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Nanjing Normal University is a national "double first-class" construction university and a Jiangsu high-level university construction university. The main source of the school can be traced back to Sanjiang Normal School founded in 1902, which is one of the birthplaces of higher normal education in China. After that, it went through the Liangjiang Excellent Normal School, Nanjing Higher Normal School, National Southeast University, National Fourth Sun Yat-sen University, Jiangsu University, National Central University, National Nanjing University, etc. The other source is the Huishu Academy founded in 1888. It developed into Jinling University and merged with Jinling Women's College of Arts and Sciences (formerly known as Jinling Women's University) in 1951 to form the public Jinling University. In 1952, the colleges and departments nationwide were adjusted, and Nanjing Normal University was established based on the former Nanjing University and the public Jinling University. The campus was located at the former Jinling Women's University. Reorganized into Nanjing Normal University in 1984. In 1996, it entered the ranks of the national "211 Project" colleges and universities. In 2000, Nanjing Power College was incorporated. In 2015, it became a university jointly established by the Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Province. In 2017, it was selected as a national "double first-class" construction university. At present, the school is striving to build a "high-level university with international influence".


As a century-old school, Nanjing Normal University is home to many famous masters and has a profound cultural heritage. Li Ruiqing, Jiang Qian, Liu Yizheng, Guo Bingwen, Li Shutong, Zhang Shiyi, Tao Xingzhi, Chen Heqin, Wu Yifang, Meng Xiancheng, Yang Xinjiang, Xu Beihong, Gao Juefu, Luo Jialun, Pan Yuliang, Zhang Daqian, Tang Guizhang, Fu Baoshi, Chen Bangjie, Chen Hong, Wu Zuoren, Li Xudan, Sun Wang and many well-known experts and scholars at home and abroad have governed or taught here. At present, a large number of well-known experts and scholars at home and abroad are working hard here, writing books, and cultivating post-learning. After generations of teachers in Nanning Normal University, they have succeeded and taught by example, they have historically formed a "rigorous and simple" academic character, nurtured the "people-oriented" tradition of health, and cultivated a sense of "unity and hard work", and shaped " The innovative spirit of "pursuing excellence". The school adopts the motto of "Prosperity, honesty, and dedication" as its school motto, and has formed an excellent school spirit of "rigorous, simple, hardworking, and dedicated".


Nanjing Normal University has three campuses: Xianlin, Suiyuan, and Zijin. The Suiyuan campus has the reputation of "the most beautiful campus in the East". The school covers an area of 2,179,633 square meters, and the total building area of the existing school buildings is 932,076.19 square meters. There are 28 secondary colleges and 2 independent colleges.


The school has a total of 3247 in-service faculty members, 2095 full-time teachers, 633 full-time teachers with senior professional titles and 738 associate senior titles; 9 national-level experts with outstanding contributions, and 10 national-level candidates for the "Hundred, Thousand, Thousand, Thousand Talents Project". 1 innovation team from the Ministry of Education, 8 special-appointed professors in the "Changjiang Scholars Award Program" of the Ministry of Education, 1 special post scholar, 1 young Yangtze River scholar from the Ministry of Education, 3 special-appointed experts and 4 young talents in the National Major Talent Program A category, 6 category B leading talents, 4 young top-notch talents of the National Major Talents Program, 6 winners of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth, 7 winners of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth, 4 national-level teaching teachers, 5 members of the State Council Disciplinary Review Group 30 members of the Higher Education Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, 13 candidates for the "New Century Excellent Talent Support Program" of the Ministry of Education, 3 leaders of the Ministry of Science and Technology Innovation Talent Promotion Program, 2 candidates for the "Hundred Talents Program" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, national college counselors 1 person of the year, 4 national-level teaching teams, 1 first batch of "National University Huang Danian Teacher Team". There are 18,369 general undergraduates and 12,564 postgraduates (including 7016 academics and 5548 professional; 1525 doctoral students and 11039 postgraduates). There are 5108 students enrolled in adult higher education. The library is a national key protection unit for ancient books, with a total construction area of 39,705 square meters, a total collection of 3,805,600 paper documents, and 152 electronic databases. There are 2 "National Key Cultural Relics Protection Units" on the campus.


Nanjing Normal University gives full play to its leading role in discipline construction. Currently, it has 1 national "double first-class" construction discipline (geography), 6 national key disciplines, 3 national key (cultivation) disciplines, 14 superior disciplines in Jiangsu universities, and Jiangsu There are 13 provincial-level key disciplines, and the School of Marxism was selected as the third batch of key horse schools in the country. The graduate school was established in 2011. It has 25 first-level disciplines authorized by doctoral degree, 1 second-level discipline authorized by doctoral degree (excluding first-level discipline coverage), 40 first-level discipline authorized by master degree, and second-level discipline authorized by master degree (excluding the first-level discipline Covered) 1, 1, doctoral degree category, 25 master degree category, 49 undergraduate admissions majors (categories) in 2020, covering a total of 74 majors, 22 post-doctoral research mobile stations. Disciplines have involved philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, art, and other categories. Six disciplines including Marxist theory, pedagogy, Chinese language and literature, foreign language and literature, geography, and fine arts entered Category A in the fourth round of national discipline evaluation. Engineering, chemistry, botany and zoology, agricultural science, Eight disciplines including materials science, earth science, environmental science/ecology, and mathematics rank among the top 1% of ESI in the world.


Nanjing Normal University has continuously promoted the strategy of "enhancing talents", deepening education and teaching reforms, and improving the quality of talent training. There are 13 national quality courses, 8 national quality video open courses, 15 national quality resource sharing courses, 9 national quality online open courses, 4 national virtual simulation teaching experimental projects, 3 national offline first-class courses, 4 national online and offline first-class courses, 7 bilingual teaching demonstration courses by the Ministry of Education, 3 English-taught branded courses by the Ministry of Education for studying in China, 1 national college career development and employment guidance demonstration course, and the Ministry of Education "Ma Project" The key textbooks correspond to 11 courses "A Wonderful Course", 8 national characteristic majors, 29 national first-class professional construction sites, 21 national undergraduate planning textbooks (departments) for the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan", 22 national teaching achievement awards, 1 new engineering research and practice project of the Ministry of Education, 3 postgraduate education achievement awards of the Chinese Academy of Degree and Postgraduate Education, 3 national-level talent training model innovation experimental areas, 1 national sports and art teacher training base, national education master's degree There are 3 joint training demonstration bases for degree postgraduates, 1 pilot project for comprehensive professional reform of the Ministry of Education, 2 reform projects for the excellent teacher training plan of the Ministry of Education, 2 pilot programs for high-quality compound master-level high school teacher training by the Ministry of Education, the first batch of the Ministry of Education One pilot college for the comprehensive reform of "Three All-round Education", two national experimental teaching demonstration centers, the national humanities basic subject training and scientific research base, the national science basic subject research and teaching talent training base, and the Ministry of Education college counselor training There are 1 research and training base, 1 cultural quality education base for college students, one national virtual simulation experiment teaching center, one national off-campus practice education base for college students, and one national education training base for outstanding legal talents. The level of undergraduate teaching work was rated as excellent by the Ministry of Education; students have won several special prizes or first prizes in national competitions such as the "Challenge Cup", and 4 theses were selected as national outstanding doctoral dissertations.


Nanjing Normal University actively implements the strategy of "standing indomitable power", pursuing original scientific research results and climbing the peak. It has a national and local joint engineering research center, a key research base for humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, a key laboratory of the Ministry of Education, a key laboratory of the Ministry of Public Security, a sports social science research base and a sports culture research base of the State Sports General Administration, and national research and training on women and gender There is one base, one national university student career development education research base, one national civil policy theory research base, and one national key laboratory cultivation and the construction site of Jiangsu Province. A total of 32 major projects of the National Social Science Fund, 7 major research projects of philosophy and social science research of the Ministry of Education, 4 major national scientific research projects, 2 national science and technology support project projects, national high-tech research and development plan (863 Plan) 1 item, 11 national key research and development plan projects (topics), 2 national science and technology major special projects, 28 national natural science fund key projects; published the first author in the international authoritative academic journals "Science" and "Nature" 5 unit papers, the first completion unit won 1 second prize of the National Natural Science Award, 11 first prizes of the Ministry of Education Science Research Outstanding Achievement Award (Humanities and Social Sciences), and the Ministry of Education Science Research Outstanding Achievement Award (Science and Technology) 4 first prizes (first unit), 13 monographs were selected as "Outstanding Achievements of National Philosophy and Social Science Achievements Library", and scientific research results were selected as "Top Ten Scientific and Technological Advances in Chinese Higher Education Institutions" and "China Basic Research Ten Big news". The school-based "Historical Records" hosted by our school teachers and revised for 8 years was selected as "2013 Top 10 Cultural Highlights" by "Guangming Daily" and "2013 Top 10 Cultural Events" by "China Reading News".


Nanjing Normal University insists on collaborative innovation and actively contributes to economic construction and social development. It has 1 collaborative innovation center jointly established by the province and ministry, 4 collaborative innovation centers of Jiangsu universities, 3 philosophy and social science research bases of Jiangsu Province, 6 key research bases of philosophy and social sciences of Jiangsu universities (including cultivation sites), and a society with Chinese characteristics in Jiangsu Province 1 research base for the theoretical system of ideology, 1 Jiangsu University International Issues Research Center, 3 Jiangsu Decision-making Consultation Research Bases, 1 Jiangsu First Batch of New Key High-end Think Tanks, 1 Jiangsu Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Base, Jiangsu Students 1 Physical Health Promotion Research Center, 1 Jiangsu Gerontology Research Base, 1 Jiangsu Province Chinese Excellent Traditional Culture Inheritance Base; 2 Jiangsu Province Key Laboratories, 1 Jiangsu Province Open Laboratory, Jiangsu Province University Key Laboratory 10, 7 Jiangsu Engineering Research Centers, 7 Jiangsu Engineering Laboratories, 2 Jiangsu Fisheries Key Laboratories, and 2 Jiangsu Public Service Platforms. Relying on advantageous disciplines and key research institutions, and through university science parks, cultural and creative parks, local research institutes, new research and development institutions, and several effective industry-university-research cooperation platforms built locally, it has promoted the transformation of scientific and technological achievements and the development of cultural and creative industries. Several industry-university-research cooperation fields with their own characteristics have been formed. Encourage teachers to carry out applied countermeasure research and actively play the role of "think tank" and "think tank".


Nanjing Normal University has always attached importance to exchanges and cooperation with overseas and adhered to the strategy of international development. The school is the first batch of universities in the country to open to the outside world after the reform and opening up. It is a demonstration base for studying in China, a teaching base for Chinese as a foreign language, the first batch of Chinese education bases, and a training base for early childhood education in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan established by the state; it has UNESCO International Rural Education Research and Training Center Nanjing Base, French Cultural Research Center, Nanjing French Training Center, Italian Cultural Research Center, and other international research and teaching organizations. It has organized Sino-foreign cooperative education and joint training programs with 16 universities in the United States and the United Kingdom and set up student overseas study programs in 123 universities. Established inter-university exchanges with 232 universities in 42 countries and regions in the world, and hired more than 400 foreign experts, including more than 80 long-term foreign experts. It was selected into the "High School Disciplinary Innovation and Intelligence Introduction Program" (ie "111 Intelligence Introduction Program") ). More than 1,800 international students were accepted throughout the year.


Nanjing Normal University insists on promoting development through reform, seeking excellence through innovation, continuously optimizing the modern university system, and promoting the development of the school as a whole. The school was awarded as "National Advanced Collective of Education System", "National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Model Experience College", "National Advanced Primary Party Organization", "National Advanced College for Party Building and Ideological and Political Work", "National Advanced Unit for Spiritual Civilization Construction", "National Factory (School) Affairs" "Advanced Unit for Open Democratic Management", "National Advanced Unit for School Art Education", "National Advanced Unit for Mental Health Education for College Students", "National Colleges with Typical Employment Experience for Graduates", "National Advanced Collective for Degree and Postgraduate Education Management", "National Philosophy and Social Sciences in Colleges and Universities" Research and Management Advanced Group, “National Advanced Group for Higher Education Self-study Examination," "National Advanced Unit for Higher Education Informatization Construction", "National Advanced Institution for the Ten-year Socialization Reform of University Logistics", "National Advanced Unit for Energy Conservation in Colleges and Universities" and "Jiangsu Province Civilization "Unit Model", "Jiangsu Province's First Learning-oriented Party Organization Construction Work Advanced Unit", "Jiangsu Province General College Admissions Advanced Collective", "Jiangsu Province Excellent Graduate Enrollment Unit", "Jiangsu Province Teaching Work Advanced University", "Jiangsu Province University Student Entrepreneurship Demonstration Base" "Jiangsu Province National Defense Education Demonstration School", "Jiangsu Province Teaching Staff Construction Advanced University", "Jiangsu Province Advanced University for Science and Technology Work", "Jiangsu Province Advanced School for Educational International Cooperation and Exchange", "Jiangsu Province Advanced Unit for Returning Overseas Studies", "Jiangsu Province Harmonious Higher Schools" Honorary titles such as "Campus" and "Garden-style Unit of Jiangsu Province".


In the new period of development, Nanjing Normal University will comprehensively deepen comprehensive reforms, deeply promote connotative development, implement the fundamental mission of Lide to foster people, steadily improve school quality and collaborative innovation capabilities, and coordinate the three paths of comprehensiveness, research, and internationalization.  Scientifically implement the four strategies of innovation-driven, open integration, plateau creation, and character development, and strive to build a high-level university with international influence, for the construction of a new Jiangsu with "strong, rich, beautiful and high", to build a well-off society in an all-round way, and realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation Make new and greater contributions!

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