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1. School History

Northwest Normal University is a key university jointly established by the People's Government of Gansu Province and the Ministry of Education. Its predecessor was the National Peking Normal University. It started from the Peking Normal University Teachers Hall established in 1902. In 1912, it was changed to "National Beijing Higher Normal School" and in 1923 to "National Peking Normal University". After the July 7th Incident in 1937, the National Peking Normal University and the National Peking University, and the Beiyang Institute of Technology, which moved westward at the same time, formed Northwest United University. The National Peking Normal University was reorganized as the College of Education under Northwest United University. Normal university. In 1939, the Teachers College of Northwest Associated University was established independently and renamed the National Northwest Normal College. In 1941, it moved to Lanzhou. After the victory of the Anti-Japanese War, the National Northwest Normal College continued to run schools in Lanzhou. At the same time, the Peking Normal University (now Beijing Normal University) was restored. One of the 1958 schools under the Ministry of National Education focused on six normal universities in 1958 under the leadership of Gansu Province, Gansu Normal University was renamed. In 1981, it was renamed Northwest Normal University. In 1988, it was renamed Northwest Normal University. In 2020, it will be listed as a provincial university supported by the Gansu Provincial People's Government to enter the ranks of national first-class university construction.


2. Institution Setting

In 1985, the Ministry of Education relied on the school to establish the "Northwest Minority Teacher Training Center" directly under the Ministry of Education and organized by colleges and universities, and implemented a two-in-one management system with the school "two brands, one team". In 1987, the State Council established the "Tibetan Teacher Training Center" in the school. In 2012, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council relied on the school to establish the "Northwest Normal University Chinese Education Base". School existing national local joint Engineering Laboratory, state-level humanities, and social science research base 1, a national research institutes, national star, a world one, two state-level teaching team, the national professional and technical personnel a continuing education base, the Ministry of Education Key laboratory of a Ministry of Education innovation team 2, the Ministry of Education Research Center 3, the Ministry of Education strategic research base 1, humanities and social science research base 7 provincial universities, the provincial key Lab 5, 21 provincial research centers, think tanks provincial universities five new, innovative province six groups, provincial engineering research centers (Engineering laboratory) 9, a provincial-level university science park, the provincial science and Technology international cooperation base 3, three provincial joint laboratories. The school currently has 26 secondary colleges ( 65 departments, 3 teaching departments), 1 independent college, and 3 Confucius Institutes.


3. School conditions

The school has good conditions for running a school. The main campus covers an area of 960 acres, the new campus covers an area of 541.8 acres, and the ecological training base covers an area of 2272.5 acres. The total planned building area of the school is 1.005 million square meters, including 307,000 square meters of various teaching and auxiliary buildings. The total value of various teaching and research instruments and equipment is 422.1925 million yuan, and there are more than 1.858 million volumes of various literature resources. The school has built a modern public education service network system with distance education, comprehensive educational administration management, campus computer network, communication network, and cable television network as the main body.


4. Talent development

Since the school was set up independently, it has trained more than 260,000 students of various types. The school recruits students from 31 provinces (municipalities, autonomous regions) across the country, and currently has 36064 students of various types. Among them, 17389 undergraduates, doctoral graduate students 573 people, graduate 8697 people, 366 students, continuing education students in 9039 people. The undergraduate teaching reform project has been implemented for six consecutive periods. In 2003, the Ministry of Education's undergraduate teaching level evaluation was excellent; in 2008, the Ministry of Education's English undergraduate professional evaluation was excellent. In 2010, it was rated as an advanced unit of national school art education.


5. Teachers

The school has a team of teachers with reasonable structure and excellent quality. There are 2272 faculty members, 347 persons with senior titles, 793 persons with deputy senior titles, 822 persons with doctoral degrees, and 915 persons with master's degrees. Among them, there are 1,528 full-time teachers, 325 professors (researchers), and 632 associate professors (associate researchers). There are 182 doctoral tutors (including 29 off-campus part-time tutors), and 1,506 master tutors (including 654 off-campus part-time tutors). 67 national-level talent title winners and projects were selected, and 184 provincial-level talent title winners and projects were selected. The school has hired more than 200 well-known experts and scholars at home and abroad as special or part-time professors. Li Zheng, Li Jinxi, Yuan Dunli, Dong Shouyi, Li Jianxun, Hu Guoyu, Lu Sibai, Kong Xianwu, Chang Shuhong, Chen Yong, Huang Zhou, Peng Duo, Guo Jinxi, Li Bingde, Jin Baoxiang, Jin Sharing, Nanguinong, etc. Teach in school.


6. Major

The school is one of the first units approved by the State Council to have the power to confer bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. There are 11 first-level doctoral programs (including 1 professional doctorate) in education, chemistry, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, mathematics, physics, geography, psychology, biology, fine arts, and doctor of education. 2 second-level discipline doctoral programs (excluding first-level discipline coverage points), 30 first-level disciplines for master's degree authorization, 1 second-level discipline master's program (excluding first-level discipline coverage points), 18 professional master's degree authorization points. There are 2 national key (cultivation) disciplines, 36 provincial-level key disciplines, and 7 provincial-level advantageous characteristic disciplines. Chemistry, materials science, and engineering are among the top 1% of ESI 's global rankings. There are 79 general undergraduate majors (including 9 national-level characteristic majors; 22 national-level first-class undergraduate majors; 17 provincial-level first-rate undergraduate majors). A relatively reasonable degree authorization system has been formed, covering philosophy, economics, and law. , Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering, Management, Art, etc. 10 disciplines.


7. Scientific Research

The school has strong scientific research capabilities and has always attached importance to the integration of production, teaching, and research. In recent years, social sciences have outstanding advantages and distinctive characteristics in the fields of ancient Chinese literature, northwest history and geography, curriculum and teaching theory, ethnic education, ancient book collation, and Dunhuang studies. Natural science has in-depth research in the fields of polymer chemistry and physics, basic mathematics, atomic and molecular physics, and educational technology. The number and quality of basic theoretical research results have been steadily improved by SCIE, and the number of accepted papers ranks about 10 in the national normal universities. The school received several high-level research awards, winning provincial and ministerial level awards of more than 630, of which the national "five project" award a Ministry of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences outstanding achievement award 11 (of which the first prize 1 ), 11 National Educational Scientific Research Outstanding Achievement Awards (including 3 second-class awards and 1-lifetime achievement award). 2 third prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1-second prize of the Ministry of Education Science Research Outstanding Achievement Award (Science and Technology), 2 provincial natural science first prizes, 96 other provincial science and technology awards, provincial social sciences There are 567 outstanding achievement awards and 38 provincial Dunhuang literature and art awards.


8. Global cooperation

The school focuses on international cooperation and exchanges, and actively promotes international development strategies. With the United States Middle Tennessee State University, the United States Southern Illinois State University, the U.S. University of Khartoum, the University of Khartoum in Sudan, the U.K. Hooverhamton University, the Belarusian National Normal University, the University of Auckland in New Zealand, the University of Malaya in Malaysia, the University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University in Taiwan and other foreign countries and Universities in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan have established long-term and stable strategic cooperative relations, signed academic cooperation and exchange agreements with more than 70 overseas scientific research institutions, and carried out substantive cooperation in student joint training, teacher exchange visits, and scientific research. At present, the school has established Confucius Institutes in cooperation with the University of Khartoum, Sudan, Free International University of Moldova, and Sarajevo University of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


9. Affiliated School

The school has an affiliated middle school, second affiliated middle school, affiliated primary school, and kindergarten, all of which are model schools in Gansu Province and Lanzhou City. They have a good social reputation and are the window school and educational practice base for school education and teaching reform.


10. Social service

The school gives full play to its location advantages, actively meets the national strategy and regional economic and social development needs, takes think tank services, education training, achievement transformation, educational resource output, and cultural resource opening as the main content, and continuously promotes open schooling and expands social service space. Gansu and even the western region have made outstanding contributions to social and economic development.


11. School Orientation

The school fully implements the party's educational policy, adheres to the socialist direction of running a school, follows the law of higher education development, implements the fundamental task of cultivating people, serves the national strategy and the needs of local economic and social development, and is committed to building a high-level university with distinctive teacher education characteristics. Cultivate high-quality talents with humanistic feelings, international vision, innovative spirit, practical ability, city and a sense of social responsibility, and excellent teachers who lead the development of education.


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