It's a key national university distinguished by the teaching and research in the field of cable communications, wireless communications, computer, and electronic engineering. BUPT comprises 17 schools, and has an international school program with Queen Mary, University of London. The university was created in 1955 under the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the Communications Department of the General Staff Department of the People's Liberation Army. The name was changed from Institute to University in 1993. It is the most famous and renowned university in the field of telecommunications in China.