Lingnan Normal University
Introduction to Lingnan Normal University
Lingnan Normal University (website), the former Zhanjiang Normal College, is a general undergraduate university in Guangdong Province with a history of 100 years of teacher education. It is located in the beautiful port city of Zhanjiang, the southernmost tip of mainland China. In 1904, the school set up a teacher education school. In 1978, it was renamed Leizhou Teachers College. In 1991, it was renamed as Zhanjiang Normal College. In 2014, it was renamed Lingnan Normal University.
In the course of more than one hundred years of teacher education, the university shoulders the mission of educating people. It has trained a large number of outstanding teachers, educators to make educational undertakings, economic and social development in the western Guangdong. In 2000, the university became the first teacher’s college in the country to pass the assessment of the undergraduate teaching work of the Ministry of Education. In 2007, it won the excellent grade in the evaluation of the undergraduate teaching level of the Ministry of Education. In 2010, it was listed as the new master’s degree authorized project in Guangdong Province. In 2016, the unit was included in the first batch of ordinary undergraduate transformation pilot universities in Guangdong, the provinces and municipalities jointly established universities and the Guangdong Province University Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Model School. In 2017, it was elected as the director unit of the Guangdong Special Education Teacher Development Alliance, and was included in 2018. Guangdong Province’s higher education “Chongqing first-class, short-board, strong features” upgrade plan to build colleges and universities, was approved “Guangdong Province to create a national teacher education innovation experimental zone”; and has won the “National Spiritual Civilization Construction Advanced Unit” and “National Mass Sports” The advanced units of work, the “National Greening Advanced Collective”, the “Ministry of Education Model School of the Ministry of Education”, the “Demonstration School of College English Teaching Reform of the Ministry of Education”, the “Advanced Unit of Guangdong Teachers’ Moral Construction” and the “Civilized Campus of Guangdong Province” are honorary titles.
The university has 18 secondary colleges, including 2 provincial key disciplines (educational science, chemistry) and provincial key disciplines (course and teaching theory, polymer chemistry and physics, Chinese linguistics, material physics and Chemistry), “Chongbuqiang” key construction disciplines (education, chemistry and materials science and engineering). There are 67 undergraduate majors (including 33 majors), covering 10 university subjects such as economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, management and art. 2 (Chinese language and literature and chemistry) and 6 provincial specialties. The teacher major covers basic education, vocational education, pre-school education and special education, and has formed a complete teacher education system with complete categories and training and integration. The school recruits students from 18 provinces and autonomous regions, and has more than 23,000 full-time undergraduate students.
The headquarters of the university covers an area of more than 1,000 mu, with a construction area of 580,000 square meters. The total value of teaching and research equipment is more than 200 million yuan. The library has a total of 2.32 million paper collections, 1955 Chinese and foreign paper periodicals, 4.7 million electronic books, and 582,200 electronic journals. 4 key laboratories in Zhanjiang City. There are 3 research institutes and 61 research institutes including the Institute of Education, the New Materials Research Institute and the Lingnan Cultural Research Institute.
There are more than 1,700 faculty and staff members in the university, including one “Pearl River Scholar”, more than 550 teachers with senior professional titles, and nearly 1,300 teachers with master’s degree or above. 151 people were selected for the “Thousand Hundred and Ten Projects” in Guangdong Province, and more than 60 were employed. For the masters and doctoral tutors of the brother institutions, 62 were awarded the special government allowance of the State Council, the national “May 1st” labor medal, the national outstanding teachers, the provincial teaching teachers and the outstanding teachers of Nanyue; 48 people were selected as Guangdong Province. The sails plan “talent”; 9 people were selected as the outstanding young teachers of Guangdong higher education institutions; 30 were rated as provincial “strong teacher projects”. A group of well-known experts and scholars at home and abroad are employed as visiting professors and part-time professors.
Innovate talent training mode and cultivate high-quality applied talents. Establish a high-quality applied talents training goal of “responsibility, ability, and innovation” in the development of morality, intelligence, and beauty. Focus on the implementation of “teaching and research” interaction, and cultivate the “five-force” quality that has the teaching power to control the classroom, the teaching and research ability to experience reflection, the practical ability of collaborative innovation, the perseverance of the mind and the guidance of the teacher. teacher. In recent years, students have won numerous awards in national and provincial academic science and technology, professional experiments, normal student skills, sports competitions, foreign language oral, artistic performances and social practice. The number of graduates admitted to the postgraduate entrance examination has increased year by year. In 2018, 600 students were admitted. The admission rate of the postgraduate entrance examination exceeded 10%. The employment rate ranks among the top universities in the province.
The university strengthens international exchanges and school-site cooperation. Focus on international exchange and cooperation in education. In 1998, foreign students were recruited, and more than 600 long-term and short-term students have been trained. Close cooperation with more than 50 overseas universities and educational institutions and nearly 30 primary and secondary schools in the United States, Britain, Germany, Australia, Russia, Japan, New Zealand, Belarus, Ukraine, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Relationships, joint academic exchanges, professional cooperation, education and training, teacher mutual recruitment and student cross-cultural learning exchange activities, more than 300 students go abroad to study, internships and study. Cooperated with the Asian Diving Federation to hold the “Asian Diving Academy”; cooperated with the National Federation of Industry and Commerce Aquatic Chamber of Commerce to hold the “Aquaculture International Business College”; cooperated with the Belarusian National Sports University to hold a Confucius Classroom featuring Chinese martial arts and sports rehabilitation. And was named the “Advanced Confucius Classroom” in the world; established the “China-Belarus Philosophy-Cultural Research Center” jointly with the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus; and established the “East Island Clean Energy Materials Industry College” jointly with Guangdong Dongdao New Energy Co., Ltd. . The school was named “Guangdong Province Chinese Culture Heritage Base”. Give full play to the advantages in personnel training, scientific research, intellectual support, etc., and closely link with local government departments, enterprises, scientific research institutions, resident units and other units in education, science and technology, economics, culture, law and policy research. Carry out all-round cooperation and continuously improve the contribution rate of schools to local economic and social development while actively expanding the resources for running schools.
At present, under the background of “double first-class” construction, the school has thoroughly implemented the spirit of the National Education Conference, adhered to the development strategy of “dislocation competition, connotation development, and characteristic school development”, based on the reform and innovation of teacher education, based on the service regional economic and social development, in order to improve The quality of running a school is the core, and the power to grant master’s degree is the driving force. We will vigorously promote the construction of “new teacher” and “new engineering”, implement “strong teacher project”, “quality improvement project”, “institutional mechanism reform project” and “resource allocation optimization project”. The six major projects, such as the People’s Heart Convergence Project and the “Party Construction Project”, have continuously improved the level of education and the quality of education, and strived to become a high-level normal university with distinctive characteristics.
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