Hunan Normal University is located in Changsha City, Hunan Province. Hunan Province's key ministries and provinces jointly built a "double first-class" construction colleges and universities and were selected as the basic capacity building project of western universities, the nationally-constructed high-level university public postgraduate program, the outstanding legal talent education and training program, the outstanding doctor education and training program, and the outstanding teachers Training program, National University Student Innovation Experimental Program, National University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Program, National Demonstration University for Deepening Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Reform, Chinese Government Scholarship Hosting Institutions for International Students in China, Ministry of Education Demonstration Base for Studying in China, National University Student Cultural Quality Education base. It is an important member of international organizations such as the International Union of Art, Design and Media Schools (Cumulus) and the "Belt and Road" Think Tank Cooperation Alliance.
The predecessor of the university was China's first independent National Normal College founded in 1938. At the beginning of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the National Normal College was merged into Hunan University. In August 1953, the national colleges and departments were adjusted, and Hunan University was abolished and Hunan Normal College was established. In 1984, the university was renamed Hunan Normal University.
As of April 2021, the university has 7 campuses, covering an area of more than 2,744 acres and a building area of 1.31 million square meters; it has 24 colleges with 89 undergraduate majors enrolled; the library has more than 4.1 million books; it has 20 post-doctoral scientific research Mobile station, 21 first-level disciplines authorized for a doctoral degree, 1 authorized point for doctoral professional degrees, 34 first-level disciplines authorized for master's degree, 24 types of professional master degree categories; the school has more than 2,020 full-time teachers; more than 40,000 students Among them, there are more than 11,000 postgraduates and nearly 1,200 long-term and short-term international students.