Huazhong Normal University

Central China Normal University (CCNU) (Chinese: 华中师范大学, traditional Chinese characters: 華中師範大學, Pinyin: Huázhōng Shīfàn Dàxué), located in Wuhan, China is a university directly under the control of the Chinese Ministry of Education.

CCNU is a key normal university directly administered by PRC Ministry of Education. Located in Wuhan, a major hub of transportation, it has a campus of over 2,000 mu with a construction area of more than 600,000 square meters on Guizishan, a hill bordering the East Lake and the South Lake. It has brilliant flowers and green wood all year round. With a serene environment, especially the fragrance of osmanthus flowers all over, the campus is an ideal place for study.

A hundred years of vicissitudes and hard work fostered this celebrated university. The predecessor of CCNU is the combination of Huazhong University, Zhonghua University and the Pedagogical College of Zhongyuan University, with Huazhong University as the main part. Huazhong University was the largest and most influential mission university in South Central China, it developed from Wenhua Academy (the first college of mission school) that was founded in 1903. In 1951, the public Huazhong University came into being after the Pedagogical College of Zhongyuan University merged with Huazhong University. Then, it was reorganized into Huazhong Higher Normal School in 1952 and later renamed Huazhong Teachers College in 1953. In 1985, the university was formally renamed as Central China Normal University and Deng Xiaoping, one of the founders of Zhongyuan University, inscribed the new name of the university. In1993, President Jiang Zemin wrote an inscription for CCNU’s commitment to “Developing normal education and improving nationals’ quality".

CCNU has made noticeable achievements in scientific research. Since the 7th Five-Year Plan was carried out, our teaching staff have been entrusted with a great many important scientific research projects such as national high-tech project 863,national "Torch Program"

CCNU carries on a wide range of international academic exchanges. It has regular academic links and cooperation with more than 20 universities, colleges and research institutes in America, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, France, Italy, Britain, Japan, Switzerland, Bulgaria

Foreign experts and teachers are regularly invited to teach at the university and many faculty members have been sent abroad for further study, visit or joint research. Most of them have returned home and become the backbone in teaching and research; a good number of them are active on international academic rostrum and have made admirable contributions to science, technology, culture and education exchanges between China and foreign nations. CCNU had set a goal to reshape itself to be comprehensive in curriculums and research-oriented with distinctive features. With boundless enthusiasm and enterprising spirit, the faculty and students of CCNU are determined to make greater progress o build CCNUU into a high-level university well-known both at home and abroad.

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