Minzu University of China

Minzu University of China

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Introduction to Minzu University of China

Minzu University of China (中央民族大学) is located in Beijing’s Haidian District, adjacent to the National Library in the south, and Zhongguancun Science Park in the north. The campus environment is elegant, simple and beautiful, and the cultural atmosphere is rich.

Minzu University of China is a college with distinctive characteristics created by the country to solve China’s ethnic problems and train minority cadres and senior professionals. The school’s predecessor was the Yan’an University for Nationalities, which was established in 1941. After the founding of New China, with the approval of the Central Government, the Central University for Nationalities was established in Beijing in 1951, with Ulanhu as its first dean; in November 1993, the name was changed to the Central University for Nationalities; in 1999 and 2004, the school successively entered the national “211 Project” “,” 985 Project “; In 2002, the National Civil Affairs Commission, the Ministry of Education, and the Beijing Municipal People’s Government signed the” Agreement on the Key Co-construction of the Central University for Nationalities “, accelerating the pace of school reform and development; Top-ranking “Class A” universities. The current party committee secretary Zhang Jingze and the principal Huang Taiyan.

When the school was renamed the Central University for Nationalities in 1993, Comrade Jiang Zemin wrote a new school name for the school. In June 2001, Comrade Zhu Rongji visited the school and, on behalf of the central government, proposed the goal of “building the Central University for Nationalities into a world-class university for nationalities.” In the same year, Hu Jintao, Li Lanqing and other leading comrades personally examined and approved the “Instructions for Further Running the Central University for Nationalities” jointly reported by the four ministries and commissions of the National Civil Affairs Commission, the Ministry of Education, the State Planning Commission, and the Ministry of Finance. In 2009, Comrade Xi Jinping pointed out when inspecting the work of the school: “The Central University for Nationalities has an important position in China’s higher education system and the cause of national unity and progress, and has played an important role in the national unity and progress of the country and in the economic, social and cultural construction of ethnic areas. After more than 70 years of development and construction and the unremitting efforts of several generations, the school has become an important base for cultivating outstanding talents of ethnic minorities, an important base for the study of ethnic theories and decision-making consultations on ethnic issues, and the inheritance and promotion of outstanding cultures of various ethnic groups. Important base.

At the beginning of Minzu University of China, a number of celebrities in the academic circles, such as Pan Guangdan, Wu Wenzao, Fei Xiaotong, Weng Dujian, Wu Zelin, Feng Jiasheng, Yang Chengzhi, Lin Yaohua, Fu Lehuan, Yu Daoquan, Wen Yan, Ma Xueliang, Wang Yanhan, etc. came to teach at the school, Become an important founder of school teaching and scientific research and discipline construction. The total number of faculty and staff is 1,834, including 1114 full-time teachers, 641 full-time teachers and associate professors, accounting for 57.5% of the total number of full-time teachers. Among them are Dai Qingxia, Mu Zhongjian, Hu Zhenhua, Shi Zhengyi, Liu Bingjiang, Ma Yue, Mi Ruoru, Li Kuizheng, Yang Shengmin, Jin Binghao, Xue Dayuan, and many emerging young and middle-aged talents, which have gradually become academic leaders. In addition, the school employs more than 130 foreign experts to teach each year. The school currently has 3 specially-appointed professors from the Yangtze River Scholars Award Program of the Ministry of Education, 63 high-level talents such as young scholars from the Yangtze River Scholars Award Program of the Ministry of Education, and 8 outstanding experts from the National Civil Affairs Commission. There are 2 national teaching teachers, 16 teaching teachers in Beijing, and 21 special government allowances. The school has established exchange and cooperation relationships with more than 200 universities and research institutions in 44 countries and regions, including Yale University in the United States, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, Oxford University, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and Leiden University in the Netherlands. At the university, every year, a group of famous scholars who have important influences in related subject fields visit the school to give lectures and exchanges.

Minzu University of China currently has 1 faculty and 23 colleges, with 65 undergraduate majors covering 10 disciplines, 5 doctoral degree authorization points for first-level disciplines, 5 post-doctoral research stations, and 27 master’s degree masters Authorized points: 3 national key disciplines, 5 provincial and ministerial level key disciplines, 5 first-level and 17 second-level key disciplines, 1 provincial and ministerial cross-disciplinary key discipline, 2 national humanities basic discipline talent training and scientific research bases, 1 Ministry of Education Humanities and social sciences key research base, 1 Ministry of Education key laboratory and 1 Beijing Engineering and Technology Research Center, etc. Nearly 40 provincial and ministerial level scientific research platforms established or commissioned, 1 national experimental teaching demonstration center, 5 Beijing Municipal Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center. In 2018, the school was approved by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission as the Beijing University Student Entrepreneurship Park.

Minzu University of China recruits students from 31 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao regions. There are currently 16,456 full-time students, including 11,248 undergraduates, 5,026 master and doctoral students, and 182 ethnic minors ; Among undergraduates (including preparatory students), the proportion of minority students is 44.6%. The school is a “Chinese Government Scholarship” international student receiving school, with nearly 700 international students from more than 50 countries studying at the school. Since its establishment, the school has sent more than 100,000 graduates of various nationalities to the country. Among them, there are nearly a thousand well-known experts and scholars, nearly a hundred provincial and ministerial-level leading cadres, nearly a thousand leading cadres at the prefectural level, and more than 10,000 leading cadres at the county level. In different positions, they serve the national unity and development of the nation. Career has made outstanding contributions. The Central University for Nationalities has become the cradle for cultivating outstanding talents of ethnic minorities and setting an example for national unity.

Minzu University of China now covers an area of 380,000 square meters, a campus construction area of 592,000 square meters, more than 200,000 square meters of teaching and administrative buildings, and a total asset value of 3.4 billion yuan. The new campus is located on the banks of Qinglong Lake in Fengtai District, Beijing, covering an area of 810,000 square meters. It is currently under construction, and the first batch of students is scheduled to officially enter in September 2020. The school has more than 4.8 million volumes of various books and e-books. The collection of ethnology and Chinese minority languages and literature books ranks among the top universities in China. The school publishing house is the nation’s publishing base for teaching materials and works on ethnic disciplines. The Journal of the Central University for Nationalities and the Research on Ethnic Education are the core national periodicals issued at home and abroad. The National Museum has more than 30,000 precious national cultural relics and has become a patriotic education and teaching practice base for students.


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