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Yunnan Normal University is a provincial key normal university with a long history and excellent tradition. It is one of the 100 universities that the Ministry of Education and the Yunnan Provincial People's Government "jointly built" by the Ministry of Education and the national central and western basic capacity improvement project.


After the outbreak of the Anti-Japanese War in 1937, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Nankai University moved to Kunming to form the National Southwest Associated University, under which there were schools of liberal arts, sciences, engineering, law and business, and teachers' colleges. After the victory of the Anti-Japanese War, the three universities that formed the United Nations General Assembly were demobilized and returned to the north in 1946. The Normal University’s restructuring system remained in Kunming to run independently and was named the National Kunming Normal University. After more than 80 years of change and development, it has trained more than 300,000 talents at all levels and types for the country, and is known as "the cradle of teachers on the red soil plateau."


The school covers an area of 3,300 acres, with 24 colleges, 2 independent colleges, 29 affiliated and cooperatively-run primary and secondary schools, and kindergartens. The school has the National Solar Water Heater Quality Supervision and Inspection Center, the Yunnan Tourism Industry Research Institute, the China-Laos Renewable Energy Joint Laboratory, the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory, the Ministry of Education Engineering Research Center, and the Southwest China Open and Border Security Center. More than 40 scientific research institutions. The first batch of new-type think tank cultivation units with characteristics of Yunnan Province has been built. The school has more than 32,000 full-time doctoral, master, and undergraduate students, and more than 16,000 adult continuing education students; the library has more than 3.4 million books and materials. It is the construction unit of the Yunnan Document Information Service Center of the Chinese Higher Education Document Guarantee System. The new generation of "backbone" "digital campus". "Journal of Yunnan Normal University" (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition) has now been included in important domestic evaluation institutions and core journals. In 2019, it was selected as the third national "Top 100 Newspapers and Top 100 Social Science Journals in 2018". "Journal of Yunnan Normal University" (Natural Science Edition) is now the core journal of China's science and technology. "Journal of Yunnan Normal University" (Teaching and Research on Chinese as a Foreign Language Edition) is an academic journal of linguistics and is now a core journal of Chinese Humanities and Social Sciences (extended edition).


The school has 11 disciplines of literature, history, philosophy, law, teaching, management, science, engineering, economics, art, and agriculture, forming a multidisciplinary and coordinated development of disciplines and majors. There are 15 disciplines in the fourth round of discipline evaluation by the Ministry of Education. Each subject ranks among the top 70% of universities in the country, of which geography is in the top 20%, and pedagogy is in the top 40%. There are currently 93 undergraduate majors, 17 provincial-level key disciplines, 6 provincial-level first-class disciplines, 2 post-doctoral research mobile stations, 4 first-level discipline doctoral degree authorization points, 1 doctoral professional degree authorization point, and 1 It is authorized by the first-level discipline to authorize doctorate degrees in second-level disciplines, 28 first-level disciplines for master's degree authorization, and 16 types of master's professional degree authorization points. It is the first batch of 24 pilot programs in the country to recruit and train master's degree graduate students in international Chinese education. One of the universities.


Through reforms and innovations in teacher education, talent training models, curriculum systems, credit system, teaching content, teaching methods, etc., the school has completed the transition from traditional teacher education to modern teacher education, and from traditional normal colleges to teacher education. The transformation of a characteristic high-level university. The school has won 76 national and provincial teaching achievement awards including the first prize of national teaching achievement; it has a national teaching team, a national talent training model innovation experimental zone, a national education system reform pilot project, and a national specialty specialty , National-level professional comprehensive reform pilots, national-level quality courses, national-level experimental teaching demonstration centers, national-level bilingual teaching demonstration courses, national-level teaching teachers, innovative teams of the Ministry of Education, demonstration projects for teacher team construction, etc., a total of 135 national "quality Project" construction project to achieve full coverage of the national teaching quality project, the first Yunnan Discipline Inspection and Supervision Institute in the country, the establishment of the Yunnan Research Institute, and the lead of 14 normal universities across the province to join the establishment of the Yunnan University Teacher Education Alliance; it is a national-level university student innovation and entrepreneurship training Plan universities, national demonstration universities for deepening innovation and entrepreneurship education reform, national advanced units of entrepreneurship education research and practice in national institutions of higher learning, and national college entrepreneurship instructor training bases, successively won the "National Excellent Academic Affairs Office of Regular Higher Education Institutions" and "National Advanced Enrollment Team of Higher Education Institutions" "National Advanced Unit for Adult Higher Education in General Colleges and Universities", "National Colleges with Typical Employment Experience for Graduates" and other honors, the employment of graduates has entered the top 50 universities in the country and the top 10 local undergraduate colleges. Obtained excellent evaluation of the undergraduate teaching work level of the Ministry of Education.


The school has two national platforms, the National Solar Energy Quality Inspection Center, the China-Laos Renewable Energy Joint Laboratory, the Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, the Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education, the Key Laboratory of Yunnan Province, the Engineering Center of Yunnan Province, and the Yunnan Province There are more than 40 provincial and ministerial-level scientific research platforms and bases such as philosophy and social science research bases, and 19 provincial and ministerial-level innovation teams such as the innovation team of the Ministry of Education, the Yunnan science and technology innovation team, and the Yunnan philosophy and social science innovation team. There are two provincial-level collaborative innovation centers, the Collaborative Innovation Center for Geoenvironment and Borderland Development in Southwest China, and the Collaborative Innovation Center for Renewable Energy Research and Development in Southwest China, and the Southwest China Center for Opening-up and Border Security Research, and one Yunnan Province focused on cultivating new-type think tanks. There are two new-type think tanks in Yunnan universities, namely, the Yunnan education decision-making consulting think tank, and the research thinks tank on the geo-environment and the construction of the "Belt and Road" in Southwest China.


The school has more than 2,400 faculty members and 887 senior titles. Among them are the "Changjiang Scholars" Distinguished Professor of the Ministry of Education, the leader of the Ten Thousand Talents Program, the national outstanding contribution expert, the National "Hundred, and Thousand Talents Project", and the "Hundred Talents Program" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. , National Teaching Teacher, University Young Teacher Award of Ministry of Education, Ministry of Education "New Century Excellent Talents Training Program", Chinese Academy of Sciences "Western Light" project training program talents, the country's most beautiful Communist Party member, national model teacher, national outstanding teacher, A group of experts and scholars including major experts in the national Marxist theoretical research and construction project. Nobel Laureate Yang Zhenning, Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Yang Le, Guo Boling, Dai Ruwei, Ouyang Ziyuan, Academician of the Royal Academy of Engineering, University of Cambridge Professor Amaratunga, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Academician of the British Academy of Social Sciences Pisari Dess, former editor-in-chief of the US "New York Times" and former chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Review Committee, Simmer Topping, world futurist Dr. John Nesbitt, economist Wu Jinglian, etc. from more than 40 countries and regions Nearly one hundred well-known experts have been hired as honorary professors, visiting professors or part-time professors of the school.


The school is an open modern university with an international perspective. It has been identified by the Ministry of Education and Hanban as one of the 10 key universities supporting Chinese teaching in neighboring countries. The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council "National Southwest Associated University Site" across the Taiwan Strait Exchange base, Overseas Chinese Education Base of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, National Teacher Training Base for the International Promotion of Chinese Language, China's training base for Chinese language teachers to Southeast Asian countries, the country's first batch of universities overseas to host Confucius Institutes, receiving Chinese government scholarships and Confucius Institute scholarships Colleges and universities, the first batch of demonstration bases for studying in China, the Ministry of Education’s Study Abroad Training and Research Center, the national HSK test and Chinese as a second foreign language teaching ability qualification test site, and universities with the right to enroll students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. The school has established 1 Confucius Institute, 4 Confucius Classrooms, and 6 Chinese Language and Culture Centers abroad, and cooperates with more than 160 foreign universities and research institutes in more than 60 countries and regions including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. The institution has cooperated and exchanged and won the first provincial and ministerial joint establishment of the "Yunnan Chinese Language Institute" by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council. It has recruited more than 16,000 international students from more than 80 countries. It is one of the universities with the largest number of international students in Yunnan Province.


The school has been awarded by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the State Council, the Ministry of Education, the National Federation of Trade Unions, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, etc. , Graduates’ typical employment experience colleges and universities, "National Training Program" exemplary training units, first prize units for outstanding achievements in campus culture construction in colleges and universities; won the first prize in Yunnan Province’s first national college student "Challenge Cup" extracurricular scientific and technological work competition, in the country Won the Grand Prize and the First Prize many times in the Mathematical Modeling Contest for College Students, the National College Student Speech Contest, the National College English Contest, and the National Normal Student Teaching Skills Contest; successively won the Demonstration Site of Primary Party Building in Yunnan Province and the Demonstration of Learning Party Organization Construction in Yunnan Province The provincial party committee creates the first priority to enter the grassroots party organization, and the Yunnan Province theoretical position management construction demonstration site. The school’s classes, clubs, and individuals have also emerged as a group of national advanced class collective pacemakers, the national "Learning from Lei Feng" advanced group, the national university outstanding student association, the national "Xiaoping Technology Innovation Team", the top 8 of the CUBA Chinese University Women’s Basketball League and Athletes who won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Athens, Beijing, and London.


In the new stage of historical development, the school will take morality as the foundation, improve the quality of talent training as the core, take the construction of first-class disciplines as the mainline, actively serve the leapfrog development of Yunnan, be a pioneer in the reform and innovation of Yunnan teacher education, and accelerate the construction of teacher education Featured high-level university.

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