Beibu Gulf University(BGU) is a full-time university with a focus on engineering, science and management and a coordinated development of multiple disciplines. The university is located in Qinzhou city, the core port city of Beibu Gulf Economic Zone. Covering an area of 138 hectares, the campus is the ideal place for study and research.
The former name of BGU was Qinzhou Normal School founded in 1973, and then it was transformed into Qinzhou Teachers College in 1991 and upgraded to Qinzhou College in 2006. In the end of 2018, Chinese Ministry of Education officially approved the establishment of Beibu Gulf University on the basis of Qinzhou University.
There are 52 undergraduate majors and3master degree programs in Beibu Gulf University, with about 20,000 full-time students（including over 600 international students） and over 1,200 faculty members. The university has a number of high-level innovation teams in Guangxi higher education institutions and Beibu Gulf Economic Zone.
BGU has 19 secondary colleges including Ocean College, Maritime College, College of Mechanical and Marine Engineering (Engineering Training Center). It has more than 70 teaching and research platforms at or above the provincial level, including provincial key laboratories (engineering technology center), provincial characteristic majors, innovation and entrepreneurship reform demonstration majors, experimental teaching demonstration centers, and virtual simulation experimental teaching centers.
Based in Beibu Gulf, facing the South China Sea and ASEAN, serving the national strategy and regional economic development, the university adheres to the integration of production and education. Thus, it takes the strategic alliance of production, education and research as the platform, focusing on the cultivation of practical ability, innovation ability and employment and entrepreneurship, cooperating with industrial enterprises in talent training and collaborative innovation, which has formed a distinctive university-running model and an applied talent training model.
With distinctive maritime characteristics, the university has established a number of marine-related majors such as marine science, marine engineering, navigation technology, aquaculture, ship and ocean engineering, port waterway and coastal engineering, thus built the discipline cluster with marine characteristics such as marine biology and technology and marine transportation and engineering. It takes a leading role at the provincial or even national level in the research fields of Chinese white dolphins, Chinese cockroaches, pearl oysters, oysters and other marine species conservation, as well as the island resources conservation and utilization.
The university adheres to the philosophy of open and collaborative education, and has established cooperative relations with more than 50 universities or institutes in over 20 countries and regions. These include Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Poland, Britain and the United States. At present, there are more than 600 international students from over 40 countries and regions.
Through cooperating with Warsaw University of Technology in Poland to hold undergraduate education programs, the university provides students with various types and levels of overseas study and exchange opportunities, such as joint training, mutual recognition of credits, and international communication.