Beihang University has been aiming at international forefront of academics, actively building top-level innovation platforms and first-class scientific research teams. In 2006, it was approved for creating National Aerospace Science and Technology Laboratory which, since then, has become Beihang’s characteristics of aeronautics and astronautics and important symbol of research university. At present, Beihang has 9 national key laboratories, 4 state-level engineering research centers, more than 70 provincial and ministerial-level key laboratories; also has 7 innovation and research groups sponsored
by National Natural Science Foundation of China and 12 innovation teams sponsored by Ministry of Education. Over the past 60 years, Beihang has made more than 40 domestic first achievements in scientific research, and has always been at the forefront of the domestic universities in the research fields of cutting-edge technology.