Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University


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Introduction to Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University (北京师范大学, BNU) is a key university directly under the Ministry of Education. It is a well-known university with teachers’ education, education science and basic sciences as its main features. The school’s predecessor was the Beijing Normal University Teachers College, which was founded in 1902. In 1908, it was renamed the Beijing Normal University Teachers College. It was set up as an independent school. The school was renamed Beijing Normal University in 1923, becoming the first normal university in Chinese history. In 1931 and 1952, Beiping Women’s Normal University and Fu Jen University were successively merged into Beijing Normal University.

For more than 100 years, Beijing Normal University has always worked with the Chinese nation to strive for independence, freedom, democracy, prosperity and prosperity, and share the same destiny. It has played an important role in the patriotic movements such as “May 4” and “January 9” . Represented by Li Dazhao, Lu Xun, Liang Qichao, Qian Xuantong, Wu Chengshi, Li Jinxi, Chen Yuan, Fan Wenlan, Hou Wailu, Bai Shouyi, Zhong Jingwen, Qi Gong, Hu Xianyu, Wang Yanren, Zhou Tingru, etc. teach. After more than 100 years of development, the school has adhered to the fine tradition of “patriotic progress, honesty, simplicity, truth-seeking and innovation, and exemplary behavior” and the school motto of “learning to be a teacher and acting as a model of behavior”, forming a “study and self-cultivation, and save the world” 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 also included in the “211 Project” construction plan. On the occasion of the centennial celebration in 2002, the Ministry of Education and Beijing decided to focus on the joint establishment of Beijing Normal University. The Ninth Party Congress of Beijing will rank Beijing Normal University among the world-class universities that support construction. During the Tenth Five-Year Plan period, the school entered the national “985 Project” construction plan. In 2017, the school entered the national “World-Class University” construction A list, and 11 disciplines entered the national “World-class University” construction list.

Beijing Normal University covers an area of 1191 acres (Haidian Campus, Xicheng Campus, Changping Campus G District), and is the main concentration of school education and teaching activities. There are more than 24,000 full-time students, including 10,105 undergraduates, 12,756 graduate students, and more than 1,600 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 electronic books.

Beijing Normal University ranks among the top universities in China for its comprehensive disciplines. In 2002, Beijing Normal University became one of the first 6 universities with the authority to set up undergraduate majors. There are 74 undergraduate majors, 39 first-level disciplines authorized by master’s degree, 28 first-level disciplines authorized by doctoral degree, 146 second-level disciplines authorized by master’s degree, 114 second-level disciplines authorized by doctoral degree, and post-doctoral research mobile station 25 Each. Five first-level disciplines, 11 second-level disciplines were approved as national key disciplines, and two second-level disciplines were approved as national key (cultivation) disciplines. There are 5 first-level disciplines, Beijing key disciplines, 9 second-level disciplines, Beijing key disciplines, and 1 cross-disciplinary Beijing key disciplines. There are 39 disciplines covering 10 disciplines, forming a comprehensive discipline layout. According to the 2016 first-level subject evaluation (fourth round) released by the Ministry of Education’s Degree and Graduate Education Development Center, our school has six first-level pedagogy, psychology, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, drama and film science, and geography Subjects were rated A +, 2 first-level subjects were rated A, 7 first-level subjects were rated A-, and the number of A + ranked sixth in the country’s universities. In the World University Rankings published by the British Higher Education Survey Corporation (QS) in 2019, our university ranked 277th, and ranked 10th among mainland Chinese universities.

Beijing Normal University is an important force for national humanities and social science research and technological innovation. The school has 4 national key laboratories, 1 national engineering laboratory, 1 national field scientific observation research station, 1 national collaborative innovation center, 2 national key research bases for teaching material construction, 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 of humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, 4 regional and national research and training bases of the Ministry of Education, 12 key laboratories of Beijing, Beijing 3 engineering technology research centers, 1 Beijing high-tech sophisticated innovation center, 2 Beijing key research bases for philosophy and social sciences, and 1 Beijing new think tank. 25 professional journals are regularly published.

Beijing Normal University is rich in educational resources and is an important base for the cultivation of national high-quality innovative talents. Now it has 2 national humanities basic science personnel training and scientific research bases, 5 national science basic science research and teaching personnel training bases, and 1 national pilot college. It has been selected into the national basic science top student training experiment plan; it is a national college student cultural quality education Base, national training base for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, national training base for life science and technology talents, national excellent traditional culture inheritance base (Chinese drama); owns 4 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, and national virtual simulation experimental teaching centers 2 Five, the Ministry of Education’s talent training model innovation experimental area, five national outstanding legal talent education training bases, undertook the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture, animation high-end talents joint training experimental program.

The teachers of Beijing Normal University have a reasonable structure and excellent quality. At present, there are 3120 faculty members in the school, of which there are 2,064 full-time teachers, 92% of full-time teachers have a doctorate degree, and 16% of full-time teachers have overseas education. At present, there are 8 academicians of the two academicians, 15 academicians of dual appointments, 6 senior professors, 38 professors specially invited by the Changjiang Scholars, 49 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, 25 leading talents for the 10,000-person plan, and 6 national college teaching teachers. People, 6 national innovation research groups. A total of 82 person-times were planned for the top ten thousand young talents, winners of the National Excellent Young Scientists Fund, and young scholars of the “Yangtze River Scholars Award”.

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 over 200 universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Spain, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Cooperation in student exchange projects. The school has established cooperation with the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, the State University of San Francisco, the University of Oklahoma, the Dawson College in Canada, the University of Aalborg in Denmark, the University of Macerata in Italy, the University of William and Mary in the United States and the University of Tufts in the United States. Confucius Institute. It has received more than 4,100 long-term and short-term international students from 130 countries and regions, and the percentage of long-term international students with academic qualifications is about 78.6%.

The thirteenth party congress of Beijing Normal University further clarified the school’s positioning for building a “comprehensive, research-oriented, world-class university with leading Chinese teacher education” and put forward the strategic concept of “three steps”. Mid-Year entered the forefront of world-class universities. At present, the school is working hard to build a discipline development system of “plateau support and peak guidance” and an integrated school-running structure with the Beijing campus and the Zhuhai campus as its two wings, continuously deepening comprehensive reforms and advancing the development of various undertakings. Beijing Normal University is making steady progress towards the goal of building a world-class university.


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