Guangxi Normal University is located in Guilin, an international tourist attraction and a national historical and cultural city. It is a university jointly established by the Ministry of Education and the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a university of the “Basic Capacity Building Project for Universities in the Midwest”, and the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. One of the three top universities. There are 3 campuses in Wangcheng, Yucai, and Yanshan, with a campus area of more than 4,100 acres; more than 2,500 faculty members, nearly 27,000 full-time undergraduates, more than 7,000 master students, more than 350 doctoral students, and nearly 1,700 foreign students of various types There are more than 26,000 adult education students. The school has developed into the "leader" of teacher education in Guangxi, the "main force" of humanities, the "new force" of science and technology, and the "leader" of Guangxi international education. At present, the school is making every effort to promote the construction of "double first-class" and comprehensive reform and strive to achieve the goal of building a domestic first-class, internationally renowned, and distinctive teacher education feature.
The school has a rich history and culture. The predecessor of the school-Guangxi Provincial Teachers College was founded in 1932. It is the beginning of higher normal education in Guangxi. It is one of the earliest higher normal schools in China. It has been renamed six times, relocated eight times, and adjusted four times. During the Anti-Japanese War, together with Southwest Normal University and Kunming Normal University, it became the three famous higher normal colleges in the rear of the Anti-Japanese University and was known as the "fortress of Southwest Democracy." From 1943 to 1978, it was the only university in Guangxi that cultivated undergraduate teachers. In 1983, it was renamed Guangxi Normal University. Since the establishment of the school, Yang Dongxin, Xue Muqiao, Chen Wangdao, Ouyang Yuqian, Lin Liru, Chen Hansheng, Xia Zhengnong, as well as Zeng Zuozhong, Zhang Yunying, Xie Houfan, Chen Bokang, Lin Huanping, Zhong Wendian, Wu Chundao, etc. have gathered a large number of celebrities, experts and scholars. With the school motto spirit of "Taoism, Dedication and Joyful Groups", teaching and learning, promoting culture and teaching, cultivated nearly 400,000 teachers and other professionals for the country, especially Guangxi. In 2012, when Liu Yandong, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and State Councilor, inspected the school, he encouraged teachers and students to "build a first-class university with unique characteristics."
The school's science and education platform is relatively high. There are 21 existing teaching colleges (departments), 82 full-time general undergraduate majors, 6 first-level discipline doctoral degree authorization points (Marxist theory, chemistry, Chinese language and literature, education, software engineering, physical education), 3 Post-doctoral research mobile station, 30 first-level discipline master's degree authorization points, 18 master's professional degree authorization points. In the fourth round of national discipline evaluation, 6 disciplines (Marxist theory, pedagogy, Chinese language and literature, chemistry, software engineering, and fine arts) ranked among the top 40% of the country, among which Marxist theory was awarded B+.
The school's five first-level disciplines, including Marxist theory, pedagogy, Chinese language and literature, chemistry, and software engineering, have been awarded the first-class discipline construction project in Guangxi, and physics has been awarded the first-class discipline construction and cultivation project in Guangxi. There are 35 key disciplines in Guangxi (universities), and the two disciplines of chemistry and engineering have entered the top 1% of the international ESI rankings. The disciplines and majors cover 10 categories. The disciplines of liberal arts, doctoral programs, master programs, and autonomous region-level liberal arts key disciplines are among the top universities in Guangxi. There are 1 provincial and ministerial joint establishment of the State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Resources Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Molecular Engineering, 1 provincial and ministerial joint establishment of the "Guangxi National Medicine Collaborative Innovation Center" of the Ministry of Education, 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, and 1 Ministry of Education National and regional research centers, 1 Guangxi engineering technology research center, 6 Guangxi key laboratories, 16 Guangxi University key laboratories, 6 Guangxi university humanities and social science key research bases (30 in the region), 5 Guangxi Collaborative Innovation Center, 3 national-level experimental teaching demonstration centers, 10 autonomous region-level experimental teaching demonstration centers, 6 autonomous region-level virtual simulation experimental teaching demonstration centers, 3 autonomous region talent training model innovation experimental areas, 1 Guangxi excellent teacher education Collaborative Innovation Center, a joint training base for 14 autonomous region-level graduate students.
The school has a collection of 3.5992 million paper books, 971,500 Chinese and foreign periodicals, and 2.44 million electronic books. It has the National Humanities Basic Discipline (Chinese Language and Literature) Talent Training Base, the National University Student Cultural Quality Education Base (joint), the third batch of national key Marxist colleges of the Central Propaganda Department, the National Social Sports Instructor Training Base, and the Sports Culture Development Center of the State Sports General Administration Research base, national training base for key teachers of primary and secondary schools, national key construction of vocational education teacher training base, national language commission language application training base, Ministry of Education college counselor training and research base, Ministry of Education national college ideological and political work team training A number of national-level teaching and research platform bases, such as the Research and Training Center, the Ministry of Education's Continuing Education Demonstration Base for Higher Schools, the Basic Education Curriculum Research Center of the Ministry of Education, and the National Research and Training Base of the "Young Marxist Cultivation Project" of the Communist Youth League Central. The school is the main node backing unit of CERNET in Guilin, South China, and the main unit of Guangxi's implementation of the "Humanistic Strong Gui" construction project. In 2009, the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region established the Guangxi Humanities and Social Sciences Development Research Center in the school.
The quality of the school's teachers is excellent. The school has more than 2,000 full-time teachers, nearly 400 full-time teachers, senior professional titles accounted for 48.68% of the full-time teachers; more than 700 doctoral degrees, master degrees, or above accounted for 84.87% of the total. There are 1203 master tutors and 174 doctoral tutors. The school has about 160 high-level talents at the national, provincial, and ministerial levels. Among them are the national "Ten Thousand Talents Program" scientific and technological innovation leaders, philosophy and social sciences leaders, the National "Ten Thousand Talents Program" tens of millions of project leaders, the national "Yangtze River More than 20 national-level talents such as "Scholars" distinguished professors, national talents project candidates, national cultural masters and "four batches" talents, national-level teaching teachers, etc., and all kinds of national-level talent titles have been completed (including double-appointed academicians) ); There are about 140 provincial and ministerial talents such as Guangxi Academician Reserve candidates, Guangxi Bagui Scholars, Guangxi Special Experts, Guangxi Outstanding Experts, and Guangxi Ten Hundred Thousand Talents Project candidates.
The school's teaching reform has achieved remarkable results. The school has won 16 national-level first-class undergraduate professional construction sites, 7 national first-class courses, 7 national-level characteristic professional construction sites, 1 national professional comprehensive reform pilot, 1 reform project of the Ministry of Education's outstanding teacher training plan, and the national quality video is released. 3 courses, 6 national quality resource sharing courses, 2 national quality courses, 1 national bilingual demonstration course, 2 national teaching teams, 1 national off-campus practice education base for college students, and won the national mark The sexual achievements are among the best among similar colleges in the western region and universities in Guangxi; they have won 13 national teaching achievement awards, including 1 first prize, 11-second prizes, and 1 excellence award. There are 8 autonomous region-level first-class undergraduate majors, 15 superior specialty majors, 11 autonomous regional high-quality majors, 8 autonomous regional online open courses, 27 autonomous regional first-class courses, 27 excellent courses, and 4 autonomous regional-level premium video open courses, 11 specialties and curriculum integration projects in the autonomous region, and 10 teaching teams in the autonomous region. The school has achieved remarkable results in innovation and entrepreneurship education. In the past four national "Internet +" college students' innovation and entrepreneurship competitions, a total of 1 gold, 6 silver, and 8 bronze scores have been obtained.
In addition, the school has always adhered to the mission and responsibility of teacher education, established the teacher education development thinking of "leading Guangxi, building brand, serving foundation, and going overseas", becoming the "cradle" of teacher education in Guangxi, and forming teachers covering all levels and types. The “full coverage” system of training has constructed an “integrated” model of pre-service and post-service training for teachers and has actively explored the development of basic education and vocational education in Guangxi.
The school has achieved fruitful scientific research results. During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, the number of scientific research projects and scientific research funding of the school has increased significantly, and 1,848 scientific research projects of various levels have been obtained. Among them, they have undertaken national projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation, the National Social Science Foundation, and the National Spark Program. 342 items with a total of about 556 million yuan in scientific research funding (R&D funding). So far, scientific research achievements have won 1 Guangxi Science and Technology Special Contribution Award, 10 Guangxi Science and Technology Awards, 30-second prizes, 37 third prizes, and 987 authorized patents. The annual number of projects approved by the National Social Science Fund has been ranked among the top 100 in the country for 9 consecutive years, and 5 major projects of the National Social Science Fund have been awarded. Won 3-second prizes and 4 third prizes of China University Humanities and Social Science Research Outstanding Achievement Awards; 1-second prize and 4 third prizes of the National Educational Science Research Outstanding Achievement Award; Guangxi Social Science Outstanding Achievement Awards 557, There are 30 first prizes. Two textbooks have been awarded as national planning textbooks during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan.
The school cultural industry is booming. Guangxi Normal University Press was established in November 1986. As the first batch of university presses in the country to transfer enterprises, it formally established Guangxi Normal University Press Group on June 28, 2009. It is China’s first local university press group and The first publishing group in Guangxi. In recent years, it has successively acquired the Australian Visual Publishing Group and the British ACC Publishing Group, leading the way to build a multinational publishing group with a mature and complete industrial chain.
Now it has more than 30 companies and branches located in Guilin, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and other places as well as the United States, Britain, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Croatia, Japan, and other countries. In the comprehensive evaluation organized by industry organizations in recent years, the comprehensive strength has ranked among the top ten of China University Press. More than 20 books have won the "Five One Project Award", "China Publishing Government Award", "China Outstanding Publication Award", "China Good Book" and other national book awards, and nearly 10 books have been awarded "The World's Most Beautiful Book". China’s most beautiful book”; successively rated as the National Advanced Collective for Teaching Material Management in Colleges and Universities, Advanced University Publishing House, and as a Good Publishing House, Advanced Publishing Unit by the General Administration of Press and Publication; selected as the second batch of digital publishing transformation demonstration units in the country, The pilot unit of the knowledge service model (comprehensive category) has been selected as the "National Cultural Export Key Enterprise" three times, and has been ranked among the top 20 influential Chinese book overseas collections for 7 consecutive years; has been named the "Annual Tribute Publishing House" of Shenzhen Book Month and Shanghai Book Fair "The most appealing publishing house", Beijing Book Order Fair "Reader's Favorite Publishing House" and other honors.
The school has extensive international exchanges. It has established cooperative and exchange relationships with more than 200 universities and institutions in more than 40 countries and regions and has 3 Confucius Institutes and 1 Confucius Classroom overseas. The school is a demonstration base for studying in China by the Ministry of Education, a Chinese education base for the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, and an international student receiving unit for the “Chinese Government Scholarship” of the Ministry of Education, the “Confucius Institute Scholarship” of Hanban, and the “ASEAN Scholarship” of Guangxi Government. In the past ten years, nearly 16,000 long-term and short-term international students from more than 80 countries have been accepted. In 2018, it passed the quality certification of studying in China by the Ministry of Education. The school's Wangcheng and Yucai campuses were once the school-running sites of Vietnamese schools. From here, more than 10 Vietnamese national leaders and more than 40 Vietnamese provincial and ministerial leaders have come out. It is currently the domestic university that accepts and trains Vietnamese students the most, and it is also the only university in the country. Confucius Institutes are established in Vietnam. In 2018, the school established the Vietnam Research Institute to focus on building a Vietnamese research think tank platform.
The school has a good social reputation. The school party committee was named "National Advanced Primary Party Organization". The school was awarded "National Civilized Campus", "National Advanced Unit of School Art Education Work", "Model School of School Management by the Ministry of Education", "National Demonstration School for Standardization of Languages and Characters", "Safe and Civilized Campus", "Green University", "Special School for National Defense Education", etc. title. The school won an excellent grade in the evaluation of the undergraduate teaching work level of the Ministry of Education in 2008 and was highly recognized by the evaluation expert group in the review and evaluation of the undergraduate teaching work of the Ministry of Education in 2016. The school's educational affairs office has been rated as "National Excellent Academic Affairs Office" for three consecutive times, and the school's higher education research office has been awarded the title of "National Excellent Higher Education Research Institution" for three consecutive times. The Scientific Research Office was rated as "National Advanced Unit of Science and Technology Management in Colleges and Universities", "National Advanced Collective of Scientific Research Management (Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences) in General Colleges and Universities", and "National Advanced Team of Science and Technology Management in Colleges and Universities". In 2017, the school was rated as the second batch of national demonstration universities for deepening innovation and entrepreneurship education reform. In 2019, the school was rated as the National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Typical Experience University (Top 50 Innovation and Entrepreneurship).