The lofty East Division has its roots in Yan'an. On October 25, 1945, Chairman Mao Zedong met with the main leaders of the Yan'an University School and instructed the school to move to the northeast and establish a "new type of Northeastern University." Northeastern University was established in Benxi in February 1946. It was the first comprehensive university established by the Communist Party of China in Northeast China. It was located in Changchun in July 1949. In April 1950, it was renamed Northeast Normal University. In September 1996, it became the first batch of national "211 Project" key construction universities. In June 2004, a graduate school was established with the approval of the Ministry of Education. In 2007, it was selected as a university for the construction of a superior discipline innovation platform in the National Teacher Education "985 Project". In September 2017, it was selected as a national "double first-class" construction university.
Schools in the two districts are professional and reasonable. The school has a free campus and a Jingyue campus. There are 26,997 full-time students and 1,671 full-time teachers, including 511 professors and 645 associate professors. The school has 22 colleges (departments), 81 undergraduate majors, 23 doctoral degree authorization first-level disciplines, 37 master's degree authorization first-level disciplines, 1 doctoral professional degree authorization point and 22 master's professional degree authorization points, and 22 post-doctoral research mobile stations. The disciplines cover 11 disciplines in addition to military science and medicine, forming a hierarchical and diverse talent training system.
Distinctive features and impressive results. The school takes education and teaching as the foundation of the school. Over the past 70 years since its establishment, the school has formed a distinctive school-running characteristic of "serving for basic education" and has been hailed as "the cradle of teachers of the people." In the 1950s, my country’s well-known educator and principal Cheng Fangwu put forward the idea of serving elementary and middle school education. The school was the first to teach correspondence education in China’s higher normal schools. In the 1980s, the school took the initiative to serve rural basic education and developed a reputation for basic education. In the 1990s, the “Excellent Teacher Project” was implemented to train excellent teachers for basic education; into the new century, the “Educator Training Project” was launched to explore the “New Model of UGS Teacher Education”. "Excellent Teacher Project" and "UGS New Model of Teacher Education" successively won the first prize of national teaching achievement in higher education.
Strong scientific research and fruitful results. The school takes scientific research as the foundation of a strong school. In recent years, the school's discipline construction has made historic breakthroughs. In the national "World-Class Universities and Universities and Construction Disciplines" announced in September 2017, Marxist theory, world history, mathematics, chemistry, statistics, and materials science 6 disciplines of engineering and engineering were selected into the ranks of world-class discipline construction, ranking 19th in the country and first among 211 colleges and universities in the number of selected subjects. In the fourth round of subject evaluation of the Degree Center of the Ministry of Education, there are 6 A-category subjects (of which Marxist theory was rated as A+) and 15 B-category subjects. 34 disciplines were selected as high-level disciplines with characteristics of Jilin Province. The school currently has 1 national engineering laboratory for drug-gene and protein screening, 14 key research bases at the ministerial level, and 2 key research bases for humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, the World Civilization History Research Center and the Rural Education Research Institute. In recent years, he has won four second-class national natural science awards, including two in the field of materials science research, one in the field of statistical research, and one in the field of chemistry research. There are four first prizes for outstanding research achievements (humanities and social sciences), including three in the field of historical research and one in the field of Marxist theory.
Open schools to promote development. The school has established cooperative and exchange relationships with 297 universities and scientific research institutions in more than 30 countries and regions including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and Russia. In 2015, Rutgers Newark College of Northeast Normal University was established in cooperation with Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The school has established Confucius Institutes in South Korea, Spain, the United States, Canada, and Mongolia. Hanban, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have established "International Chinese Language Teacher Training Base", "Chinese Language Education Base", "Education Foreign Aid Base" and "China-ASEAN Education Training Center" in our school. The preparatory school for Chinese students studying in Japan is located in our school.
The stars are dazzling and talents come forth in large numbers. The school has a group of well-known experts and scholars at home and abroad. Gong Mu (Zhang Songru), the poet and author of "The Military Song of the Chinese People's Liberation Army", writers Xiao Jun and Wu Boxiao, literary historian Yang Gongji, linguist Sun Changxu, historians Li Xun, Ding Zemin, Lin Zhichun, educator Chen Yuanhui, musician Ma Ke, Lu Ji, pathologist Bai Xiqing, mathematician Zhang Dexin, nuclear physicist Wang Lin, geographer Ding Xizhi, ornithologist Fu Tongsheng, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, biologist Hao Shui, one of the founders of the New China School of Physical Education Yang Zhongxiu, large group gymnastics choreographer Yang Ruixue, "red theorist" Zheng Derong and other famous scholars have all worked and lived here. Over the past 70 years since the establishment of the school, the school has inherited the red gene and carried forward the spirit of "strengthening teachers to serve the country, seeking truth and creativity". It has trained and transported more than 300,000 graduates of all levels and types for the country. A large number of outstanding talents have come to the fore in the field of education. For example, Lu Jiaxi, a teacher from Baotou No. 9 Middle School who won the first prize of the National Natural Science Award for overcoming world-famous mathematical problems, Feng Zhiyuan, a branch teacher who moved China, Guo Lihua, a national model teacher, Dou Guimei, a national super teacher, and Ma Xianhua, a national top ten teacher. At the same time, various talents represented by the famous ecologist Zheng Guangmei, the physicist Sun Changpu, the geographer Liu Xingtu, and the famous writer Zhang Xiaotian have also been trained. The "Four Real Characters" of "solid conviction, solid knowledge, down-to-earth character, and down-to-earth style" of Dongshi people have been widely recognized by society.
Inherit Dian and create new things and strive for the future. New era, new mission, new journey. Northeast Normal University will take the successful convening of the 15th Party Congress of the school as an opportunity to practice the concept of "respectful education, creative education", adhere to morality, deepen the development of connotation, improve the quality of education, and strive to promote world-class education. The construction process of the Normal University.