As a key school supervised by Beijing Municipality, Beijing Information Science and Technology University is located in Haidian District of Beijing, with its five campuses, namely Xiaoying, Jianxiangqiao, Qinghe, Jintailu, and Jiuxianqiao, covering an area of 500 Mu and 331700 square meters of buildings. The new campus covering an area of 1183.6 Mu is now under construction.
Formally approved by Ministry of Education, BISTU was the merger of Beijing Institute of Machinery (BIM) and Beijing Institute of Information (BIT) in 2008. BIM was supervised Ministry of Machinery and its predecessor was Beijing Machinery Industry Management Junior College established in 1986. History of BIM could trace back to Peiping Advanced Business School established in 1937 and National Peiping Advanced Industrial School. BIM was supervised by Ministry of Electronics Industry and its predecessor was No. 2 Branch School of Peking University established in 1978. In the past 70 years, the University has nurtured tens of thousands of talents and professionals of various industries. BISTU alumni make their contributions and achievements in all industries of the world. Since the formal establishment of BISTU , centered on development demand of the nation, municipality and industries and seizing the substantial opportunities in construction of Beijing into a World City and integration of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the University actively adjusts academic disciplines, continues advancing talent-cultivation mode, and conducts reform on internal mechanisms. With great effort in locating the conformity between the University and information era, internet society, and high-end manufacturing, BISTU has greatly improved in all respects. Integrated competence and social contribution of the University has been effectively, substantially enhanced.