East China Normal University is a comprehensive research university sponsored by the state, supervised by the Ministry of Education, and jointly established by the Ministry of Education and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government.
The school was established on October 16, 1951, based on Daxia University (1924) and Guanghua University (1925). At the same time, it was transferred to some departments of St. John's University, Fudan University, Tongji University, and Zhejiang University. , Founded on the original site of Daxia University.
In 1959, the school was designated by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China as one of the 16 key colleges and universities in the country. In 1972, the school merged with Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai Sport University and other institutions and changed its name to Shanghai Normal University.
In 1978, the school was again recognized as a national key university. In 1980, the school restored the name of East China Normal University. In 1986, the school was approved by the State Council to become one of the 33 higher education institutions that established graduate schools.
In 1996, it was included in the "211 Project" national key construction university ranks. From 1997 to 1998, Shanghai Preschool Teachers College, Shanghai Institute of Education, and Shanghai Second Education College were merged successively.
In 2002, following the strategic deployment of Shanghai's university layout and structural adjustment, the school initiated the Minhang campus planning and construction, and in 2006 the main body was relocated to the Minhang campus, forming a school-running pattern of "one school, two districts, and joint development".
In 2006, the Ministry of Education and Shanghai decided to focus on the construction of East China Normal University, and the school entered the ranks of the national "985 Project" universities.
In 2017, the school entered the ranks of the national world-class university construction colleges and universities and fully embarked on a new journey to build a first-class university rooted in China.
Lide tree people, climb high, and go far. As the first socialist normal university established by the People's Republic of China, the school has always adhered to the lofty ideals of "the creation of wisdom, the fusion of character, and the development of the nation and society", and abides by the school motto of "seeking truth, creating, and being a teacher".
Fully implement the party's education policy and various decision-making arrangements, implement the fundamental task of cultivating people for the party and the country, in accordance with the spirit of the 13th Party Congress of the school and the "13th Five-Year" development plan The "Outline" and the "World-Class University Construction Plan" determined the construction goal path, centered on the responsibility mission of "education, civilization, and development", continued to strengthen the comprehensive and strict governance of the party.
Promoted all-round education for all employees, and focused on the implementation of education and teaching innovation Leading, optimizing and improving subject scientific research, national strategically accurate docking project.
Focusing on the five action plans of "education +" "ecology + "health +" "intelligence +" "international +", achieving the first-class school goal in three steps: to be completed by 2020 A world-renowned high-level university with distinctive characteristics and outstanding advantages.
It will approach the level of a world-class university by 2035 and build a world-class university by the middle of this century. To realize the glorious cause of "building a country with education" and "building a country with education", it serves the Chinese nation Great revival to make new and greater contributions!
The school currently has 4 departments: the Department of Earth Sciences, the Department of Education, the Department of Economics and Management, and the Department of Information; 30 full-time colleges.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Chinese Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Political Science) , School of Marxism, School of Law, School of Social Development, School of Foreign Languages, School of International Chinese Culture, School of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, School of Sports and Health, School of Communication, School of Music, School of Fine Arts, School of Design, School of Mathematical Sciences, Physics and School of Electronic Science, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, School of Life Sciences, School of Computer Science and Technology, School of Software Engineering, School of Data Science and Engineering, School of Communication and Electronic Engineering, School of Geographical Sciences, School of Urban and Regional Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Sciences College, Ocean Science College, Teacher Education College, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Statistics, Asia-Europe Business School.
4 colleges: Meng Xiancheng College, Economic Management College, Daxia College, Guanghua College; 8 entity research Institutes: Simian Humanities Advanced Research Institute, International Relations and Regional Development Research Institute, Estuary and Coastal Science Research Institute, Urban Development Research Institute, National Education Macro Policy Research Institute, Joint Research Institute of Translational Science and Technology, Chongming Ecological Research Institute, Brain Science And Education Innovation Research Institute; 2 national key laboratories.
State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy Science and Technology; 2 management colleges: Open Education College/Shanghai Teacher Development College, Innovation and Entrepreneurship College. There is also the Principal Training Center of the Ministry of Education in the school.
As of October 2020, the school has 30 first-level disciplines authorized for doctoral degrees, 36 first-level disciplines authorized for master's degrees, 21 types of master's professional degrees, as well as doctoral professional degrees of education, 26 post-doctoral research stations, 84 Undergraduate.
It has 2 national first-level key disciplines of pedagogy and geography, 5 national second-level key disciplines, 5 national key cultivation disciplines, 12 Class A disciplines in the fourth round of the Ministry of Education evaluation, and 6 Shanghai peak disciplines (I 2 categories, 2 categories II, 2 categories IV), 12 Shanghai key disciplines and 17 Shanghai first-class disciplines (4 category A, 13 category B). The school has 4,394 faculty members.
Including 2,352 full-time teachers. There are 1,969 professors and teachers with other senior professional titles, including 18 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering (including dual-appointed academicians), and 247 candidates for various national and Shanghai talent programs.
There are 16,273 full-time undergraduate students; 3,630 doctoral students and 15,305 master students; 1,527 international students (degree students).
The main campuses of the school are Minhang Campus (Address: No. 500 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai) and Zhongshan North Road Campus (Address: No. 3663, Zhongshan North Road, Shanghai). The campus covers a total area of about 207 hectares.
The school's science and engineering department has 2 national key laboratories, 1 national engineering technology research center, 1 national field scientific observation and research station, 1 national-level international joint research center, 7 key laboratories and engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education, 1 2 Joint Laboratories for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Education, 1 Strategic Research Base of the Ministry of Education and Soft Science Research Base of Colleges and Universities, 1 Field Scientific Observation and Research Station of the Ministry of Education, 1 Research Center of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, 1 Key Laboratory of the National Press and Publication Administration , 1 Engineering Technology Innovation Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources, 10 Shanghai Key Laboratories and Engineering Technology Research Centers, 1 Shanghai Engineering Research Center, 1 Shanghai Field Scientific Observation and Research Station, 1 Shanghai Soft Science Research Base , 1 Shanghai Collaborative Innovation Center.
The school's liberal arts has 6 key research bases for humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, 1 national key research base for textbook construction, 11 Shanghai innovation research bases for philosophy and social sciences, and decision-making consulting research by the Shanghai Municipal People's Government Base studios, 4 Shanghai University think tanks, 9 Shanghai university "Lide Shuren" humanities and social science key research bases, and 7 national and regional research centers have been registered by the Ministry of Education. There are 6 national humanities and science basic disciplines talent training and scientific research bases, 2 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 1 national virtual simulation experiment teaching center, and 8 Shanghai experimental teaching demonstration centers.
The school sponsors and undertakes 23 Chinese academic journals in the humanities and social sciences, 4 English academic journals, more than 4.8 million printed documents in the library collections of the two campuses, and 158 various electronic document databases (450 sub-libraries). The school has established an education group, and currently has 47 affiliated primary and secondary schools and kindergartens run by itself and co-organized (officially enrolled in school).
School continuing education adheres to the separation of management and operation, actively implements national mandatory plan projects, cultivates high-quality non-academic education projects, and develops a school-based training network platform.
The school focuses on international cooperation and exchanges. It has established strategic partnerships with world-renowned universities such as the French Normal University Group, New York University, the University of Virginia, the University of British Columbia in Canada, the University of Queensland in Australia, and the University of Tokyo in Japan. It has established strategic partnerships with more than 300 universities and scientific research in the world.
The institution has signed an academic cooperation and exchange agreement. Established the Sino-French Joint Graduate School with the French Normal University Group; established the Sino-French Science and Society Joint Research Institute with the French Normal University of Lyon and the French National Research Center.
Shanghai New York University, co-founded with the New York University of the United States, is the first independent legal person qualification A university founded by China and the United States; cooperated with the Lyon Business School in France to establish the Asia-Europe Business School; cooperated with the University of Haifa in Israel to establish a joint institute of translational science and technology, and cooperated with the University of Alberta in Canada to establish an advanced science and technology joint Research Institute.
The school has a training base for international Chinese language teachers, as a Chinese partner institution to build 4 Confucius Institutes and 1 independent Confucius Classroom.