Guizhou Normal University (GZNU) was founded in 1941. Originally, it was named as National Guiyang Teachers’ College. After the founding of People’s Republic of China, it was renamed as Guiyang Teachers’ College. In 1985, it was formally entitled Guizhou Normal University and honored as one of the provincial key universities in 1996. In 2004, the Provincial Vocational College of Technology incorporated in GZNU. In 2006, GZNU was listed in the Universities of Western Counterpart Support Program and has set up relationship with Xiamen University. In 2008, GZNU was entitled as one of “Outstanding Universities” during the Undergraduate Teaching Assessment issued by Ministry of Education. It was granted the authorization of doctorate degree in July 2013. GZNU is located in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou Province. There are 3 campuses at present, which are Baoshan Campus, Baiyun Campus and Huaxi Campus, with a total area over 3,000 mu (about 200.1 hectares). On the three campuses, there are more than 25000 full-time undergraduates, more than 2700 postgraduates, and with staff of 2434.
GZNU comprises 20 Schools and 1 Department for the teaching of college English. There are 4 first-level disciplines for Doctor’s degree, 16 first-level disciplines for Master’s degree, 5 Master’s degree programs for specialized subjects, 75 undergraduate majors. Disciplines in GZNU cover more than 10 disciplines, including Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Management and Arts. GZNU has developed to the construction of a teaching and research university with the distinctive, multidisciplinary and coordinated teachers’ education.
At present, GZNU has 1742 full-time teachers, among whom there are 285 professors, 601 associate professors, and 329 teachers with Doctor’s Degree, 1202 with Master’s Degree. Since 2010, GZNU has undertaken 958 research projects at or above provincial and ministerial levels with an amount of scientific research funds of 270 million RMB. At the same time, GZNU is also authorized of 53 patents and has published more than 202 academic monographs, and more than 2800 academic paper are collected by SCI, EI, ISTP, CSSCI, CSCD. GZNU boasts an advanced campus network and computer management, covering all campuses. Libraries are abundant in stock, with 2315000 printed books, over 2500 domestic and foreign newspapers, over 1350000 e-books in Chinese and foreign languages, 68 databases in Chinese and foreign languages, 10 self-built databases and up to 60.6 TB of digital resources.
GZNU attaches great importance to intercommunication and cooperation, and actively conducts academic exchange with universities and institutions abroad. It has, so far, established long-term links and cooperation with over 40 universities, colleges, and research institutions in the USA, England, Australia, Portugal, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, to name a few. Exchange programs in training students and teachers have already been carried out with a few universities in the USA, Portugal, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Indonesia. GZNU has cooperated with Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to carry out Higher National Diploma (HND) program and establishes International General Education Curriculum Program (IGEC) of undergraduates-level. In 2013, GZNU has been formally approved as Chinese Government Scholarship students training university.
With the history of over 70 years’ accumulation and development, GZNU has gradually formed a university spirit of “patriotism, devotion, dedication, self-reliance”, and followed the University Motto of “contemplation, honesty, erudition, creativity”, GZNU has been developing toward the construction of a teaching and research university with the distinctive, multidisciplinary and coordinated teachers’ education in goal ahead. GZNU is enthusiastically seeking to expand its educational resources through the cooperation with universities and colleges around the world. We welcome those interested in discussing possible exchange programs with us!