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Founded in 1958, the original name of NCEPU is Beijing Electric Power College. Moved from Hebei Province to Beijing in 1969, the college was successively renamed as Hebei Electric Power College and North China Electric Power College. In 1995, North China Electric Power College and Beijing Power Economy College（including the original Beijing Graduate School of North China Electric Power College） were merged into North China Electric Power University. Due to national power system reform in 2003, the administrative right of the university was transferred from State Electric Power Corporation to the MOE, and jointly constructed by the MOE and the council consisting of State Grid Corporation of China, China Southern Power Grid, China Huaneng Corporation, China Datang Corporation, China Guodian Corporation, China Huadian Corporation, and China Power Investment Corporation. In 2013, its council was changed, and the newly elected council is constituted by nine organizations including seven power central enterprises, China Electricity Council, and NCEPU.
While its main campus is still in Beijing, covering an area of 1,600 acres, it NCEPU has a branch campus in Baoding, 150km south west of the capital.
There are 7,000 graduate students across 58 master’s degrees, including engineering; business administration and public administration. Meanwhile, NCEPU has a “Double First Class Discipline” status in energy and power science and engineering, and two national key disciplines in power system and automation, with thermal power engineering and engineering and environment/ecology in the top 1 per cent of the Environment Sustainability Institutes globally. There are five centres for post-doctoral studies and seven first-level disciplines at PhD.
The university caters for 20,000 undergraduates across 59 programmes over 11 schools including: electrical and electronic engineering; energy power and mechanical engineering; control and computer engineering; economics and management; environmental science and engineering; renewable energy; nuclear science and engineering; mathematics and physics; humanities and social sciences; foreign languages, and School of Marxism.
The university has been engaged in the educational internationalization, and developed substantive communication and cooperation with about 120 internationally well-known universities and research institutes in the U.S., the U.K., France, Russia, and Japan.etc.
Capital of China, Beijing bears witness to a 3,000 years cultural history. Since it joined the Network in 2012, the Creative City of Design has gradually become a driver of sustainable development. As a Creative City, Beijing has been nurtured by its deep cultural heritage and abundant science and technology resources. The city hosts more than 90 universities, over 1,000 scientific research institutes and supports more than 3,762 above-scale cultural and related industry enterprises. In 2019, Beijing witnessed the emergence of about 200 innovative enterprises. In the same year the city’s creative sector employed more than 600,000 creative professionals and generated over 1.2 trillion yuan (US$ 198 billion approx.).
Although much of Beijing’s older and more picturesque character has been destroyed in the drive since 1949 to modernize and industrialize, some parts of the city are still redolent of the past. Many fine monumental buildings, old restaurants, and centres of traditional Chinese arts and crafts remain, and the central government has taken measures to prevent the city core from being further industrialized.
The city of Beijing is situated at the northern apex of the roughly triangular North China Plain and lies at an elevation between about 100 and 130 feet (30 and 40 metres) above sea level.
The annual mean temperature of the city is 53 °F (12 °C). The coldest month is January, when the monthly mean is 24 °F (–4 °C), and the warmest month is July, when it is 79 °F (26 °C). In an average year, the city experiences 132 days of freezing temperatures between October and March.