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Shaanxi Normal University is a world-class discipline construction university directly under the Ministry of Education. It is an important base for the country to train teachers and education management cadres in institutions of higher learning, secondary schools, and other senior professionals. It is known as the "cradle of teachers".


The predecessor of the school was the Shaanxi Provincial Teachers College established in 1944. It was renamed Xi'an Normal University in 1954, merged with Shaanxi Normal University in 1960, and named Shaanxi Normal University. In 1978, it was placed under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education. Over the past 70 years since its establishment, the school has been adhering to the "Western Red Candle Spirit" and the fine traditions of "Honesty, Accumulation, Encouragement, and Dedication", based in the West, serving the whole country, and has developed into a comprehensive first-class normal university with all important influences. More than 471,000 graduates of various types have been trained for the country, and the school spirit of "being unreliable and self-reliant" and the school spirit of "being honest and broad-minded, combining knowledge and action" has been formed. The current Secretary of the Party Committee, Professor Li Zhongjun, and the President, Professor You Xuqun.


The school is located in the ancient capital of Xi'an, covering an area of more than 2,800 acres, with two campuses, Chang'an and Yanta. Chang'an campus is the main campus of the school, mainly responsible for the education and training tasks of the third and fourth grades of undergraduates and graduate students; the Yanta campus is mainly responsible for the teaching of basic and general courses for the first and second grades of undergraduates, as well as teacher education, continuing education, distance education, and teacher cadres Training, education for foreign students and other tasks. The Chang'an campus is modern, open, and magnificent, and the Yanta campus is simple and elegant and has a graceful spirit. The school has been awarded the title of "Civilized Campus" by the Ministry of Education and the People's Government of Shaanxi Province.


The school has a graduate school and 21 colleges (departments), a basic experimental teaching center, and a college of ethnic education (preparatory education). There are 70 undergraduate majors, 36 master's degrees authorized first-level disciplines, and 18 doctoral degrees authorized first-level disciplines.


Discipline: There is 1 doctoral degree authorization point (Doctor of Education) and 19 master degree authorization points. There are 18 mobile post-doctoral research stations. There are 4 national key disciplines, 4 doctoral theses were selected as National Excellent Doctoral Dissertations, 7 doctoral theses were selected as National Excellent Doctoral Dissertations Nomination Dissertations, 90 doctoral theses were selected as Shaanxi Province Excellent Doctoral Dissertations, and 1 PhD thesis was selected as National Excellent Doctoral Dissertations Education Doctoral Dissertation, 16 master theses were selected as National Excellent Education Master Dissertations; 2 national basic discipline talent training and scientific research bases, 3 national teaching teams, 3 discipline innovation and intelligence introduction bases for higher education institutions of the Ministry of Education , 1 National Engineering Laboratory, 4 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, 3 National Virtual Simulation Experimental Teaching Centers, 1 Humanities and Social Science Research Base of the Ministry of Education, 4 National and Regional Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Education 1 educational legislation research base, 1 key research base of sports sociology of the State Sports General Administration, 1 national theory and policy research base of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, 1 national and regional research center of the “Belt and Road” of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, and China National Ethnic Affairs Commission of China 1 National Community Research Base, 1 All-China Women’s Federation Key Research Base, 1 National Tourism Administration Research Base, 2 National Education Master Degree and Postgraduate Joint Training Demonstration Bases, 5 Key Laboratories and Engineering Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, Agriculture and Rural Areas 1 Ministry of Research and Development Center, 26 Shaanxi Provincial Key Laboratories and Engineering Technology Research Centers, 1 Shaanxi Provincial Key Research Base for Philosophy and Social Sciences, 1 Shaanxi Provincial Key Research Center for Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, and Shaanxi Provincial Key Public Opinion 1 information research center, 1 key research base for ideological and political work in Shaanxi Province, 6 key research bases for philosophy and social sciences in universities in Shaanxi Province, 29 teaching teams in Shaanxi Province, 18 experimental teaching demonstration centers in Shaanxi Province, and virtual simulation experiments in Shaanxi Province There are 5 teaching centers, 5 postgraduate joint training demonstration workstations in Shaanxi Province, and more than 80 various research centers (institutes). The school has distance education colleges, teacher cadre training colleges, and other educational institutions.


In addition, it also has the Northwest Teacher Training Center of the Ministry of Education, the Northwest Education Management Cadre Training Center of the Ministry of Education, the Basic Education Curriculum Research Center of the Ministry of Education, and the Basic Education Resources of Shaanxi Province Research and development center, Shaanxi Province Teacher Education and Guidance Center, Shaanxi Province Cadre Education and Training Base, and dozens of academic groups and academic institutions such as the Chinese Society of Tang History and the Chinese Ancient Capital Society.


There are more than 1,980 teachers in the school, and 95.3% of the total teachers have doctoral and master's degrees. Among them, 75.6% have doctoral degrees. Among the teachers, there are more than 590 professors and more than 810 associate professors. 8 dual-employed academicians, 5 national-level young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions, 16 national-level distinguished professors, 9 national-level talents project winners, 2 national outstanding youth science fund winners, and 2 national-level teaching teachers , 5 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Science Fund, 4 cultural masters and "four batches" talents, 41 candidates for the "New Century Excellent Talents Support Program", 5 "Sanqin Scholars Innovation Team" in Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi There are 2 provincial "Three Qin Scholars", Shaanxi Province has outstanding contribution experts, provincial "Three Five" talents, provincial top talents in key fields, provincial publicity ideological and cultural system "six batches" talents, provincial teaching teachers, provincial middle-aged and young people There are 56 selected talent programs including the leading talents in science and technology innovation, and 53 selected talent programs such as the provincial science and technology star, the provincial university humanities and social sciences young talent support program, the provincial 100 young literature and artist support program, and the provincial ordinary university young outstanding talent support program.


The school currently has 17,766 full-time undergraduates, 20,233 postgraduates (including 9609 full-time postgraduates and 10624 part-time postgraduates), 808 international students, and more than 48,000 continuing education and online education students. For a long time, the school has taken quality as its lifeline, paid close attention to teaching management and reform, and achieved remarkable results.


In recent years, a total of 18 national teaching achievement awards and 183 provincial teaching achievement awards have been won; 11 majors were rated as national characteristic majors, 22 majors were rated as provincial characteristic majors; 11 majors were established as provincial-level comprehensive reform pilot majors; 27 majors were identified as national-level first-class professional construction sites, 7 majors were identified as provincial-level first-class professional construction sites; 2 national-level talent training model innovation experimental areas, 18 provincial-level talent training model innovations Experimental area; 11 virtual simulation experimental teaching projects have been recognized as national projects, 15 virtual simulation experimental teaching projects have been recognized as provincial projects; 2 projects (including 13 majors) have been approved by the Ministry of Education "Excellent Teacher Training Program Reform Project". Nine courses were rated as national-level quality courses, 47 courses were rated as provincial-level quality courses; 8 courses were rated as national-level quality video open courses, and 8 courses were rated as national-level teacher education quality resource sharing courses; 5 courses were rated as national-level quality resource sharing courses, 42 courses were rated as provincial-level quality resource sharing courses; 4 courses were rated as national-level online first-class courses, and 8 courses were rated as national-level offline first-class courses Courses, 2 courses were rated as national-level online and offline first-class courses; 10 courses were rated as provincial-level online first-class courses, 10 courses were rated as provincial-level offline first-class courses, and 3 courses were rated as provincial first-class courses Provincial-level online and offline hybrid first-class courses.


The school vigorously implements the strategy of strengthening the school through scientific research, and its scientific research strength continues to improve. In the past five years, humanities and social sciences have undertaken 1,228 scientific research projects at or above the provincial and ministerial level, including 295 projects from the National Social Science Fund and 158 projects from the Ministry of Education; 888 books were published, 6733 academic papers were published, and 110 achievements were obtained. Rewards above the provincial and ministerial level.


In the field of natural science research, a total of 803 million yuan in science and technology funding has been sought. Since 2016, the National Natural Science Foundation has maintained more than 100 items for 5 consecutive years. It has undertaken a total of 20 national major (key) projects, including key projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and major scientific research instruments. There are 10 research and development projects, outstanding youth science fund projects, 9 national key research and development plan projects (including topics), and 1 national major special project "Second Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Scientific Investigation". Published and participated in the compilation of 145 academic works, including 52 monographs, and 56 achievements won provincial and ministerial science and technology awards; 1266 authorized patents, including 1033 invention patents, and 8 foreign invention patents.


The school is the "National Experimental Base for Teacher Development Collaborative Innovation", "National University Student Cultural Quality Education Base", "National Language Promotion Base", "National Standardized Model School of Language and Writing", "National College Ethnic Preparatory Education Base",and "High-level Ethnic Minority Education Base of the Ministry of Education""Intensive training base for key talent masters and postgraduates","Ministry of Education University Ideological and Political Work Team Training and Research Center","Ministry of Education University Counselor Training and Research Base","Shaanxi Province University Counselor Training and Research Base",and"Second Batch of Deepening Innovations in the Country"Entrepreneurship Education Reform Model University","the first batch of Shaanxi Province deepening innovation and entrepreneurship education reform model universities","Shaanxi Province University Practice Education Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base","Shaanxi Province Summer Social Practice Provincial Model School" and "Shaanxi Province National Security Education Training Base" ".


The school attaches great importance to the comprehensive quality education and ethnic education of students vigorously promotes the cultural spirit of "Honorable Virtue", and builds a high-quality campus culture. It has been awarded by the State Council, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, the National Civil Affairs Commission, and the Shaanxi Provincial People's Government as a "Model Unit for National Unity and Progress" ”, was awarded the “National Advanced Unit for Spiritual Civilization Construction (collective)” by the Central Civilization Committee, and was awarded “National Advanced Collective for College Students’ Social Practice” by the Central Propaganda Department, Ministry of Education, and Youth League Central Committee.


The school’s two campus libraries cover an area of 57,800 square meters, containing 4.01 million paper books, and introduce 87 domestic and foreign electronic resources platforms and 263 databases. The school also has a Red Candle School History Museum and an Education Museum. The Education Museum is composed of four parts: the China Education Museum, the Women's Cultural Museum, the History and Culture Museum, and the Painting and Calligraphy Art Museum. The school edits and publishes "Journal of Shaanxi Normal University" (Philosophy and Social Science Edition, Natural Science Edition), "Contemporary Teacher Education", "Chinese Historical Geography Theory Series", "Chinese Art Education" and other academic publications, including "Journal of Shaanxi Normal University" (Philosophy Social Science Edition) The first batch of the Ministry of Education's Philosophy and Social Science Journal Project was selected as one of the 11 social science journals in colleges and universities supported by the state.


The School Publishing Corporation, which has been established for more than 30 years, is an excellent unit for the National Publishing Association’s performance assessment. It is a comprehensive publishing and media organization integrating books, periodicals, electronic audio and video, digital publishing, radio and television program production, and education and cultural services. Academic, popular culture, basic education, higher education, and other publishing fields have formed distinctive features. More than 600 books have won national or provincial and ministerial awards, which have a large social impact; 8 publications with a history of nearly 50 years have been edited and published. Two kinds of middle school teaching reference professional journals have been recognized as academic journals by the national press and publication authority. Among them, 7 journals have been selected as national Chinese core journals.


The school has continuously increased its foreign exchanges and cooperation and has established friendly cooperative relations with more than 170 universities and educational institutions in 34 countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Kazakhstan. Carry out various forms of exchanges and cooperation. Actively responding to the national "One Belt One Road" initiative, initiated the establishment of the Silk Road "Teacher Education Alliance", "Humanities and Social Sciences Alliance", and "Book Archive Publishing Alliance". The school began to recruit foreign students in 1965 and has so far trained more than 8,700 international students from 114 countries around the world. The school has the "Chinese Education Base of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council" and the "HSK Test Center of the Sino-foreign Language Exchange and Cooperation Center of the Ministry of Education".


The school has experimental high schools, attached primary schools, and kindergartens. The attached middle school is a century-old school, a key middle school in Shaanxi Province, and the first batch of model high schools in Shaanxi Province. The attached primary school and kindergarten are provincial model primary schools and kindergartens. In recent years, the school has given full play to the advantages of educational resources and has cooperated with governments at all levels and well-known enterprises to organize more than 20 primary and secondary schools and kindergartens.


The school is one of the first universities in the country to implement the socialization of logistics reform. It has explored a path of logistics reform known as the "Shaanxi Normal University Model", and the construction of logistics information has also had a wide range of influences across the country.


2021 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. It is the first year of the "14th Five-Year Plan". It is a year to embark on a new journey of building a modern socialist country in an all-around way. Shaanxi Normal University is fully implementing Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in a new era. Implementing General Secretary Jinping’s important exposition on education, taking Lide to build people as the fundamental task, inheriting and carrying forward the "Western Red Candle Spirit", and strive to promote the school to achieve accelerated development and high-quality development, and strive to achieve the school's "double first-class" construction goal as soon as possible.

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