Hebei Normal University

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Hebei Normal University
Motto Concerns about the whole world, while striving for true knowledge.
Established 1902
Type Public
President Jiang Chunlan(蒋春澜)
Academic staff 3016
Undergraduates 30199 (includes specialist students)
Postgraduates 2788
Location Shijiazhuang, China
Campus New Campus, 122,287 mu
Affiliations Hebei Education Department
Website [1] or [2]

Hebei Normal University (河北师范大学) is a university in Hebei, China under the provincial government. Hebei Normal University is a provincial key university with a hundred-year history. The university originated from Shuntian School established in Beijing in 1902 and Beiyang Women Normal School established in Tianjin in 1906.Approved by Hebei provincial government, the former Hebei Teachers University, Hebei Teachers College, Hebei Education Institute established in 1952 and Hebei Vocational and Technological College merged into one in June 1996 and was named Hebei Normal University. Hebei Normal University is an early-established large-scale university in China. The names of many great revolutionary pioneers such as Deng Yingchao, Liu Qingyang, Guo Longzhen, Yang Xiufeng and Kang Shien are on the list of graduates. A group of famous scholars like Liang Suming, Zhang Shenfu and Tang Yongtong and others are on the list, too. Among the graduates are some academicians such as Yan Luguang and Hao Bolin and famous coaches and athletes who won championship in international games such as Xu Shaofa and Cai Zhenhua. Since New China was founded in 1949, Hebei Normal University has trained more than 200,000 people with professional skills.

Students & Staff[edit]

Hebei Normal University covers 1829 mu (121 hectares). The university library has a collection of 3,30,000 volumes of books. The university embraces a faculty and staff of 2852 with a teaching faculty of 1,480 among whom there are 359 professors, 974 associate professors, 1 academician of China Academy of Sciences, 106 provincial model experts, 138 Ph.D. supervisors and 871 postgraduate tutors. Total number of on-campus undergraduate students is 57,658, including 33404 students majored in 2-year or 4-year programs, 3866 graduate students and 20,388 further education students.

Colleges & Departments[edit]

At present, Hebei Normal University has 21 colleges and 1 independent college (Huihua College). There are 81 four-year undergraduate programs, 91 master degree programs and 24 doctoral degree programs. In addition, there are 4 post-doctoral-research stations, 2 State Demo Centers of Experimental Teaching, 4 Province Demo Centers of Experimental Teaching.

The disciplines and specialties in Hebei Normal University have covered the 9 fields: philosophy, economics, laws, literature, history, education, management, sciences, and engineering. The university now has 1 state first-rank discipline, 4 provincial-rank excellent disciplines, and 15 provincial key laboratories. There are 9 units directly under the governing of the university: CCP Training School,Graduate School,College of Further Education & Teacher Training ; College of International Culture Exchange; Training Centre for Higher Education Teachers;Further Education Center; Office for New Campus Construction;Institute for Education Development and Office of Development.

The other affiliated units of the university include: Computer & Network Center; Analysis & Test Center; Editor Offie of University Journal; University Logistic Service Group; Publishing House of Chinese Philology Weekly; Thoughts & Wizdom Journal; University Hospital;Affiliated Middle School; Affiliated Primary School; Affiliated Experimental Middle & Primary School; Affiliated Minority College(Tibet); Department of Computor Teaching; Hebei Provincial Center for Modern Higher Education Technology ; Hebei Vocational Education Research Institute, Hebei Research Institute of Pedagogy, Discipline Education Research Institute and Ancient Books Selecting and Sorting-out Research Institute.

We also have established the National Training Center for the Backbone Teachers of Middle and Primary Schools, Hebei Further Education Center for the Middle and Primary School Teachers, Teacher Training Center of Hebei Higher Learning Institutions, Hebei Modern Technical Education Center and the CERNET Hebei Node.

Research & Innovation[edit]

Since the merging of four universities in 1996, the university has got two national awards of teaching achievements, 41 provincial awards of teaching achievements and has undertaken eight state projects of teaching innovation as well as 11 provincial level projects concerning the same areas. From 1997 to 2011, the university undertook 718 research programs above department level, among them 231 programs are national(37 natural science research programs and 18 social science research programs)and 199 research programs at the provincial (123 natural science research programs and 76 social science research programs). There are a group of programs having nation-wide influence such as national 937 Project, the project of the State Natural Scientific Funds and the Projects of Excellent Youth Scientific Funds. Some of the Scientific Research Achievements take the lead in the nation or in the province. Up to now, 483 academic books and 6,542 essays have been published publicly. According to the statistics of the essays from universities and college provided by China Science and Technology Information Office, in the years of 1999, 2000 and 2001 the scientific essays collected in SCI (SCIE) rank as No.49,No.44 and No.62.According to the Rank on the Internet given by the book of The Evaluation of the Universities in China, our university ranks within the first 100 universities. By the rank announced in 2003, our university ranks as No.90 among all the universities in China.No.9 Normal Universities in China and is No.4 among over 30 provincial Normal Universities.

Since the year of 2002, the annually funds for research has rapidly increased from ¥6 millions to ¥42.29 millions in 2008. There are 143 newly-undertaken state research projects, including 112 natural science programs and 31 social science programs. The university has undertaken some state key research programs with significance, for example, programs of National “973” Plan, State “863” Plan, Plans, key programs and special programs, for example, key programs on transferring agricultural research into technology and transgenic industry development program sponsored by National Science Foundation, Key Program of Pre-study Plans of State Science and Technology Ministry, Key programs of National Social Science Foundation and The state key project of Qing-dynasty History and so on. Some of the achievements produced from these programs, which published in ScienceThe Plant CellInventions, MathematicalAdvances in Mathematics, Astrophysical Journal are first-level both home and abroad.

Taking the advantage of basic theory studies, the university starts putting more emphases on applied science studies, such as medicine intermediate development, the new-type of wheat, the industrialization of ultrafine-grained materials and the deepening study on Yao-zhao culture, land assessment and planning, ecological environment protection and development. These studies has significantly enhanced the ability of HNU to serve local economy development.

International Connections[edit]

Hebei Normal University has established broad connections with prestigious universities in the world. Up to now, we have established international relationship with more than 30 universities in America, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, French, Canada, Peru, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Spain and etc. The university, approved by the State Education Committee, can enroll international students as well as the students from Hong Kong, Macau and Tai Wan. At present, we have about 289 students of long and short term programs from Japan, South Korea, Italy, U.K, America and Canada and other countries.2323

The Orientation and the Intention of the university[edit]

Deeply rooted in Hebei Province with a vision for the whole country and the whole world, to prepare the backbone teachers for whole-provincial elementary education, actively serving for the economy and society development of Hebei. To give priority to the undergraduate education, moderately develop graduate education and other forms of education; Oriented toward disciplines’ construction, the university dedicated to a continuous improvement in teaching quality and research ability in accordance with the principle of all-round developing in scale, structure, quality and benefits.

To make HNU a leading, new-type of comprehensive, high-quality, teaching-research-oriented normal university with unique features by promoting the reform on teaching and internal management mechanism with the scientific outlook on development, the university will actively promote the education innovation and marches on the set goals

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