Hangzhou Normal University Since 1908
About Hangzhou Normal University
Founded as a teacher training school in 1908, Hangzhou Normal University (HNU, website) has a history of over 100 years, which has bestowed the institution with a glorious tradition of producing first-rate teachers and educators at different levels for the whole Chinese nation. Through a century’s development, the University has now become a comprehensive institution of higher education with a full spectrum of disciplines, covering such areas as arts and sciences, humanities, education, music, engineering, information technology, business, law, medicine and nursing.
Hangzhou Normal University currently offers about 60 undergraduate programs and over 80 graduate programs conducted in its 2 faculties and 19 schools. Its total enrollment in 2011 includes over 20,000 full-time undergraduate students and over 1,600 graduate students, who have been receiving a distinctive quality education that will enable them to build a future of professional, intellectual and personal success, capable of leadership in different areas, whether it be political, cultural, economic or academic.
While maintaining its honored tradition of excellence in education, the University has been attaching equal importance to research, with a faculty capable of undertaking research projects in different areas, both basic and applied, to address pressing issues and challenges in economic development and social progress of today and in the future for the region, the nation and the world.
Thanks to the exceptionally strong support from governments at different levels in China, Hangzhou Normal University has in the past few years been making remarkable advancement towards its goal of developing into an institution on a par with the 1st-rate ones in the nation whose education, research and service are of reputable excellence and high distinction not only locally but also globally. To achieve such an ambitious goal, the University has been making painstaking efforts in globalization, by forming partnerships with universities, research institutions, governmental organizations and industries from different parts of the world, by engaging and retaining outstanding scholars with international fame to offer courses to its students here, by encouraging its students to study abroad and at the same time welcoming students from abroad to its campuses here, by supporting its faculty members to collaborate with international counterparts in various academic projects.
This portal is a road map to the diversity of the intellectual opportunities available at Hangzhou Normal University. It is both a comprehensive guide to the institution’s academic programs and a testament to its achievements and aspirations. We sincerely hope that the information you find here will finally bring you to this university, located in Hangzhou, a world-famous tourist resort known for its rich cultural heritage as well as breath-taking natural beauty and the capital of Zhejiang Province where miracle-like economic growth has been felt for over 30 years.
Campus – Hangzhou Normal University
School of Foreign Languages (Chinese and English)
Intro Video (Chinese)
Foreign Teachers at Hangzhou Normal University
Hangzhou is the provincial capital of Zhejiang Province, a strong economical province in China. It is the transportation hub, the political, economic, cultural and financial center of Zhejiang Province.
At the end of 2018, the Hangzhou metropolitan area has an area of 53,239 square kilometers and a population of 25.698 million. According to the “China Metropolitan Area Evaluation Index” issued by Shanghai Jiaotong University, Hangzhou is the fourth largest metropolitan area in China after Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing. In 2015, Hangzhou’s economic aggregate ranked 10th in mainland China, and was rated as the best commercial city in mainland China by Forbes. As the headquarters of Alibaba and other Internet industry companies, the city has a strong population appeal to Internet industry personnel.