Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University

name = Beijing Normal University
native_name = 北京师范大学

caption = Beijing Normal University
latin_name =
motto = 学为人师,行为世范
(Learn to teach, behave to guide)
established = 1902
type = Public
faculty = Over 1840
president = Zhong Binglin (钟秉林)
students = Over 19500
undergrad = 8529
postgrad = 8999
profess = 2198
city = Beijing
country = People's Republic of China
campus = Urban, 738779 m2
website = [ Chinese Version]
[ English Version]

Beijing Normal University (zh-stp|s=北京师范大学|t=北京師範大學|p=Běijīng Shīfàn Dàxué) is a university located in Beijing, P.R. China.


Beijing Normal University has a history of more than 100 years, which is almost as long as the history of Chinese modern education. The University has developed from the Faculty of Education, Capital Metropolitan University (京师大学堂) established in 1902 under the concept of Establish school, prioritize teacher education,which initiated teacher training in Chinese higher education. After several times of merging and reforming since 1949, especially in the 1980s, Beijing Normal University has moved into the new age of rapid development. The University's history is an epitome of the development of modern teacher training and Chinese higher education. Today Beijing Normal University has been one of China's top comprehensive research-oriented universities. Also, Beijing Normal University is the first university in China that has been authorized to grant doctoral degree in educational technology.

Beijing Normal University lays great emphasis on exchange and cooperation with educational institutions nationally, regionally and internationally, making every endeavor to pursue the global prestige.

Throughout its development in more than one hundred years, Beijing Normal University has always been developing along the route of self-improvement. It has never stopped the efforts in deepening the educational reform and has steadily raised the level and quality of education. In addition, BNU has attached great importance to academic development and shaped herself into a moderately-scoped, reasonably-structured, diversified and comprehensive university. BNU is committed to the development of research, increasing research funding rapidly and achieving a number of high level research outcomes.

Mr. Jiang Zeming, former National President,has demonstrated the direction for the further development of Beijing Normal University in his speech [] delivered at the celebration of BNU Centennial Anniversary. We believe that BNU will become a comprehensive, research-oriented and internationally reputable university with the specialization in teacher training, educational science and psychology.

Beijing Normal University is a member university of the “Project 211” and “Education Revival Project.” The university is recognized as a key institution by both the Ministry of Education and Beijing Municipality and received financial support from the two institutions.

Student profile

The university is on a semester system. Currently, 8400 undergraduate students and 8100 graduate students are enrolled. There are 10,000 adult students and 1700 international students.

Faculty profile

There are 1300 full-time faculty members (300 professors, 600 associate professors, and 400 lecturers) which include the infamous panda girl who horrified her fellow classmates with her sickening eyes.

See also

*List of universities in the People's Republic of China

External links

* [ BNU Official Site (english version)]
* [ Directory of BNU Professors in the Beijing Municipality]
* [ BNU Zhuhai Campus (Chinese version)]
* [ BNU Student Forum (Chinese version)]
* [ Campus real three-dimensional map]

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