Zhejiang Normal University
|Zhejiang Normal University|
25,000 adult students
|Location||Jinhua, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China|
|Former names||Hangzhou Normal Academy
Hangzhou Normal College
Zhejiang Teaching College
Zhejiang Financial School
Zhejiang School of Preschool-Teacher Education
Jinhua Railway Engineering School
http://www.zjnu.edu.cn/ (Chinese)http://www.zjnu.edu.cn/eng/ (English)
Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU; simplified Chinese: 浙江师范大学; traditional Chinese: 浙江師範大學; pinyin: Zhèjiāng shīfàn dàxué is a comprehensive public university based in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province, China.
The main campus of Zhejiang Normal University (ZNU) is located at the cultural historical city of Jinhua in the central part of Zhejiang Province. The city links Shanghai and Hangzhou to the north, and Guangdong and Fujian provinces to the south. The University is next to a national scenic spot—the Shuanglong Cave, and covers a total area of more than 220 hectares with a total floor space of more than one million square meters. Its green and beautiful campus furnishes an ideal place for living, study and work.
The university was originally established as the Hangzhou Normal Academy in 1956. It became the Hangzhou Normal College in 1958. In 1962, Hangzhou Normal College and the Zhejiang Teaching College merged to become the Zhejiang Normal College. In 1965, the college relocated to Jinhua. In 1980, the college was classified as a tertiary education. In 1985, the college became the Zheijiang Normal University. Since then, the university has expanded its colleges, departments and undergraduate programmes.
Subsequently in 2000, 2001, and 2004, three more higher education merged into ZJNU; Zhejiang Financial School, Zhejiang School of Preschool-Teacher Education and the Jinhua Railway Engineering School respectively.
As one of the key provincial universities, ZNU specializes in teacher education with multiple branches of learning. The University consists of 18 colleges offering 61 undergraduate programs. It has an enrolment over 25,480 undergraduates, 4,300 postgraduates, and 15,000 adult students in various adult education programs. Among the total staff of 2,640, there are 1,460 full-time instructors, including a Chinese Academy of Sciences Academician, 260 full professors and 650 associate professors. One professor was awarded the title of National Outstanding Scholar. The University is named by the Ministry of Education as a Key National Training Base for Teachers of Vocational Education. In addition, it is designated by the Ministry of Railways as a base for the training of locomotive engineers. Moreover, Zhejiang Training Center for University and College Teachers is affiliated to the university for various in-service training programs.
At present, the University claims 24 provincial key disciplines, 6 provincial key construction disciplines, 3 provincial research bases and 63 master’s degree programs. ZNU offers other professional master’s programs including M. Ed., MPA, MBA, MSW, MTCSOL, MA for Part-Time Vocational Education and MA of Science in Physical Education. The libraries at ZNU have a collection of more than 3,000,000 traditional books and over 1,850,000 online books. 42 laboratories have been established, with a total floor space of 119,000 square meters, including one key laboratory of the Ministry of Education, one national key demonstration center of experiment instruction and 5 provincial key laboratories and key demonstration centers of experiment instruction.
The University makes strenuous efforts to open up to the outside world. In recent years, ties of academic exchange and cooperation have been set up between ZNU and 92 foreign universities and research institutes in 42 countries. In 1996, ZNU set up a Center for Chinese Language and Culture in Cameroon. In 1997, the University was authorized to accept short-term and long-term international students. Approved by the Ministry of Education, ZNU established a Base for Education Assistance and Development in 2004 to undertake human resources development projects for senior educational administrators from other continents. In addition, the University has been authorized to run a center for overseas studies to assist self-funded students to study in foreign countries. In 2007, the University was authorized to accept international students supported by the Chinese Government Scholarship, and established a Confucius Institute in Cameroon and Ukraine respectively.
Following the motto of “wisdom with virtue, integrity with innovation”, ZNU is striding forward to build itself into a high-level comprehensive teaching and research university with its own characteristics.
Secretary of the Party Committee : Chen Dexi
President : Wu Fengmin
Vice Secretary of the Party Committee : Hu Jianxin
Vice Secretary of the Party Committee : Zhang Xianliang
Vice President : Wang Hui
Vice President : Wang Jingyao
Vice President : Yang Ling
Vice President : Jiang Guojun
College and schools
Zhejiang Normal University has 18 colleges and schools that offers 61 study programs .
- Chuyang Honors College
- Institute of African Studies
- College of Economics and Management
- College of Law and Political Science
- Hangzhou College of Preschool Teacher Education
- College of Physical Education and Health Sciences
- College of Humanities
- College of Foreign Languages
- College of Geography and Environmental Sciences
- College of Engineering
- College of Music
- College of International Culture and Education
- College of Chemistry and Life Sciences
- College of Teacher Education
- College of Fine Arts
- College of Mathematics Physics and Information Technology
- College of Communication and Creative Culture
- Xingzhi College
- College of Vocational and Technical Education
- Office of Postgraduate Teaching and Student Affairs
The university has also another college in Hangzhou, Hangzhou Junior Teachers College.
Institute of African Studies,Zhejiang Normal University (IASZNU),http://ias.zjnu.cn/