Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications


Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) is designated very high risk for its top-secret security credentials and involvement in defence research related to cyber attacks.

BUPT is subordinate to the Ministry of Education in addition to being jointly constructed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. BUPT is one of eight Chinese universities known to have received top-secret security credentials. Since its establishment, the university has focused on information engineering and computer science, and has continued to produce important defence and security technology research.

The School of Cyberspace Security is home to one of the university’s two defence laboratories—the Key Laboratory of Network and Information Attack & Defense Technology of Ministry of Education—which carries out research for the Chinese military related to cyber attacks.;

BUPT is a member of several military-civilian fusion (MCF) alliances and has been awarded for its contributions to MCF and the PLA. During the past three years, major employers of BUPT graduates include the Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of Public Security and MIIT. This suggests a close relationship between BUPT and China’s security and intelligence agencies.

Major defence laboratories

Defence and security links

In 2019, a BUPT professor won an industry-university-research cooperation military-civilian fusion award (产学研合作军民融合奖). BUPT presented two scientific and technological innovations at the Fourth Military-Civilian Fusion Development High-Tech Equipment Exhibition in 2018.

The School of Information and Communication Engineering published a paper titled Research on Electromagnetic Compatibility of Ultra-Wideband Communication Systems, which won a PLA Science and Technology Progress Award.

BUPT, Hengtong Group, the PLA Naval University of Engineering and Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable Co., Ltd., jointly established the Underwater Optical Network Joint Laboratory. The laboratory operates out of BUPT’s State Key Lab of Information Photonics and Optical Communication with the goal to improve the domestic production of underwater optical fiber.

BUPT’s Network Technology Research Institute was involved in establishing the 5G Technology Military-Civilian Fusion Application Industry Alliance. Additional founding members include MIIT, ZTE Corporation, and China Unicom Network Technology Research Institute. This alliance aims to promote the application of 5G technology in the military and civilian fields.

BUPT is in the enterprise library of the Z-Park Core Area Military-Civilian Fusion Industry Alliance and one professor, Xin Yang, is on the alliance’s expert committee.

Noteworthy international collaborations

In 2012, BUPT collaborated with EMLYON Business School in France to create the BUPT-EMLYON GEMBA Program. The program’s focus is on business management, specifically management related to the Internet of Things.

End-user lists

BUPT was added to the US Entity List in December 2020 because it “directly participates in the research and development, and production, of advanced weapons and advanced weapons systems in support of People’s Liberation Army modernization.”

Last updated 4 May 2021. Unclear about any wording? Visit the terminology page.