Jilin Normal University is a key university in Jilin Province. The school was founded in 1958. After more than 60 years of construction and development, it has formed a school system that integrates undergraduates, postgraduates, international students and continuing education students, featuring teacher education, and coordinated development of multiple disciplines. The current party secretary is Professor Xu Caishan, and the principal is Professor Yang Xiaotian.
The school has two campuses, Siping and Changchun, covering an area of 1 million square meters and a building area of 680,000 square meters. The campus has a comfortable environment, complete infrastructure and complete functions. There are 21 colleges, 2 teaching departments, 43 research institutes, and 182 laboratories. The total value of the school's teaching and research equipment is 438 million yuan, and the total value of fixed assets is 1.684 billion yuan. The library has a collection of 2,834,100 books.
The school currently has 17,405 full-time undergraduates, 2602 postgraduates, 141 international students, and 1,751 junior college students. The school has 1,636 faculty members, including 171 senior seniors and 481 associate seniors; 61 doctoral tutors and 490 master tutors; 4 dual-employed academicians, national-level candidates for the "New Century Talent Project" 1 person, 12 recipients of special government allowances from the State Council, 2 national outstanding teachers, 5 new century outstanding talents from the Ministry of Education, 3 provincial senior experts, 29 provincial top-notch innovative talents, and young and middle-aged professional technical talents with outstanding contributions 13 people, Changbai Mountain scholars, 10 Changbai Mountain skilled teachers, 2 provincial lecturers, 13 provincial teaching teachers, 9 provincial outstanding teachers, 3 provincial cross-century academic and technological leaders reserve candidates, 5 provincial middle-aged and young backbone teachers, 2 provincial teaching rookies. The school was rated as "Advanced Unit for Talent Work" by the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee and the People's Government of Jilin Province.
The school insists on centering on education and teaching, and maintains the advantages of undergraduate teaching. There are 67 undergraduate majors, covering 9 disciplines of literature, history, law, education, science, engineering, art, management, and economics. Among them, there are 7 national-level first-class undergraduate majors, 1 national-level comprehensive reform pilot major, and 5 national-level characteristic majors. The school was selected as a reform institution of the Ministry of Education's Excellent Teacher Training Program. 1 national-level teacher education quality resource sharing project, 2 national-level quality video public courses, 1 national experimental teaching demonstration center, 1 national off-campus practice base for college students, and 1 national-level teacher team building demonstration project. 8 provincial-level first-class undergraduate majors, 13 provincial-level characteristic high-level majors, 7 provincial-level brand majors, 12 provincial-level characteristic majors, 4 provincial-level transformation and development demonstration majors (groups), provincial-level undergraduates There are 5 comprehensive reform projects for college-enterprise cooperation in applied majors (groups) of universities, 3 pilot majors for the education and training of outstanding engineers at the provincial level; 1 training base for top-notch students in basic disciplines at the provincial level, and 2 demonstration projects for undergraduate talent training reform at the provincial level. There are 5 experimental areas for training innovative talents, 9 provincial-level quality online development courses, 5 provincial-level golden course construction project courses, 28 provincial-level quality courses, 4 provincial-level teacher education quality resource sharing programs, and provincial-level excellent 67 courses; 1 Huang Danian-style teaching team in provincial universities, 13 provincial excellent teaching teams, 9 provincial experimental teaching demonstration centers, 4 provincial college students' off-campus practice education bases, and 1 provincial engineering innovation training center. The School of Marxism was selected as one of the first batches of key Marxist colleges in Jilin Province. The Propaganda Department of the Jilin Provincial Party Committee and the school jointly established the School of Journalism and Communication.
The school has won 7 National Teaching Achievement Awards for 7 consecutive years. It is the only provincial university in Jilin Province that has won this award. He has won 69 provincial teaching achievement awards and 72 provincial educational technology achievement awards. The school is "National University Student Cultural Quality Education Base", "Jilin Province University Student Cultural Quality Demonstration Base", "Jilin Province University Student Mental Health Education Practice Base". Students' extracurricular activities are rich and colorful, and they have repeatedly achieved good results in the "Challenge Cup" National College Students Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Competition, "Creating Youth" National College Student Entrepreneurship Competition, and National College Student Art Performances. The school has been rated as "National Advanced Unit of Social Practice Activities of "Three Going to the Country" in the Summer Vacation of National College Student Volunteers" by the Central Propaganda Department, Ministry of Education, Youth League Central Committee, and the National Federation of Students 8 times, and has been awarded the "National May Fourth Red Flag" many times. Honorary titles such as Youth League Committee, “Provincial May Fourth Red Flag Youth League Committee Model”, and China Volunteer Work Organization Award.
The school vigorously develops the education of postgraduates and international students. There is 1 doctoral degree authorization site in "Manchu History and Culture", 20 master degree authorization sites for first-level disciplines, and 9 master professional degree authorization sites, covering philosophy, economics, law, 10 disciplines including pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering, management, and art. There are 13 provincial-level characteristic high-level disciplines, and 3 provincial universities are the most important disciplines. The school is a "Chinese Government Scholarship Program for Studying in China". It enrolls more than 300 foreign students from nearly 20 countries every year and has a Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) test center.
The school’s scientific research has developed rapidly. There is currently an innovation team of the Ministry of Education and 42 scientific research and innovation platforms at or above the provincial level, including 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education. Since 2015, presided over 1 national 863 plan project, 5 national key research and development project projects, presided over 92 national natural science fund projects, presided over 2 major national social science fund projects, 28 national social science planning projects, and national art fund 9 items. 1439 published academic papers were collected by SCI, and 316 journal papers were collected by CSSCI. Published 195 academic monographs and textbooks. Obtained 136 authorized invention patents, and received 71 scientific research awards at or above the provincial and ministerial level.
The school is active in foreign exchanges and actively builds an international cooperation platform. At present, it has established friendly cooperative relations with 115 universities and scientific research institutions in 26 countries, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Extensive and in-depth cooperation has been carried out in promoting and cooperating in running schools. Since 2011, more than 310 teachers have been selected through various programs to study abroad (overseas) for further study, and more than 1,200 students have been selected to exchange and study overseas through joint training, exchange programs, cultural experience, and internship practices. The school is the governing unit of the Confucius Institute jointly established by the Department of Education of Jilin Province and St. Cloud State University in the United States, and the Confucius Classroom is set up at Rice Elementary School in Soclepitz, United States. The school currently has 3 Sino-foreign cooperative education projects and has cooperated with European and American universities to hold 6 International Undergraduate Academic Mutual Recognition Courses (ISEC) projects.
Jilin Normal University adheres to the school motto of "Being good at learning and knowing well, practicing close to benevolence", and strives to cultivate high-quality applied talents for social development and economic construction. Teacher education graduates are widely welcomed and praised by society for their solid foundation, strong ability, great potential, and good quality. They enjoy a high reputation in the basic education field; non-teacher education majors closely integrate social needs and focus on students' professional character With the cultivation of professional skills, new core competitiveness is constantly being generated. Graduates are located in 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across the country.
Since 1999, the school has been rated as a "model collective" by the Jilin Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China and the People's Government of Jilin Province for 4 consecutive times. In 2009, the school was awarded the title of "Model School of Standardization of Language and Characters" by the Jilin Provincial Department of Education and the National Ministry of Education. In 2010, the school was awarded the title of "Demonstration School for School Management in Jilin Province" by the Education Department of Jilin Province. In 2015, the school was awarded the title of "Civilized Unit of Jilin Province". Looking forward to the future, Jilin Normal University will always hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, guided by Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, adhere to the six development concepts of “innovation, coordination, greenness, openness, sharing, and characteristics”, and implement the “talents” Leading, innovation-driven, characteristic development, quality improvement, coordination and cooperation, open integration" six strategies, constructing "talent training system, teacher team building system, academic innovation system, service guarantee system, comprehensive governance system, and cultural soul-making system" six strategies The large system is striding forward towards the innovation of Ji Shi, the rule of law, the harmony of Ji Shi, the peace of Ji Shi, the beautiful Ji Shi, and the happiness of Ji Shi.