Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China sponsored by the national top university construction programs "Project 211" and "Project 985".In 2017, ECNU was chosen as one of the 36 Class A universities on the list of Double First Class University Plan released by the central government of China.
Shanghai, with a population of more than 24 million, is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world's busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China. And also it is An amazing tourism city, Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden as well as the extensive Lujiazui skyline, many skyscrapers, and major museums including the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Disneyland Park.
With two beautiful campuses located in the Minhang and Putuo districts of Shanghai, and covering a total area of more than 207 hectares, ECNU has long been known as a Garden University.
As the first normal university established after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, ECNU has attached the utmost importance to teacher training. The Ministry of Education's Training Center for Secondary School Principals located at ECNU is a unique base for the training of secondary school principals on China's Mainland and for advanced studies for secondary schools in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
ECNU attaches great importance to internationalization. The university has established exchange and cooperative partnerships with more than 200 internationally renowned universities and academic institutions. As one of the first Chinese universities to carry out international Chinese education, it enjoys a leading position in this field.
Among its 4,000 strong faculty, 1,969 are professors and associate professors, including 18 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering. Currently, the number of full-time undergraduate students is 16,273 and that of graduate students is 18,935. There are also about 1,527 international students studying at ECNU.
Teacher training is one of the great features of ECNU, China's leading normal university. ECNU began training junior middle school teachers already in 1952 and has taken on the role of a teacher-training university ever since its early days. Over the past decades, ECNU has fostered a large number of excellent teachers and educators for the country's basic education. The Ministry of Education's Training Center for Secondary School Principals, located at ECNU, is a unique base for the training of secondary school principals in Mainland China.
ECNU welcome all intelligent students from all over the world, it offers different scholarships to international students, such as Shanghai Government Scholarship(Full Scholarship (Tuition, accommodation, insurance fee and monthly stipend of 2500 RMB) International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship,( Full Scholarship (Tuition, accommodation, insurance fee and monthly stipend 2500 RMB)ECNU Excellent Freshmen Scholarship, (Monthly stipend 2500 RMB for the first 12 months)
ECNU is the wonderful compus that famous for all kinds of food, ECNU does provide several Canteens and cafe which offers varity of food, it contacts: School Canteens, Western Restaurant, Muslim canteen, Hongkong style restaurant, 24-hour book cafe, EDU cafe, and the high-level desinged dormitory and living accommodation provide all the international students comfortable circumstances.
ECNU is famous for its highlights of Clubs & Societies, now international students played an important part in campus life, To date, there are several officially clubs registered international student Club, such as Zhongbei Soccer Club, Badminton Club, Cricket Club, Volleyball Club, Multi-Language Club.