Abiding by the guiding principles of “collaborative Innovation, leadership with cutting-edge technology and service to Beijing”, BJUT has been committed to building itself into a world-renowned high-level research university with its own characteristics. Following its notion of high-level education relying on high-level scientific research, BJUT stresses on basic research, applied research, R&D, and transformations

33 of scientific achievements. BJUT Science and Technology Development Academy was established in 2014, which illustrated the leading role of science and technology innovation in research university.

BJUT now has 1 National-Level Production, Learning and Research Center, 1 International Cooperation Research Center, 1 National Key Laboratory Breeding Base jointly built by provincial and ministerial institutions, 6 Key Laboratories or Engineering Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, 1 Strategic Research Breeding Base of the Ministry of Education, 26 Beijing Key Laboratories or Engineering Research Centers, 8 Beijing International Science and Technology Cooperation Bases, 3 Beijing Philosophy and Social Science Research Bases, 3 Key Industrial Laboratories. 3 Beijing Collaborate Innovation Centers were approved in 2012, Beijing Future Network High-Technology Innovation Center was established in 2015.

According to the statistics released by Ministry of Education, from “the 11th Five-Year Plan” period (2006-2010) up to present, BJUT has obtained 5.424 billion RMB for its research funds, ofwhich 806 million RMB from the year 2014 alone; won 21 National Science. In 2014 BJUT won Technology Awards and obtained 105 projects of NationalNatural Science Foundation of China. By the end of 2014, its valid patents rank the 20th of all universities nationwide and patent authorizations rank the 15th.