North China Mining College

I. Introduction
North China Mining College (NCMC) sponsored by the State Bureau of Coal Mine Inspection has students from all over the country . In 1997, the college became one of the key institutions of higher learning with the approval of the State Education Commission .  The goal for development is to build the college into a top flight comprehensive higher college for China.

II. Location, Convenient Transportation and Express Communication     
Located at the east gate of Beijing---Yanjiao Economic and Technological Development Zone, Institutes Street, the College is 30 km east of Tian-An-men Square and 24 km southeast of Beijing International Airport. Jingqin Electric Railway, Daqin, Railway and No.102 National Highway between Beijing and Harbin run across the zone from west to east. No. 930 bus provides convenient transportation between Beijing and Yanjiao. It only takes 40 minutes from Yanjiao to downtown Beijing. It  takes no more than 30 minutes by car. The college lies to the east of Chaobai River, with clean air and convenient transportation.    
Both postal and telecommunication service of the zone are within the Beijing system ,through which you can get information quickly and smoothly.

III. The College Scale     
In terms of size, our college is at the top among the same level colleges in China. The college covers an area of 100 acres with a total floor space of over 160 sq.km, and educational equipment worth over 38 million RMB. The college's library has a collection of over 238,000 volumes. The college has  592 faculty members, with over 245 full-time and part-time teachers and 129 professors and associate professors. The student enrollment is over 5,000 and rises up to over 6,000 in the year of 2000.    To prepare for the 21st Century,  a new modern teaching building is under construction, with a floor space of 26 sq.km; a corresponding building for a students' hostel is will be ready for use in Sept.2000.   The college comprises includes the following department:s Energy Engineering , Electronics and Information, Computer Science; Economy and Trade, Architectural Engineering,  Mechanical and Electric Engineering, Foreign Language; Humanities and Social Science, Physical Education, and Audio-Visual Center and Training. The college has sufficient and advanced equipment. In addition to enough space for teaching and experiments, there is a closed-circuit television system, a foreign language launching stand, a language laboratory, a CAI classroom, a CAD classroom , a campus computer network , and a Chinese Academic Journal in compact disc .
The college comprises 3 state-level training centers : the first one is the National Safety Training Center of Coal Mines supported by the United Nations Development Program , which does higher level job training and continuing education with the coal system all over the country . The second one is the Sino-Australian Management Training Center in cooperation with the Australian government , which does Industrial and Business Administration training authorized by the State Economy and Trade Commission. The third one is the Chinese information center of vocational safety and health of the International Labor Organization, which collects and analyzes relevant information at home and abroad and provides basis for decision-making.

IV. Campus environment  
The beautiful landscape and quiet environment make the college an elegant garden. Designed by Beijing Forestry University, in 1998 the college had the honor to win the title of  "One of the Nation's 400 Excellent Units of Forestation and Civilized Unit among State Organs and Advanced Unit of Guarding Safety in Hebei Province."

V. Living Facilities 
The college has a well-equipped guesthouse with over 180 beds and apartments and suites for foreign experts. The warm and attentive service was praised by domestic and overseas experts. In addition ,the college has established many entertainment and physical facilities including a multi-function dancing hall, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, and a plastic cement tennis court among these.

VI. International Cooperation 
The college has cooperated with the International Labor Organization , the United Nation Development Program and the Australian government respectively to establish the National Safety Training Center of Coal Mines and the Sino-Australian Management Training Center. The college is looking forward to and devotes to international education and the cooperative training programs. We have  established a long-term and short-term language training program, a business administration training program and other professional training programs. Our final aim is to establish a Sino-Foreign cooperation institute so that we can make a greater contribution to the development of China and the whole world. To achieve perfect cooperation in international education, the college established the International Center .Every year we invite dozen foreign teachers , and enroll around 40 foreign students. In addition to advanced equipment, the college's new modern teaching building and the students' hostel are under construction to meet the educational needs of the 21st Century. Now the college is improving the campus environment and adding some advanced teaching equipment. The college has determined to welcome all international cooperative partners with the best of China's equipment to meet the needs of international education.  

     The International Cooperation Center of North China Mining College

North China Mining College (NCMC) is one of China's key institutions of higher education. The main task of the International Cooperation Center (hereafter called the Center) of NCMC is to foster cultural and technological cooperation with foreign institutions as well as institutions in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. NCMC is qualified to enroll foreign students for advanced and short-term Chinese language studies. The college is situated east of Beijing and is equipped with advanced teaching materials and comfortable accommodations. The Center has well-qualified teachers and a scientific research staff. It is, therefore, an ideal institution for study.

Educational System
The study periods include classes that last one academic year (40weeks), half a year (20weeks), three months (12weeks) and one month (4weeks). The educational system of the Center is divided into two parts: long-term and short-term. Classes lasting longer than 3months are called long-term classes; those less than three months are called short-term classes. Long-term classes offer systematic Chinese language studies. One-month classes, also called ¡®Cultural Groups¡¯, are specifically arranged for students to study Chinese culture during winter and summer vacations. Cultural Groups are designed to expand the students¡¯ general knowledge of Chinese culture. The curriculum includes traditional Chinese painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, Qigong, kongfu and a chance to visit places of interest in Beijing. Language instruction will accommodate different levels of language proficiency, ranging from beginner to advanced.
The academic year is from early September to mid July.  There are two semesters in the Center's academic year separated by approximately one month for the Spring Festival Holidays. There are five study days per week, Monday through Friday. Class periods are from 8:00 to 9:50AM, 10:10 to 12:00 AM; and 2:00 to 3:50PM. Each class period has a ten-minute break that divides the period into two 50 minutes segments.

Students who complete the required courses and obtain at least a passing grade or above will be awarded certificates from the Center.

Accommodations
The Center has the apartment dormitory for foreign students. Each apartment with a bedroom, a sitting room, a kitchen ,a washing room and a balcony and each equipped with furniture, telephone, TV-set, air-conditioning and heating system and a boiled-water supply.

Fees (For Regular Classes)
1. Registration fee:  $50 US/person
2. Tuition: 4 weeks: $230 US
        12 weeks: $550 US
        20 weeks: $750 US
        40 weeks: $1280 US
3. Accommodation:
One bed:  $5.5 US /person/day
4. Teaching materials: variable according to the needs of the students.
5. Sightseeing for a Cultural Group in Beijing: $ 150 US/person/month.
6. Food for Cultural Groups: $120 US /person/month

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