Beijing Language and Culture University colloquially also known in Chinese as Yuyan Xueyuan. This university is directly under the National Ministry of Education, was established in 1962.It is the most prestigious universities in the world with a collection of near about 13,000 (9,000 international; 4,000 Chinese) and an academic staff of 829 members. Beijing Language and Culture University is known as The Mini-United Nations. Beijing Language and Culture University provides professional courses in various fields, such as foreign languages, Chinese language, information science, finance, and other majors to Chinese students. After its foundation the university has trained some 160,000 foreign students who are proficient in the Chinese language and familiar with Chinese culture from 176 countries and regions. Beijing Language and Culture University publishes over 5 academic journals such as: Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies, Chinese Teaching in the World, Chinese Culture Research, International Chinese Teaching Research and Nationalities and Regions Research. Various teaching books published by the Beijing Language and Culture University Press are very influential worldwide.