Guizhou Nationalities University

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Guizhou Nationalities University
Established 1951
Type Public university
President Wu Dahua
Location Guiyang, Guizhou,  People's Republic of China
Campus Urban area: 88.3 hectares

Guizhou Nationalities University (simplified Chinese: 贵州民族学院; traditional Chinese: 貴州民族學院; pinyin: Guìzhou min zu xué yuàn is a provincial public university located in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, China.[1]


The university was established in 1951 as the earliest university to cater for indigenous people such as the Zhuang people which populate Guizhou province.

About GZUN[edit]

'Guizhou Minzu University was founded on May 17, 1951 under the jurisdiction of the People’s Government of Guizhou Province. As one of the first minorities-oriented universities in China, it is a key provincial higher education institute sponsored jointly by the People’s Government of Guizhou Province and the State Commission for Nationalities, awarded the rank of A in the 2007 National Evaluation of Undergraduate Education.The university is located in Huaxi District of Guiyang City, a scenic spot with green mountains and bright waters renowned as “Pearl of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau”. The campus covers an area of 883,100 m2 with a construction space of 395,400 m2. There is a collection of 1.259 million printed publications and 2,100 GB e-books in the University Library. Guizhou Minzu University has a well-structured and well-developed staff. There are 1,152 teachers and workers on the payroll, of whom 694 people are professional teachers. Of the faculty 365 teachers are awarded with the professional rank above associate professor, taking up 52.6%; of the faculty 402 teachers have received the degree above master, accounting for 57.9%.The university enrolls students from 31 provinces (cities, autonomous regions and municipalities under the jurisdiction of the Central Government). At present the student population reaches over 18,000, of whom more than 70% come from minority areas and West China. Since the founding of the university 60,000 plus talents of various disciplines have been cultivated. There are 8 categories in the university, namely, liberal arts, history, law, management, sciences, economics, engineering and pedagogy. As such, it is a comprehensive higher education institute, where undergraduates compose the majority with postgraduates, preparatory university students and further education recipients as complementation. The university governs 19 schools, namely, School of Business, School of Law, School of Ethnography and Sociology, School of Physical Education, School of Literature, School of Foreign Languages, School of Media, School of Music and Dance, School of Fine Arts, School of Sciences, School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, School of Computer and Information Engineering, School of Architecture'.


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Coordinates: 26°27′58″N 106°39′58″E / 26.46611°N 106.66611°E / 26.46611; 106.66611