The Communication University of China (CUC) is one of China's key universities of "Project 211", directly administered by the Ministry of Education. CUC developed from what used to be a training center for technicians of the Central Broadcasting Bureau that was founded in 1954. In April 1959, CUC was upgraded to the Beijing Broadcasting Institute (BBI) approved by the State Council. In August 2004, BBI was renamed Communication University of China. CUC is located in the eastern part of Beijing near the ancient canal, which occupies 463,700 square meters of land and a total of 499,800 square meters of buildings.
CUC upholds its ideology of offering courses that are centered on scientific-based learning by emphasizing the application of a course and relevance to the particular discipline. As a result, an inter-relating and inter-influencing discipline system that covers journalism and communication, film & television arts, information science & technology, literature, engineering, management, economics, and law and science has been formed. There are currently 6 faculties that consist of 1 co-innovation center and 5 directly affiliated schools, which comprise 2 national key disciplines (journalism and radio & television arts). There is also 1 national key cultivation discipline (communication), 3 Beijing municipal key disciplines (journalism & communication, art theory, theater film & television), 4 Beijing municipal key subordinate disciplines (linguistics & applied linguistics, communications & information systems, electromagnetic field & microwave technology, animation), 7 post-doctoral research centers, 7 doctoral programs, 35 doctoral programs (subordinate disciplines), 18 master programs, 95 master programs (subordinate disciplines), 8 professional master categories, and 84 bachelor programs.
A research organization and media organization has been established from a strong collaboration between CUC and more than 200 renowned overseas universities. The "International Alliance of Higher Education in Communication" was held by CUC in 2009. Representatives from 65 world-leading universities in media across 27 countries and regions signed the 'MLeague Declaration'. CUC is also one of the teaching units of "Media and Women" of the UNESCO. International academic organizations such as the Asian Media Research Center and European Media Research Center have also been set up by the CUC. The Asia Media Forum, Forum of Female University Presidents of the World, and China Dissemination Forum organized by CUC are important to exchange platforms for the international media and higher education institutions.
For the academics faculties and schools, CUC provide faculty of journalism and communication，faculty of arts，faculty of science and technology, faculty of literature and law, faculty of economics and management, the communication strategy of china co-innovation center, faculty of continuing education.
CUC has two student canteens, which offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast are usually about 1 RMB to 3RMB, for lunch and dinner, the costs are about 5 RMB to 10 RMB. With their student card, foreign students can go to the second floor above the supermarket to apply for a canteen card.
CUC also has three Chinese restaurants, which cater to different flavors. There are also a number of cafes on campus, where students can have western food.
CUFE is famous for its wonderful highlights of Clubs & Societies, now the international students played as an important part in the campus life, to date, there are nearly 25 officially registered international student Club, Mid-summer Commemoration, China International Student Animation Festival, Chinese and foreign students New Year Gala, Natatorium and Activity Center.