Capital Normal University

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Capital Normal University
Capital Normal University North Campus International Center.JPG
The international center on the north campus of Capital Normal University
Motto 为学为师、求实求新
Established 1954
Type Public
President Liu Xincheng (刘新成)
Academic staff 1,173
Students 27,940
Location Beijing
Campus Urban

Capital Normal University (首都师范大学, pinyin: Shǒudū Shīfàn Dàxué, or 首师大 for short) is a university in Beijing, China. It is covered by Project 211, a policy to renew and modernize educational facilities in the People's Republic of China.[1]


Capital Normal University was founded in 1954. Previously called Beijing Teacher's College, it was renamed Capital Normal University in 1993.[2] Its current president is Gong Huili.[3]


Capital Normal University consists of 17 colleges and department. These include:

  • College of Literature
  • College of Political Science & Law
  • College of Foreign Languages
  • College of Music
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Education Science
  • Department of History
  • School of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Educational Technology
  • College of Environmental Resources & Tourism
  • College of Information Engineering
  • Elementary Education College
  • Adult Education College
  • College of International Education

The University has more than 25,000 students, including 9,522 undergraduates, 1,315 graduate students, 14,000 adult students, and 376 foreign students. Undergraduates can choose from 41 different majors.[1]


Capital Normal University comprises three campuses, all located on the Third Ring Road in northwest Beijing. The southern campus, the headquarters, houses the majority of CNU's academic programs, while the North 1 campus houses the College of International Culture, and the North 2 the College of Information Engineering.[4]


  1. ^ a b "A brief introduction to Capital Normal University". Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
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  3. ^ "President of Capital Normal University" (in Chinese). Official website of Capital Normal University. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  4. ^ "About CNU". Retrieved 2007-09-10. 

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