Nanjing Normal University

Nanjing Normal University
Nanjing Normal University
Motto 正德厚生,笃学敏行
Established 1902 (1902)
Type Public
President yongzhong song 宋永忠
Academic staff 1740
Location , Jiang Su, China
Campus Rural
Former names

Teacher's college,Nanjing University(1949-1952),

Institute of education,National Central University(1927-1949)
Colours white
JingWen Library at the university

Nanjing Normal University (NNU), (Chinese: 南京师范大学; pinyin: Nánjīng Shīfàn Dàxué) is a normal university located in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

Nanjing Normal University was originally named Sanjiang Normal Institute, which was established in 1902 by Zhang Zhidong, the Governor-General of Jiangsu and Jiangxi. After that, it was renamed Liangjiang Excellent Normal Institute in 1905, National Nanjing Higher Normal School in 1914, various other names, and finally being named Nanjing University entering into the "211 Project" key construction college ranks.[1]

The International Research And Training Centre For Rural Education (INRULED) is affiliated with the Education Faculty.

The university has three campuses:

  • Suiyuan(Ninghai Road 122,Gulou District) Suiyuan campus is the National unit key cultural relics protection, which is called as "The most beautiful campus in the East".
  • Zijin(Bancang Road 78, Jiangning District)
  • Xianlin (Xianlin Road, Qixia District):

Xianlin is the newest part, with stadium and a large, modern library established in 2001. The library is the largest in terms of the single building area in Jiangsu Province.[clarification needed][2] The campus itself occupys an area of 5,200 square metres. Xianlin campus is divided into four parts, east, west, north and south. Most of the Arts professional concentrated in Xianlin campus. Also, most of the undergraduates are studying in this campus.


The university today

The school is now ranked as one of the top 5 normal universites in China, and its overall ranking is around 50 in the National College Ranking.

The university itself now consists of 24 varied faculties and another two independent ones. Within the 24 varied faculties, there is one newly-founded faculty called the Faculty of Teachers' Education of Nanjing Normal University. The university now it has 6 national key disciplines, 3 national key cultivated disciplines, and 7 Jiangsu preponderant disciplines, including history, teaching, philosophy, science, engineering, economy, law, tubes, agriculture, medicine and art etc.

In 2006, the Nanjing Normal University-Jiangsu Institute of Education joint training 4-years undergraduate program was permitted by the Ministry of Education of PRC.Some 2010 graduates,the first session of the joint training program,had received their undergraduate diplomas and Bachelor degrees from Nanjing Normal University,and got their The Teacher Certification from Jiangsu Institute of Education.[3]

Teaching staff

Until 2007, June, Nanjing Normal University has 1,528 full-time teachers, including two academicians, 323 professors, 552 associate professors, 502 lecturers, 151 teaching assistants. Among all the teachers, 1,152 of them have the graduate degrees, which accounts for 73%. There are two academicians of Chinese Academy of Science: LiJijun (李吉均)[4] in College of Geography, who mainly studies in glaciology, geomorphology and quaternary, and SongDaxiang (宋大祥) in College of Life Science, who mainly studies in Spider-shaped animal systematics.

Graduate programs

Nanjing Normal University was one the first higher education institutions in China which resumed graduate programs in 1978. Its student enrollment is over 4,600. It offers 94 master's degree programs, 42 Ph.D programs, and seven post-doctoral stations, as well as Master of Education program. Disciplines include Philosophy, Economics, Law, Educational Science, Arts, History, Engineering, Science, Administration, and Agriculture.

There are 137 Ph.D. supervisors and 450 MA supervisors. Since 1978, over 1,750 students have received master's degrees; more than 290 students have received doctoral degrees. The university has enrolled postgraduate students from all over the world including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Russia. Instructors and students have gone to universities abroad for joint education programs and degree studies.

Colleges and schools

There are 25 colleges and schools in the unniversity that offer 146 doctoral programs, 246 master's degree programs and 80 undergraduate's programes. Jinling Women’s College

School of Intensive Programs

School of Law

School of Social Development

School of Geographical Science

School of Physical Education

School of Chinese Language & Literature

School of Journalism and Communications

School of Mathematics

School of Computer Science

School of Life Science

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

School of Public Administration

School of Education Science

School of Physical Science and Technology

School of Music

School of Dynamics Engineering

School of Business

School of Foreign Languages and Cultures

School of Chemistry and Materials Science

School of Fine Arts

College of Teacher Education

International College for Chinese Studies

The independent college:

Taizhou College of Nanjing Normal University

Zhongbei College of Nanjing Normal University

School forum

the logo of YangFan Forum

The forum is the school forum of NanJing Normal University. Founded in 2008 by the students,[5] the forum is a school organization which advocates multicultural university, improves after-school activities and makes the school activities and Internet culture develop together.

During the developing process, YangFan get the real supports from the The school committee, the Information Center,some colleges and school organizations. The goals of YangFan are several points: Fairness and justice are neccessary; Each students in it can develop their own character free. Also, it works for providing a happy and healthy Internet world for everyone. These goals are just the reason why the forum can make cooperations with other legal party and make the students' lives more colourful in the university.

Alma mater of Nanjing Normal University,[6]


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Coordinates: 32°03′21.61″N 118°45′52.27″E / 32.0560028°N 118.7645194°E / 32.0560028; 118.7645194

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