Anhui Normal University
Introduction to Anhui Normal University
Anhui Normal University (AHNU 安徽师范大学, website) is the earliest institution of higher education in Anhui Province, located in Wuhu, a national open city with the reputation of “Anhui style and charm, the city of a thousand lakes”, bordering the vast Yangtze River and the beautiful Zhe Mountain, integrating the natural beauty of Jiangnan and the humanities of Anhui. It is a university jointly built by the People’s Government of Anhui Province and the Ministry of Education, a university under the national project of “Basic Capacity Building Project for Universities in Central and Western China”, a provincial key comprehensive university under the priority construction of the Anhui Provincial Government and a key university under the construction of Anhui High-level University with Special Features, and has been selected as a pilot unit of the Ministry-University Journalism College, a national key Marxism College, and the second “National Civilization College”. The university has been selected as the pilot unit of journalism school jointly built by the ministry and university, national key Marxist college, and won the title of “National Civilized Campus”.
The predecessor of the university is Anhui Provincial University, which was founded in 1928 in Anqing City, renamed as National Anhui University in 1946, and moved to Wuhu in December 1949. In 1972, it was officially named Anhui Normal University (inscribed by Comrade Guo Moruo) with the approval of the State Council, and in 2005, Wuhu Normal College was merged into Anhui Normal University.
During the course of more than 90 years, a large number of famous experts and scholars and social figures, such as Liu Wendian, Zhou Jianren, Yu Dafu, Su Xuelin, Chen Wangdao, Zhu Xiang, Zhu Guangqian, Wang Xingkong, Yang Liangkong, Cheng Yansheng, Tao Yin, Zhang Weizi, Ding Xuxian, Xiang Nan and Xu Jie, have gathered at the shore of Lake Ling and Mirror Lake to write books and teach. Generations of teachers and scholars have worked hard, practiced, nurtured future students, passed on the message, and sharpened the spirit of “heavy and simple, good and far-reaching, the pursuit of excellence, self-improvement”, and accumulated the teaching style of “rigorous learning, dedication, teaching and educating, and being a teacher”. “It has cultivated the teaching style of “diligent learning, prudent thinking, simplicity and humility, unity of knowledge and action, and seeking truth and innovation”, and refined the school motto of “strong virtue, important teaching, erudition, and sincere action”. Since its establishment, the university has trained nearly 300,000 full-time professionals for the country.
There are 18 colleges, including College of Arts, College of Marxism, College of Law, College of Economics and Management, College of Music, College of Fine Arts, College of History, College of Educational Sciences, College of Foreign Languages, College of Physical Education, College of Journalism and Communication, College of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Computer and Information, College of Physics and Electronic Information, College of Chemistry and Material Science, College of Geography and Tourism, College of Life Sciences, College of Ecology and Environment, etc. There are 18 colleges, including College of Journalism and Communication, College of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Computer and Information, College of Physics and Electronic Information, College of Chemistry and Material Science, College of Geography and Tourism, College of Life Sciences, College of Ecology and Environment, College of Continuing Education, College of International Education, College of Teacher Education, and Anhui Normal University Wanjiang College, attached middle school, attached primary school and attached kindergarten.
AHNU’s disciplines cover literature, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, education, science, engineering, agriculture, art, etc. It has formed a complete talent training system with different levels of doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s education, and different types of full-time higher education, adult higher education and international student education. There are 18 provincial key disciplines, 3 provincial major discipline construction projects, 6 selected for Anhui peak discipline construction program, 1 Anhui world-class discipline award fund project and 3 domestic first-class discipline award fund projects. There are 6 post-doctoral stations, 8 primary disciplines authorized for doctoral degree, 1 secondary discipline authorized for doctoral degree (not including primary discipline coverage), 30 primary disciplines authorized for master’s degree, 15 professional degree authorized points for master’s degree, and 88 undergraduate majors.
AHNU has 1 key research base of humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, 1 key laboratory of the Ministry of Education, 1 country and regional research center of the Ministry of Education, 1 provincial collaborative innovation center, 1 provincial key laboratory (cultivation), 1 key think tank of Anhui Province, 1 “2011 Collaborative Innovation Center” of Anhui Province There are 5 key research bases of humanities and social sciences in Anhui universities, 6 key laboratories in Anhui province, 4 key laboratories in Anhui universities, 3 engineering laboratories in Anhui province, 1 engineering technology research center in Anhui province, 1 engineering technology research center in Anhui universities, 1 academician workstation in Anhui province, 1 public service platform of science and technology innovation in Anhui province. There are 23 national first-class undergraduate majors, 21 provincial first-class undergraduate majors, 9 national specialties, 1 national comprehensive professional reform pilot, 8 national quality courses, 8 national quality resource sharing courses, 2 national quality video open courses, 1 national online open course, 3 national offline courses, 1 national online and offline hybrid course There are 3 national teaching achievement awards, 3 national teaching teams, 2 national off-campus practice education bases, 1 national experimental teaching demonstration center, 1 national bilingual course, 3 national planning textbooks, 1 reform project of the Excellence Teacher Training Program of the Ministry of Education, 2 research and practice projects of the new engineering disciplines of the Ministry of Education, and 1 action plan for the immersion of sports and aesthetic education of the Ministry of Education.
There are more than 2460 teaching staffs at AHNU, including more than 1690 full-time teachers, more than 1020 professors, associate professors and other senior titles. There are one “Changjiang”, one “Jieqing”, one cultural master and “Four Batches” of talents, one leader in philosophy and social science, one national high-level talent special support program 1 leader in science and technology innovation, 3 national candidates of “Hundred Million Talents Project”, 6 “New Century Excellent Talents” support program of the Ministry of Education, 2 recipients of National Excellent Youth Fund, 40 provincial academic and technical leaders, and 75 reserve candidates of provincial academic and technical leaders. There are more than 400 teachers with the title (honor) above the provincial level. There are 3 national teaching teams, 48 provincial teaching teams, 29 provincial teaching masters and 41 provincial teaching talents. There are more than 47,900 students enrolled in various categories, including more than 24,600 general undergraduates, more than 6,100 postgraduates, more than 280 international students, and more than 17,000 adult education students.
AHNU campus covers a total area of 2,024,300 square meters, with a construction area of 1,063,800 square meters and a total value of 478 million yuan for teaching and research instruments and equipment. The university library is a national key protection unit for ancient books, with a rich and complete collection of books, 3,011,100 paper books, 2,121,000 electronic books, 68,000 electronic journals, 104 digital resources, more than 190,000 ancient books, and more than 700 kinds of good ancient books, among which the Hongwu Zhengyun is the only one in China that does not match or supplement the full text, the Yuan engraved and Ming recursive “Tongzhi”, the Ming Jiajing engraved copy of The collection is basically digitalized. Anhui Normal University Press, Anhui Normal University Journal, Journal of College Counselors, School of Languages, Anhui Normal University Newspaper and other academic journals and newspapers are available.
AHNU is one of the first colleges and universities in China that are allowed to recruit publicly funded students, and it is also the national base for Chinese language education and the center for international promotion of Chinese language in Anhui Province. The university has received more than 5,000 international students from more than 30 countries (regions) for long- and short-term study and academic education, and has established long-term friendly cooperation and academic exchanges with dozens of institutions of higher education, research institutions and academic groups in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Vietnam and other countries (regions), and has established a Confucius Institute with Charles Darwin University in Australia. The university has established a Confucius Institute with Charles Darwin University in Australia and a Confucius Classroom in Zaporozhye State University in Ukraine.
AHNU has a training and training base for college counselors of the Ministry of Education, a training center for the ideological and political workforce of the Ministry of Education, a national base for the transmission of excellent Chinese traditional culture in general colleges and universities of the Ministry of Education, a national training base for primary and secondary school backbone teachers of the Ministry of Education, a national training base for social work professionals, a national training base for social sports instructors, a training center for teachers of Anhui colleges and universities, a training base for judicial excellence in Anhui, and a training base for professional technicians in Anhui. Base, Anhui Professional and Technical Staff Training Base, Anhui Education Management Cadre Training Base, Anhui High School Backbone Teacher Training Base, Anhui Tourism Secondary Backbone Teacher Training Base and other social service platforms.