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Introduction to Yunnan Minzu University

Yunnan Minzu University is a comprehensive university that trains senior professionals of various ethnic groups. It is a provincial key university jointly established by the Ministry of Education, the National Ethnic Affairs Commission, and the People's Government of Yunnan Province. The school was founded on August 1, 1951, formerly known as Yunnan Minzu University. It is one of the earliest ethnic colleges and universities established in the People's Republic of China. It was renamed Yunnan Minzu University in April 2003. It has been 70 years since then.


Since the establishment of the school, the school has always been highly valued and cared for by the party and state leaders. Party and state leaders Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and Xi Jinping met with representatives of our school's teachers and students; Zhou Enlai, Peng Dehuai, Chen Yi, Panchen Erdeni Choekyi Gyaltsen, Li Lanqing, Li Tieying, Sima Yi Amat and others visited the school in person, caring about the growth and progress of teachers and students of all ethnic groups and the construction and development of the school. The first president and vice president of the school were generals Zhou Baozhong and Zhang Chong, vice chairman of the Yunnan Provincial People's Government. Since the establishment of the school, a group of celebrities in academia, such as the famous ethnologist, historian, and educator Professor Ma Yao, the famous ethnologist and archaeologist Professor Wang Mingsheng, the famous historian and ethnologist Professor He Yaohua, famous nationalities Professor Sharing, an anthropologist and professor, and the famous historian Professor Xie Shushu, became the founder and backbone of the school's teaching, scientific research and discipline construction, and development.


The school has now become a comprehensive university with a complete range of disciplines and distinctive school-running characteristics, covering 10 disciplines including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, management, and art. With ethnology, sociology, national language and literature, and Southeast Asian and South Asian languages and cultures as the advantages and characteristics, the discipline and professional structure of equal emphasis on liberal arts and sciences and coordinated development of multiple disciplines. The school has 2 post-doctoral research stations, 2 first-level discipline doctoral programs, 16 first-level discipline master programs, 11 second-level discipline master programs (excluding the second-level discipline master programs covered by first-level disciplines), and 16 majors Master’s programs, and 90 undergraduate majors, of which 11 are national-level first-class undergraduate major construction points, 18 are provincial-level first-class undergraduate major construction points, and 29 majors have entered the ranks of the first-class undergraduate major construction points of the "Double Ten Thousand Plan". There are currently 11 provincial-level key disciplines and advantageous characteristic disciplines, 8 national characteristic majors, and 26 provincial-level advantageous characteristic majors. The school has "National Minority Traditional Sports Demonstration Base", "National University Counselor Development Research Center (Yunnan Minzu University)", "Ministry of Education University Ideological and Political Work Team Training and Research Center (Yunnan Minzu University)" Ministry of Education, "Western Basic Law Talent Education Training Base", National Ethnic Affairs Commission-Key Laboratory of National Medicine Resources and Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, and Minority Preparatory Education Training Base of the Ministry of Education.


The school currently has 33,344 students, including 26,237 undergraduates, 3009 postgraduates, 92 doctoral students, 588 international students, 3,231 ethnic minority preparatory students in colleges and universities in the province, and 187 junior college students in Shangri-La; there are also continuing education There are 18,967 students. There are 1,712 faculty members, including 212 senior titles, 384 associate senior titles, 558 intermediate titles, 558 junior titles and below, and 408 doctoral degrees and 908 master's degrees. The school currently has 1 national social science leader, 1 national-level new century talent, 1 cultural master and "four batches" of the Central Propaganda Department, 5 special government allowances from the State Council, and 1 national outstanding teacher There are 1 national model teacher, 1 “Cross-century Outstanding Talents” from the Ministry of Education, 5 chief experts on major projects of the National Social Science Fund, 55 people selected into the Yunnan Provincial High-level Talent Training Support Program (including: 2 Yunling Scholars, 2 Yunling Scholars) 8 famous teachers, 5 cultural experts, 39 young top-notch talents, and 1 industrial technology leader), 14 were selected into the Yunnan Provincial High-level Talent Introduction Program (including: 13 young talents and 1 industrial talent), enjoying the province There are 11 candidates for special government allowances, 8 Yunnan provincial-level teaching teachers, 14 young and middle-aged academic and technical leaders in Yunnan Province, 13 young and middle-aged academic and technical leaders in Yunnan Province, reserve talents and innovative talents, and "four batches" in Yunnan Province 1 talent, 1 high-end scientific and technological talent introduced by Yunnan Province, 2 members of the Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education.


The school occupies an area of 2550 acres, with a building area of 970,000 square meters. There are more than ten national and provincial research institutions and talent training bases, one ethnic museum, and a collection of nearly 20,000 cultural relics. The library has more than 2.4 million paper books and nearly 1.3 million e-books. "Journal of Yunnan Minzu University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition)" is included in the "Overview of Chinese Core Journals" 2020 edition (ie 9th edition) "Comprehensive Humanities and Social Sciences" core journals. It is a Chinese Social Science Citation Index (CSSCI). ) Source journal, China Humanities and Social Sciences Comprehensive Evaluation AMI Core Journal, China Science and Technology Core Journal, "Excellent Journal" in the First Yunnan Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television Awards Journal Award, "Journal of Yunnan Minzu University (Natural Science Edition)" has been continuously selected since 2012 The source journal of "Statistical Source Periodicals of Chinese Sci-tech Papers" (Core Sci-tech Journals of China), was awarded as the outstanding scientific and technological journals of Chinese universities and the characteristic scientific and technological journals of Chinese universities.


The school focuses on foreign cooperation and exchanges and is an important window for the country and Yunnan to open up to the outside world. Since the establishment of the school, more than 100,000 heads of state, dignitaries, experts, scholars, and international friends from more than 80 countries and regions, including Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, former Secretary of State Dr. Kissinger of the United States, King Harald V of Norway, and President Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam People have visited Yunnan Minzu University and gave good reviews. The school began to recruit foreign students in 1981 and foreign master's degree students in 1992. It is one of the earliest universities in Yunnan Province to recruit foreign students and teach Chinese as a foreign language. It has successively cooperated with more than 80 countries in more than 20 countries including the United States, Norway, Japan, and South Korea. The university or academic institution has established a cooperative and exchange relationship. In recent years, the school has actively integrated into the country’s “One Belt, One Road” construction, serving the leap-forward development of Yunnan, and focusing on the school goal of “founding a foothold in Yunnan, serving frontiers, and radiating Southeast Asia and South Asia”, and builds on the South Asia Southeast Asian Language and Culture College and Lanmei International Vocational College. , China-India Yoga Institute as the main part of the education opening up "three cards" to promote language, culture, and heart-to-heart communication with South Asian and Southeast Asian countries, and serve as an important bridge for building a community with a shared future for mankind. At the same time, the school focuses on domestic cooperation, with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Institute of Religious Studies, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Shanghai JiaoTong University, Yunnan Baiyao Group, Lijiang, Dehong, Shangri-La, Xishuangbanna and other research institutes, universities, and cities sign strategic cooperation agreements to carry out substantive research work.


In the seventy years since the school was founded, the school has always taken its responsibility to stand on the frontier, serve the frontier, and serve the unity and prosperity of the nation. Most of the first generation of bachelors, masters, doctors, experts, scholars, party and government management cadres, education experts, and entrepreneurs among the 25 ethnic minorities living in Yunnan for the generations were trained by our school, especially the ethnic groups in the 29 Yunnan ethnic autonomous counties Most of the cadres graduated from our school. (The school has 12 nationalities including Tibetan, Dai, Lisu, Lahu, Jingpo, Wa, Naxi, Yi, Hani, Zhuang, Miao, Bai, and other 12 ethnic groups and 13 minority languages. It is the country with the largest variety of ethnic minority language majors.) The school has become a cradle for training high-level and high-quality talents of all ethnic groups in China, especially in Southwest China, an important base for studying ethnic issues and ethnic relations, and an important window for the country and Yunnan to open to the outside world. . Centering on the goal of forging a sense of community of the Chinese nation, the school has built a "six integration" national unity and progressive education system, and vigorously promote the exchanges and integration of various nationalities. In 1999, 2005, and 2009, the school was awarded the title of "National Model Unit for National Unity and Progress" three times by the State Council. In 2016, it was awarded the title of "National Model Unit for National Unity and Progress Creation Activities", and was awarded as "Civilized School of Yunnan Province" and "Civilized School of Yunnan Province". "Yunnan Province National Unity Demonstration School" and other titles.


In recent years, the school has formed a good situation of "team unity, campus harmony, and career development" around the national, frontier, and international orientation of running a school. It has achieved good results and formed its own characteristics and highlights.


To better serve the cultivation of ethnic minority talents, in 2013, based on the original preparatory education college, the minority preparatory education base for colleges and universities in Yunnan Province was settled in our school to build a bridge to higher education for ethnic minority students and serve universities inside and outside the province. Cultivate and transport a source of high-quality minority undergraduates. The base has been commended by the National Civil Affairs Commission and Yunnan Province many times, and has been awarded the "National Model Group of National Unity and Progress". In December 2017, General Secretary Xi Jinping replied to the college student Alinur Alimu and proposed: spread the beliefs of all ethnic groups and families to more people and be a good practice of ethnic unity in the new era. Maker, promoter, guardian.


To actively respond to the "One Belt One Road" initiative, on May 15, 2015, under the witness of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Modi, Yunnan Minzu University and the Indian Cultural Relations Committee signed a memorandum on the joint establishment of the China-India Yoga Institute, China-India Yoga Academy was established in our school, becoming the world's first yoga school outside of India. In November 2017, Premier Li Keqiang gave important instructions on the construction of the college, and the main leaders of the Ministry of Education and the State Sports General Administration issued special instructions respectively. After six years of construction and development, the college has created a precedent for yoga education in colleges and universities across the country. It has become the National Fitness Yoga Theory Research Center of the State Sports General Administration. The college is committed to becoming a standard-setter and rule maintainer for the spread of yoga in China. , The industry leader and even the founder of China's yoga discipline.


To further integrate into the national strategy and give full play to its geographical advantages, in December 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education agreed to add Yunnan Nationalities University to become the second batch of China-ASEAN Education and Training Center undertakers. In December 2016, with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, our school established the Lanmei Vocational Education Base based on the China-ASEAN Education and Training Center. After years of construction, the school has established 8 training bases at the border ports of China-Myanmar, China-Vietnam, and China-Laos, and 3 training bases in Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. At the same time, the school has established two training centers in Kunming and Germany in the China (Yunnan) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Hongpian District has established training bases to provide more than 40,000 professional and technical personnel training for Mekong countries. To broaden the field of Lanmei vocational education cooperation, the school established Lanmei International Vocational College, Lanmei Vocational Education Alliance, Lanmei International Cooperation Research Institute, and other multi-level and multi-fields to further promote Lanmei vocational education cooperation, enriching and enriching the national strategy of school service Construction results. Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the leaders of the Yunnan Provincial Party Committee and the provincial government, and the administrative leaders of the Party Committee of Guangxi Autonomous Region all spoke highly of the achievements of the Lancang-Mekong Vocational Education Base. Also, the construction of the Lancang-Mekong Vocational Education Base has been included in the "Lan-Mekong Cooperation Five-Year Action Plan (2018-2020)", the State Council, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Yunnan Provincial Government, and other policy documents. The shared projects and were rated as "National Educational Cooperation and Exchange Projects with Foreign Countries" by the Ministry of Education.


For 70 years, the school will continue to focus on connotative development, continue to explore and build a modern university system, rooted in Yunnan, facing the whole country, radiating Southeast Asia and South Asia, and striving to become a high-level national university and ethnic university under the background of the national "double first-class" construction. The unity model school and the "three winds" construction model school are moving forward steadily.


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