South China Normal University

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South China Normal University
South China Normal University logo.png
Motto in English
Foster the spirit of working hard;
Pursue studies with utmost rigour;
Seek truth from facts to blaze new trails;
And be a model of virtue for others.
Type Public university
Established 1933
Location Guangzhou, Guangdong,  People's Republic of China
South China Normal University
Traditional Chinese 華南師範大學
Simplified Chinese 华南师范大学
Administration Building

South China Normal University (SCNU; Chinese: 华南师范大学) is a comprehensive university of Project 211 in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, in the People's Republic of China.[1][2] The university is featured distinctively by both teaching and research, consisting of diverse branches of learning such as philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, technology, and management. There is also an elementary school in this university.[3]


University Timeline[4]
Date Name
(1933.8) Teacher's College of Xiangqin University
(1935.3) Education College of Xiangqin University
(1938.9) Guangdong Provincial College of Education
(1939.9) Guangdong Provincial College of Arts & Science
(1950.10) Guangdong College of Arts & Science
(1951.6) Teachers' College of Sun Yet-sen University
(1951.10) South China Teacher's College
(1970.10) Guangdong Teacher's College
(1977.11) South China Teacher's College
(1982.10) South China Normal University


  1. ^ "Map of South China Normal University". Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "South China Normal University". Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  3. ^ South China Normal University
  4. ^ History of SCNU

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Coordinates: 23°08′11″N 113°20′59″E / 23.1365°N 113.3496°E / 23.1365; 113.3496