Capital Normal University

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Capital Normal University
Capital Normal University logo.png
Motto 为学为师、求实求新
Type Public
Established 1954
President Gong Huili (宫辉力)
Academic staff
Students 31,086
Location Beijing

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]


The student activity center of Capital Normal University

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 27 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 31,086 students, including 10,763 undergraduates, 6,411 graduate students, 11,993 adult students, and 1,352 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]

Notable alumni[edit]


  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. Archived from the original on 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  4. ^ "About CNU". Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 

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Coordinates: 39°55′46″N 116°18′01″E / 39.9294°N 116.3003°E / 39.9294; 116.3003