Alteration of school location
Temple of Agriculture of Beijing
North side of the Old Summer Palace in western suburb of Beijing
Alteration of school name
1952.7 (preparation) －1956.3
Central Institute of Physical Education
Beijing Institute of Physical Education
Beijing Sport University
Evolution of administrative subordination
Preparatory Office of Central Institute of Physical Education was established directly under the leadership of Ministry of Education and under the operational guidance of All-China Sports Federation (ACSF);
Second half of 1952-1966
The school was under the direct leadership of State Physical Culture and Sports Commission;
The school was under the leadership of Military Control Commission of State Physical Culture and Sports Commission, and was under double leadership of State Physical Culture and Sports Commission and Beijing Municipality after the organization was cancelled;
The School is under the leadership of General Administration of Sport of China (formerly known as State Physical Culture and Sports Commission) and the Party relationship is subordinate to the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee.
Evolution of leadership structure
President responsibility system
The council divided responsibility system under the leadership of the Party Committee
The council responsibility system headed by the president under the leadership of the school’s Party Committee
In July 1966, the “Cultural Revolution” started and the school’s leading organ was paralyzed. In June 1973, the core leading group of the Party was established and the school implemented the centralized leadership by the Party, which lasted until September 1978.
President divided responsibility system under the leadership of the Party Committee
President responsibility system
President responsibility system under the leadership of the Party Committee
Adjustment in school-running goals
Early years after establishment
The state raised the mission of Central Institute of Physical Education: to cultivate professional sports talents with both ability and political integrity, good health, loyal to the country and the socialist cause for the country;
State Physical Culture and Sports Commission proposed that: physical culture institutions should establish the training objective integrating teachers, coaches and excellent athletes;
State Physical Culture and Sports Commission awarded our school the National Sports Honors Medal, proposing that: we should build Beijing Institute of Physical Education into a world advanced institution of higher learning in sports with Chinese characteristics, in order to cultivate more high-quality sports talents who are both socialist-minded and professionally competent to make greater contributions to China’s sports cause.
The school proposed that “we should adhere to the guidance of Deng Xiaoping Theory on developing socialism with Chinese characteristics, uphold the Party’s basic line, implement the Party’s educational policy, gear education to modernization, the world and the future and insist the socialist direction of school running. We should carefully implement the Outline of China’s Education Reform and Development, the strategy for invigorating China through science and education, the strategy for invigorating sports through science and technology as well as the Fitness for All Initiative and Olympic Glory-winning Program made by State Physical Culture and Sports Commission and actively adapt ourselves to the needs of socialist market economy and social development to cultivate cross-century talents for China’s education and sports causes. Reform is the fundamental way out for the development of BSU.”
GBF No. (2001) 15 Document pointed out that “in order to build BSU into a comprehensive and high-level base integrating education, training and research, the fundamental task is to cultivate high-level professional sports talents for China’s sports cause.”
The 10th CPC Congress of BSU proposed the school-running goal that “BSU should, guided by Deng Xiaoping Theory and the ‘Theory of Three Represents’ and with the theme of building a world first-class sports university, put talent training at the center and take the base construction integrating education, training and research as the mainline, orient sports and educational reform and development to the 21st century and serve the society based on sports development. And BSU should continue to promote innovation in systems and mechanisms, comprehensively improve the quality and efficiency in school running, achieve the sustainable and rapid development of BSU and build BSU into a world first-class sports university”.
The 11th CPC Congress of BSU proposed the school-running goal that “BSU should, guided by Deng Xiaoping Theory and the ‘Theory of Three Represents’, closely focus on the reality of the development of higher education and sports cause, comprehensively implement the Scientific Outlook on Development, strive to build a harmonious socialist campus, further emancipate the mind, seize opportunities, stay pioneering and pragmatic and accelerate development to build a world first-class sports university”.