Administration

College of Art and Design

business administration

logistics management

human resource management

marketing

cross border e-commerce

social work

art and technology

photography

visual communication design

environmental design

product design



Ji Wenbo College of International Fashion Design

College of Media

Fashion Design and Engineering

clothing and accessories design

Performance (fashion show)

Animation

network and new media

digital media art

broadcasting and hosting art

Radio and Television Directing

Performance (theatrical performance)

College of Education

College of Foreign Studies

Chinese language and literature

applied psychology

preschool education

primary education

English

Business English

Japanese

German

*Korean

College of Physical Education

International College

leisure sports

social sports service and guidance

articulation programs

and other potential cooperative programs

in areas of mutual interest

College of Marxist Study

 

provincial schools of industry (4)

Shuguang School of Big Data Industry

(*listed as “Top Ten Exemplary Schools of Industry in Guangdong Province”)

School of Digital Intelligent Manufacturing Industry

(*listed as “Guangdong Provincial Key Project of the Integration of Industry and Education”)

Zhuozhi School of Cross-border E-commerce Industry

(*listed as “Guangdong Provincial Key Project of the Integration of Industry and Education”)

Baiyunhong School of Big Data Industry

(*listed as “Guangdong Provincial Key Project of the Integration of Industry and Education”)

 

provincially cultivated key disciplines (3)

Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation

Business Administration

Design Art

 

provincial platforms for scientific research (6)

 The Technical Development Center for Engineering of Prefabricated Building

with Thin-Walled Light-Steel Structure

 Guangdong Research Center for Engineering Technology

of Clean Vegetable Freshness Preservation Packaging Equipment

Guangdong Low Code Platform Engineering Technology Development Center

 The Research Center for Pearl River Delta Urban-Rural Coordinated Development

and Social Governance (*also listed as a provincial think-tank)

Guangdong Institute for Rural Revitalization Policies

The Private Education Research Base Sponsored by Guangdong Academy of Education

 

provincially cultivated first-class bachelor programs (6)

mechanical design, manufacturing and automation

civil engineering

electronic information engineering

logistics management

product design

Fashion Design and Engineering


overseas partner universities

in USA

in Australia

University of North Alabama

Midwestern State University

University of Technology Sydney

Murdoch University

King’s Own Institute

in Canada

 

The Algonquin College of

 Applied Arts and Technology

in Germany

in UK

Hochschule für Angewandte Sprachen (University of Applied Languages)

Hochschule der bildenden Künste Essen

Fachhochschule des Mittelstands

University of Plymouth

Middlesex University

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Richmond, The American International University    in London

in Japan

in South Korea

Okayama Shoka University

Wonkwang University

Busan University of Foreign Studies

in Thailand

University of The Thai Chamber of Commerce

in Taiwan of China

Shu-Te University

Chaoyang University of Technology

Lunghwa University of Science and Technology

Chinese Culture University