Institute of Disaster-Prevention Science and Technology
The Institute of Disaster Prevention Science and Technology (IDPST)was established by State Seismological Bureau (later China Seismological Bureau) in 1975. In 1985, it was promoted as the College of Seismology Techniques, and renamed IDPST by the former State Education Committee in 1992. Under the administration of China Earthquake Administration―(CEA, former China Seismological Bureau), IDPST is the only higher educational institute of disaster-prevention and reduction in China. IDPST is located at the east gate of Beijing----Yanjiao Economic and Technological Development Zone, on the east of Chaobai River, 30 km east of Tiananmen Square. The National Highway 102 runs directly to downtown Beijing. IDPST covers an area of 600 mu (40 hectares) with a total floor space of more than 140,000 m2. About 5,000 students are studying in IDPST, where there are fresh air and beautiful surroundings.
Motivated by the school motto―“Enhance virtue and wisdom, and relive disasters and dangers”, IDPST faculties have made great and stable progress in the last 30 years. At present, IDPST consists of 9 departments including 23 majors, like IT & Geophysics, of Urban Rescue Technology, Engineering Vibration and Exploring, Building Engineering, Construction Cost Prediction, Telecommunication Technology, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and so on, covering the fields of science, engineering, economy, management and arts. Among the majors, IT & Geophysics and ERP have been approved by the Ministry of Education as national experimental majors of educational reform. IT & Geophysics is especially named as national excellent major under construction. Besides that, many courses are selected as national or provincial excellent ones.
The quality of the teachers is highly esteemed. We try to develop a group of learned faculty and staff that have good professional skills, and educate the students well. At present, there are more than 300 teachers, including 20 professors and 106 associate professors, 110 Master’s degree or Doctor’s degree holders. Also we invite foreign teachers to teach in our college every year.