Tonghua Normal University

Tonghua Normal University

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Introduction to Tonghua Normal University

Tonghua Normal University (通化师范学院, website) is the only provincial undergraduate college in the southeast of Jilin Province. It is located in Tonghua City, at the foot of Changbai Mountain, along the Yalu River and on the border between China and North Korea. According to the needs of the development of education, Tonghua Normal School was changed to Tonghua Teachers College in 1958. The history of Tonghua Normal School can be traced back to the Liaodong Provincial (Tonghua) Sixth Normal School established in 1929. In 1978, Tonghua Teachers College was officially upgraded to a regular undergraduate college with the approval of the Ministry of Education and renamed Tonghua Teachers College. The school always adhering to the school motto of Chongdeguangye, and advancing with the times, adheres to the simple educational philosophy, inherits the Jingyu spirit, builds and educates people, and serves the school running characteristics of Changbai Mountain. The school’s school running strategy highlights the advantages of “one soul, one teacher, one mountain, one city, one family, one history”, and has made important contributions to local economic construction and social development. In 2007, the school successfully passed the evaluation of the undergraduate teaching level of the Ministry of Education. In 2016, the school successfully passed the review and evaluation of the undergraduate teaching work of the Ministry of Education. In 2019, the school was rated as a provincial model for transformation and development and a pilot university for comprehensive reform of “three comprehensive education” in Jilin Province.

Tonghua Normal University covers an area of 490,000 square meters, with a building area of 230,000 square meters. The total value of teaching and scientific research equipment is 191,777,000 yuan, and the total number of books in the library is over 2 million. There are 20 secondary colleges, 1 teaching department, and 7 university-level research institutes.

The university recruits students from 27 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions nationwide. There are 11,114 full-time undergraduates, 1,719 college students, and 7,565 students in continuing education. There are 841 faculty members and 724 full-time teachers, including 305 people with senior titles and 691 doctoral and master’s degree staff. In the new century, there are 1 national candidate for the talent project of 10 million, 4 people who enjoy special government allowances from the State Council, 1 national outstanding teacher, 15 top provincial innovative talents, Changbai Mountain scholars, Changbai mountain skilled teachers, and young and middle-aged professionals with outstanding contributions There are 22 technical talents, outstanding teachers in Jilin Province and other outstanding talents, and more than 300 senior experts are hired as guest professors, part-time professors and skilled teachers; there are 8 provincial outstanding teaching teams and 2 provincial scientific research innovation teams.

Tonghua Normal University currently has 51 undergraduate majors, including 19 teacher education majors and 32 non-teacher education majors, covering 9 disciplines including literature, science, law, engineering, medicine, education, management, art, and history. ; There are 2 national specialties (history, physics), 5 provincial high-level specialties (Chinese language and literature, physics, biological sciences, history, Chinese medicine), 7 provincial first-class majors (Chinese Language and Literature, Biological Sciences, History, Chinese Medicine, Preschool Education, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Technology), 3 provincial brand majors (history, biological science, physics), 6 specialty majors (history , Physics, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Chinese Medicine, Chinese Language and Literature), 4 provincial key disciplines (biology, history, education, folklore), 2 provincial characteristic disciplines (Chinese history, Traditional Chinese Medicine), one emerging interdisciplinary (Changbai Mountain Intangible Cultural Heritage). There are 1 national excellent resource sharing course, 1 national video public course, 14 provincial excellent courses, 52 provincial excellent courses, 6 provincial “golden courses” construction projects, and 7 provincial online courses. , 3 provincial teaching reform demonstration courses. 2 provincial-level experimental teaching demonstration centers, 3 provincial-level talent training model innovation experimental areas, 1 provincial-level outstanding engineer pilot professional project, 1 provincial innovation-enterprise demonstration major, 2 provincial-level college students’ off-site practice bases, and provincial-level teachers 1 development demonstration center has been awarded a total of 23 provincial education and teaching achievement awards.

The university highlights Changbai Mountain’s natural resources and historical and cultural research. It has 20 provincial-level scientific research platforms such as provincial humanities and social science bases, provincial key laboratories, new university think tanks with unique characteristics, and major needs collaborative innovation centers. In the past three years, he has undertaken 12 national projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation, the National Social Science Foundation, and the National Art Foundation; 35 scientific research awards above the provincial and ministerial levels; and 65 national patents. Guided by the internationalization of scientific research, three foreign wisdom-inducing projects have been carried out, and the “Changbai Mountain Edible Plant Resource Development International Cooperation Joint Engineering Center” has been established with Lingnan University in Korea.

Tonghua Normal University has established friendly and cooperative relations with 52 colleges and education institutions outside the country (overseas), and has carried out exchange and cultivation of undergraduates in various forms such as exchange students, 2 + 2, 3 + 1, short-term exchanges and paid internships. Project, 257 students have gone abroad (border) to study and exchange. The school has 38 foreign students and 1 language student. Nearly 30 students went to the United States, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Mongolia, Chile, Spain and other countries as volunteer Chinese; the school sent a total of 175 teachers to the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Australia, South Korea, Japan, etc. National and Hong Kong and Taiwan visits, exchanges, trainings, and academic qualifications. Has successively cooperated with Grindo University in the United Kingdom to host a visual communication design major, cooperated with South Korea ’s Lingnan University to host a food science and engineering major, and cooperated with Cheongju University in South Korea to host a Chinese-foreign cooperative education undergraduate education project.

Tonghua Normal University actively promotes school-land cooperation, has signed school-land cooperation agreements with Huinan, Ji’an, Liuhe and other places, established the first rural revitalization college in Jilin Province, and implemented the “Double Hundred and Double Progress” plan. The school attaches great importance to students ‘vocational skills training, and through the implementation of the “Yingshan Red Support Education Program”, it is possible to realize rolling internships for normal students in spring and autumn, to build an integrated model of post, support, and internship, effectively improve students’ practical ability, and strengthen the connotation of application-oriented talents.

Tonghua Normal University has been rated as a national language standardization demonstration school by the National Language Committee, and it has been rated as the advanced collective of employment management in colleges and universities in Jilin Province by the Education Department of Jilin Province.


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