Beijing Normal University is a key university directly under the Ministry of Education. It is a well-known university featuring teacher education, educational science, and basic liberal arts disciplines. The predecessor of the school was the Beijing Normal University Normal School founded in 1902. In 1908, it was renamed the Beijing Normal University Superior Normal School. It was established independently, and in 1912 it was renamed Beijing Higher Normal School. In 1923, the school was renamed Beijing Normal University, becoming the first normal university in Chinese history. In 1931 and 1952, Peking Women's Normal University and Fu Jen Catholic University were merged into Beijing Normal University successively.
For more than a hundred years, Beijing Normal University has always shared the same destiny with the progressive cause of the Chinese nation to strive for independence, freedom, democracy, prosperity and strength, and played an important role in the patriotic movements such as "May 4th" and "December 9th". . Represented by Li Dazhao, Lu Xun, Liang Qichao, Qian Xuantong, Wu Chengshi, Li Jinxi, Chen Yuan, Fan Wenlan, Hou Wailu, Bai Shouyi, Zhong Jingwen, Qi Gong, Hu Xianyu, Wang Kunren, Zhou Tingru, etc., a large number of famous teachers and sages are here to promote and encourage Teach. After more than a hundred years of development, the school has been adhering to the fine tradition of "patriotism, progress, honesty, simplicity, truth-seeking and innovation, and being a good example of others" and the school motto of "learning to be a teacher, behaving as a model", forming a "study and self-cultivation, and help the world." The concept of educating people.
During the "Seventh Five-Year Plan" and "Eighth Five-Year Plan" period, Beijing Normal University was identified as one of the first ten major universities in the country. During the "Ninth Five-Year Plan" period, it was included in the "211 Project" construction plan for the first batch. On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary in 2002, the Ministry of Education and Beijing decided to focus on the construction of Beijing Normal University. The Ninth Party Congress of Beijing Municipality will include Beijing Normal University in the ranks of world-class universities that support the construction. During the "Tenth Five-Year Plan" period, the school entered the national "985 Project" construction plan. In 2017, the school entered the national "World-Class University" construction category A list, and 11 disciplines entered the national "World-Class Discipline" construction list.
Beijing Normal University covers an area of 1031 acres (Haidian campus, Xicheng campus), which is the main center of school education and teaching activities. There are more than 24,700 full-time students, including 10,260 undergraduates, 12,891 postgraduates, and more than 1,600 long-term international students. There are currently 3 departments, 23 colleges, 2 departments, and 10 research institutes (institutes). The library has more than 4.65 million books and more than 8.09 million e-books.
The comprehensive strength of Beijing Normal University ranks among the top universities in the country. In 2002, Beijing Normal University became one of the first six universities with the right to independently set up undergraduate majors. There are 69 undergraduate majors, 36 first-level disciplines authorized for master's degree, 24 first-level disciplines authorized for doctoral degree, 144 second-level disciplines authorized for master's degree, 109 second-level disciplines authorized for doctoral degree, and 25 post-doctoral research stations A. 5 first-level disciplines, 11 second-level disciplines were approved as national key disciplines, and 2 second-level disciplines were approved as national key (cultivation) disciplines. There are 5 first-level disciplines Beijing key disciplines, 9 second-level disciplines Beijing key disciplines, and 1 interdisciplinary Beijing key disciplines. The disciplines cover 12 disciplines except military science, forming a comprehensive discipline layout. According to the results of the 2016 first-level discipline evaluation (fourth round) issued by the Ministry of Education's Degree and Graduate Education Development Center, our school has 6 first-level disciplines: education, psychology, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, drama and film and television, and geography. The discipline was rated A+, ranking sixth in the country, 2 first-level disciplines were rated A, and 7 first-level disciplines were rated A-. In the 2017/18 World University Rankings published by the British Higher Education Survey (QS), our school ranked 256th and 8th among universities in mainland China.
Beijing Normal University is an important force in the national humanities and social sciences scientific research and technological innovation. The school has 4 national key laboratories (including 2 joint), 1 national engineering laboratory, 9 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 12 key laboratories in Beijing, 5 engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education, and Beijing Engineering Center 4, 7 humanities and social science key research bases of the Ministry of Education, 4 regional and national research and cultivation bases of the Ministry of Education, 2 Beijing philosophy and social sciences key research bases, 1 national-level collaborative innovation center, Beijing high-precision 1 innovation center. Regularly publish 25 kinds of professional journals.
Beijing Normal University is rich in educational resources and is an important base for training high-quality innovative talents in the country. Now there are 2 national humanities basic disciplines talent training and scientific research bases, 5 national science basic scientific research and teaching talent training bases, 4 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 2 national virtual simulation experimental teaching centers, and talents from the Ministry of Education There are 5 experimental areas for training model innovation. Selected into the National Basic Discipline Top-notch Student Training Experimental Program, and the Animation High-end Talent Joint Training Experimental Program. The school also has a national life science and technology talent training base and a national foreign Chinese teaching talent training base. It is a national university student cultural quality education base.
Beijing Normal University has a reasonable structure and excellent quality of teachers. There are 3,086 faculty members in the school, including 2007 full-time teachers, 91% of full-time teachers have doctoral degrees, and 16% of full-time teachers have overseas education. There are 8 academicians of the two academies, 13 dual-employed academicians, 6 senior professors, 12 long-term project candidates for the Thousand Talents Program, 39 Changjiang Scholars Distinguished Professors, 47 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, and leading talents in the Ten Thousand Talents Program 10 people, 7 national-level teaching teachers in colleges and universities, and 6 national-level innovative research groups. A total of 71 people were selected for the Youth Project of the Thousand Talents Program, top-notch young talents of the Ten Thousand Talents Program, funded by the National Outstanding Youth Science Fund, and young scholars of the "Yangtze River Scholars Award Program".
Beijing Normal University has extensive international cooperation and exchanges. The school has signed cooperation agreements with nearly 500 universities and research institutions in more than 30 countries and regions. Cooperation in student exchange projects. The school has successively established 8 partnerships with the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, San Francisco State University in the United States, the University of Oklahoma, Dawson College in Canada, Aalborg University in Denmark, Macerata University in Italy, the University of William and Mary in the United States, and Tufts University in the United States. Confucius Institute. More than 4,700 long-term and short-term international students from 135 countries and regions are accepted, and the proportion of long-term students with academic qualifications is about 78.5%.
The 13th Party Congress of Beijing Normal University further clarified the orientation of building a “comprehensive, research-oriented, and leading teacher education world-class university with Chinese characteristics”, and put forward the strategic concept of “three steps”, which is clear to this century. Zhongye has entered the forefront of world-class universities. At present, the school is working hard to build a discipline development system with "plateau support and peak leadership" and a school-running pattern of "one body and two wings", continuously deepen comprehensive reforms, and promote the development of various undertakings. Beijing Normal University is moving steadily towards the goal of building a world-class university.