FOE is dedicated to increasing the opportunities of international exchange and cooperation in each discipline in the field of education. It aims to enhance the ability of disciplines to participate in high-level international cooperations, serves the internationalization strategy of developing world-class disciplines, and demonstrates the professional academic strength of Chinese educational disciplines in the world-class academic platform. During the last 5 years, each institute for FOE has built a broad international academic platform and has developed long-term scholarly exchanges and cooperative researches with universities and research institutions in U.S.A., Germany, Australia, Canada, Holland, Britain, and Japan.
The FOE has signed multilateral and bilateral cooperative agreements with 23 foreign universities and more than 160 world famous scholars have come to FOE’s research centers to conduct joint projects and to lecture. At the same time, scholars of FOE have visited foreign universities and research institutions about 600 times to conduct advanced studies and attend international conferences. More than ten faculty members have given lectures in foreign universities or speeches at important international academic conferences. More than 120 academic papers in English and Japanese have been published in influential international academic journals, and numerous teaching materials have been developed collaboratively with foreign scholars. In recent years, more than 80 foreign overseas students have enrolled in Faculty of Education at doctoral, master’s , and bachelor levels.
Each research center for FOE has held over 20 influential international academic conferences, and about 600 overseas scholars have attended these conferences. For example, in 2002, the first session of theInternational Forum of School of Education Deans was held. In 2005 and 2008, the International Academic Seminars on Teacher Education were held in cooperation with London University’s Institute of Education (IOE), both in London and in Beijing. The 14th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE), the 10thIASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE), and the 5thInternational Conference on Wireless Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE) were all held in BNU.
In August 2007, together with nine other universities, FOE has founded the International Alliance of Leading Educational Institutions. The Alliance includes educational institutions at10 leading universities in five continents: the Beijing Normal University, the Nanyang Technological University’s National Institute for Education, the University of London’s Institute for Education, the University of Melbourne’s Institute for Education, the Seoul National University, the University of Toronto’s Center for International Studies, the University of Sao Paolo, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Danish University of Education, and the University of Cape Town. This alliance has enhanced the exchange of views on educational issues worldwide and has influenced the direction of international educational research and development, and at the same time, academic innovations and in-depth collaborative research projects have been proposed and carried out.
Besides the international exchange among the scholars and researchers, FOE also offers exchange programs for students. For more information, please refer to