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Northwest Normal University

  • Category Public University
  • Attribute Provincial key universities
  • City Lanzhou
  • Preponderant Discipline

    Art, History, Literature, Management Science, Pedagogy, Science, etc…

  • Key Majors

    Administration Management, Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Total Students 35501
  • International Students /
  • Program Taught in English

    No programs

  • Monthly Living Cost(RMB) 1000
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Northwest Normal University General Education

Northwest Normal University, located in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, is a key university jointly established by the Gansu Provincial People's Government and the Ministry of Education. Selected as the National Central and Western Universities Basic Capacity Building Project, Excellent Teacher Training Program, Excellent Engineer Education Training Program, Discipline Innovation and Talent Introducing Program for Colleges and Universities, Chinese Language Education Base of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, Chinese Government Scholarship for International Students Accepting Institutions, Key Supported by the State One of the fourteen universities in the western region. Supported by Beijing Normal University. As of March 2021, the school headquarters covers an area of 960 acres, and the new campus covers an area of 541.8 acres; the total planned construction area of the school building is 1,005,000 square meters; there are 36,064 students of various types, including 17,389 ordinary undergraduates, 573 doctoral students, There are 8,697 postgraduate students and 366 international students; 2,272 faculty members; 26 secondary colleges; 9 post-doctoral research stations, 10 first-level discipline doctoral programs, 1 professional degree doctoral program, and 30 first-level disciplines Master program, 18 professional degree master programs, 79 undergraduate programs.

Northwest Normal University Education

The school is one of the first units that the State Council has determined to have the right to confer bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. There are currently 11 first-level doctoral programs in education, chemistry, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, mathematics, physics, geography, psychology, biology, fine arts, Marxist theory, etc., and one professional doctoral degree authorized by the doctor of education Category; 30 first-level discipline master’s programs, 1 second-level discipline master’s program (excluding first-level discipline coverage points), and 19 professional master’s authorization categories. There are 2 national key (cultivation) disciplines, 11 provincial first-class disciplines, and 36 provincial key disciplines. Chemistry, materials science, and engineering entered the top 1% of ESI's global rankings. 9 subjects entered the B category in the fourth round of national subject evaluation. There are 81 general undergraduate majors (including 9 national-level specialty majors, 22 national-level first-class undergraduate major construction sites, and 17 provincial-level first-class undergraduate major construction sites), and a relatively reasonable degree authorization system has been formed, covering philosophy, economics There are 10 disciplines including science, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, management, and art.

Northwest Normal University International Exchange and Cooperation

The School of International Cultural Exchange of Northwest Normal University was established in June 2012. It is an export-oriented, compound and international talent training base for Sino-foreign cultural and educational exchanges in our school. The second-level college of scientific research and social services undertakes various types and forms of Chinese teaching, training, scientific research and Chinese culture dissemination tasks for undergraduates, graduate students, international students, and Chinese students. The college also undertakes the recruitment, management and service of international students in the whole school.

The college has the Department of Chinese as a Foreign Language, the Professional Degree Education Center for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, the Teaching Center for International Students of Northwest Normal University, the Institute of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, the Institute of Central Asian and Donggan Languages and Cultures, the Institute of Language and Cultural Communication, and the Distance Education for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. Teaching and research institutions such as laboratories, national and regional research centers. The first Chinese language education base established by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council in Gansu Province and the Gansu International Chinese Language Promotion Center established by the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters also rely on this college to carry out work.

The college has an international education teaching and management team with reasonable professional structure, academic structure, echelon structure and academic relationship. There are 25 full-time teachers and 12 professional management personnel for international students, of which 12 teachers have the titles of professors and associate professors, 16 There are 12 famous teachers with doctoral degrees and 12 teachers with overseas teaching experience, 4 of whom have served as the Chinese director of the Confucius Institute at our school.

The college has established an enrollment management agency for international students in China, which is responsible for the enrollment, management and service of international students in the school. Adhering to the concept of "focusing on the west, taking into account both internal and external, deeply cultivating Central Asia, characteristic development, improving quality and efficiency, and seeking progress while maintaining stability", the college actively serves the country's opening-up strategy and the school's internationalization. At present, the school has trained more than 2,000 international students from more than 40 countries.

The School of International Cultural Exchange aims to "promote the Chinese language, promote Chinese civilization, and carry out international exchanges", and is committed to cultivating a humanistic temperament of "openness, tolerance, pioneering and enterprising", as well as people who are "fluent in language, good at teaching, able to communicate and understand rules". A high-level compound international Chinese education and international exchange talent, to be the successor, innovator and disseminator of Chinese culture in the new era. The college has the right to confer undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, and has formed a "three-in-one" teaching model of teacher training for Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese teaching for foreign students, and master’s training for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

The School of International Cultural Exchange is an important part of the school's international strategic layout. The college insists on serving the overall goal of the school's internationalization strategy, adhering to the purpose of promoting the internationalization process of our school and shaping the international image of our school, actively creating a positive atmosphere for cross-cultural development, and serving the school's development and international cultural and educational exchanges.