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Beijing Normal University is a key university directly under the Ministry of Education. It is a famous university with the main characteristics of teacher education, education science and liberal arts.

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Introduction to Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University is a key university directly under the Ministry of Education. It is a famous university with the main characteristics of teacher education, education science and liberal arts. The predecessor of the school was the Jingshi University Hall Teacher's Hall, which was founded in 1902. In 1908, it was renamed as the Beijing Normal University Normal School. It was established independently. In 1912, it was renamed Beijing Higher Normal School. In 1923, the school was renamed Beijing Normal University and became the first normal university in Chinese history. In 1931 and 1952, Beiping Women's Normal University and Fu Jen University were merged into Beijing Normal University.

For more than a hundred years, Beijing Normal University has always played an important role in the patriotic movements such as the May Fourth Movement and the 12th and 9th, with the Chinese nation's progressive cause of independence, freedom, democracy, and prosperity. . Li Dazhao, Lu Xun, Liang Qichao, Qian Xuantong, Wu Chengshi, Li Jinxi, Chen Yu, Fan Wenyu, Hou Waizhen, Bai Shouyi, Zhong Jingwen, Qi Gong, Hu Xianyu, Wang Yiren, Zhou Tingru, etc., a large number of famous sages here Hong Hongli teach. After more than one hundred years of development, the school adheres to the fine tradition of “patriotism, honesty, truthfulness, innovation, and ethics” and the school motto spirit of “learning as a teacher and acting as a model”, forming a “study and self-cultivation Education concept.

During the "Seventh Five-Year Plan" and "Eighth Five-Year Plan" period, Beijing Normal University was identified as one of the first ten universities to be built in the country. During the "Ninth Five-Year Plan" period, it was first included in the "211 Project" construction plan. On the occasion of the centennial celebration in 2002, the Ministry of Education and Beijing decided to jointly build Beijing Normal University. Beijing’s ninth Party Congress will include Beijing Normal University in the ranks of world-class universities that support construction. During the "10th Five-Year Plan" period, the school entered the national "985 Project" construction plan. In 2017, the school entered the national “world-class university” construction category A list, and 11 disciplines entered the national “world-class discipline” construction list.

),是学校教育教学活动的主要集中地。 Beijing Normal University covers an area of 1191 acres (Haidian Campus, Xicheng Campus, Changping Campus G District ), which is the main concentration of school education and teaching activities. There are more than 24,000 full-time students, including 10105 undergraduates, 12756 graduate students, and more than 1600 long-term international students. There are 3 faculties, 23 colleges, 2 departments, and 10 research institutes. The library has more than 4.7 million books and more than 8.3 million e-books.

The comprehensive strength of Beijing Normal University ranks among the top universities in the country. In 2002, Beijing Normal University became one of the first six universities with independent examination and approval authority for undergraduate programs. There are 74 undergraduate majors, 39 first-level disciplines authorized by master's degree programs, 28 first-level disciplines authorized by doctoral degree, 146 second-level disciplines for master's degree programs, 114 second-level disciplines for doctoral degree programs, and 25 post-doctoral research stations. One. Five first-level disciplines and 11 second-level disciplines were approved for national key disciplines, and two second-level disciplines were approved for national key (nurturing) disciplines. There are 5 first-level disciplines in Beijing Key Disciplines, 9 second-level disciplines in Beijing Key Disciplines, and 1 Interdisciplinary Beijing Key Discipline. The existing 39 disciplines cover 10 disciplines and form a comprehensive discipline layout. According to the results of the 2016 first-level discipline assessment (fourth round) released by the Ministry of Education's Degree and Graduate Education Development Center, our school has six levels of education, psychology, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, drama and film science, and geography. The subject was awarded A+, 2 first-level subjects were evaluated A, and 7 first-level subjects were evaluated A-, and the number of A+s ranked sixth in the national universities. In the World University Rankings published by the British Higher Education Research Corporation (QS) in 2019, our school ranked 277th and ranked 10th among Chinese universities.

Beijing Normal University is an important force in national humanities and social science research and technological innovation. The school has 4 national key laboratories, 1 national engineering laboratory, 1 national field science observation and research station, 1 national level collaborative innovation center, 2 national textbook construction key research bases, and 1 national high-end think tank (cultivation). 9 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 5 engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education, 7 key research bases for humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, 4 regional and national research and cultivation bases of the Ministry of Education, 12 key laboratories of Beijing, Beijing 3 engineering technology research centers, 1 high-tech innovation center in Beijing higher education institutions, 2 key research bases in Beijing philosophy and social sciences, and 1 new think tank in Beijing. Regular publication of 25 professional publications.

Beijing Normal University is rich in educational resources and is an important base for the cultivation of high-quality innovative talents in the country. Now it has 2 national humanities basic disciplines personnel training and scientific research bases, 5 national science basic scientific research and teaching talents training bases, and 1 national pilot college. It is selected into the national basic disciplines top-notch student training pilot program; it is the national university student cultural quality education. Base, national foreign language teaching talent training base, national life science and technology talent training base, national-level Chinese traditional traditional culture inheritance base (Chinese drama); national-level experimental teaching demonstration center 4, national virtual simulation experiment teaching center 2 The Ministry of Education has 5 talent training model innovation experimental areas and 2 national excellent legal talent education training bases. It undertakes the joint training experiment program of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture.

The teaching staff of Beijing Normal University has a reasonable structure and excellent quality. There are 3,120 faculty members in the school, including 2,064 full-time teachers. 92% of full-time teachers have doctoral degrees, and 16% of full-time teachers have overseas qualifications. There are 8 academicians of the two academies, 15 academicians, 6 senior professors, 38 special professors of Changjiang Scholars, 49 national outstanding youth fund winners, 25 national champions, and 6 national high school teachers. People, 6 national innovation research groups. A total of 82 people were recruited by the tens of thousands of young talents, the recipients of the National Excellent Young Scientists Fund, and the Young Scholars of the Yangtze River Scholars Program.

Beijing Normal University has extensive international cooperation and exchanges. The school has signed cooperation agreements with nearly 500 universities and research institutions in more than 30 countries and regions, and has more than 200 universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Spain, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Student exchange project cooperation. The school has established 8 cooperation with Manchester University, San Francisco State University, Oklahoma University, Dawson College of Canada, Aalborg University of Denmark, University of Macerata, Italy, William and Mary University, and Tufts University. Confucius Institute. It has received more than 4,100 long-term and short-term international students from 130 countries and regions, and the proportion of academic students in long-term international students is about 78.6%.

The 13th Party Congress of Beijing Normal University further clarified the orientation of building a "comprehensive, research-oriented, world-class university with Chinese characteristics leading to teacher education" and put forward the strategic concept of "three steps", which is clear to this century. The middle leaves are at the forefront of world-class universities. At present, the school is making efforts to build a disciplinary development system of “plateau support and peak guidance” and an integrated school-running pattern with Beijing Campus and Zhuhai Campus as the two wings, continuously deepening comprehensive reforms and promoting the development of various undertakings. Beijing Normal University is steadily moving towards the goal of building a world-class university.

(Some of the data comes from the grassroots statistical report of higher education at the beginning of the school in 2018/2019)