Hebei Normal University

Why Study at Hebei Normal University, China

Hebei Normal University (HEBNU), founded in 1902, is a provincial key university, HEBNU locates in Shijiazhuang, the capital city of Hebei Province, the distance is 277 km from Beijing.

1. History  
Hebei Normal University originated from Shuntian School established in Beijing in 1902 and Beiyang Women Normal School established in Tianjin in 1906. Approved by Hebei provincial government, the former Hebei Teachers University, Hebei Teachers College, Hebei Education Institute established in 1952 and Hebei Vocational and Technological College merged into one in June 1996 and was named Hebei Normal University. Hebei Normal University is an early-established large-scale university in China. The names of many great revolutionary pioneers such as Deng Yingchao, Liu Qingyang, Guo Longzhen, Yang Xiufeng and Kang Shien are on the list of graduates. A group of famous scholars like Liang Suming, Zhang Shenfu and Tang Yongtong and others are on the list, too. Among the graduates are some academicians such as Yan Luguang and Hao Bolin and famous coaches and athletes who won championship in international games such as Xu Shaofa and Cai Zhenhua. Since 1949, Hebei Normal University has educated more than 200,000 students. 
2. Discipline and programs 
The subject covers nine categories, namely philosophy, jurisprudence, economics, literature, history, pedagogy, management science, science, and engineering. Hebei Normal University boasts 21 colleges and departments, including College of Life Science, College of Mathematics and Information Science, College of Chinese Language and Literature, College of Physical Science, College of Business, College of History and Culture, College of Music , College of Art and Design, College of Foreign Languages, College of Physical Education, College of international culture exchange. It has 8 doctorate programs of first-class discipline, 49 doctorate programs and 8 post-doctorate programs, 26 master’s degree programs of first-class discipline, 131 master’s degree programs, 90 undergraduate specialties. Now the total enrollment of the university is 57,658students. Hebei Normal University has been accepting international students since 1987. Hebei Normal University accepts China Government Scholarship students and Confucius Institute Scholarship. All specialties of HEBNU are open to international students.
3. Academic facilities and scientific research 
Hebei Normal University covers 1829 mu (121 hectares). The university library has a collection of 330,000 volumes of books. The university embraces a faculty and staff of 2852 with a teaching faculty of 1,480 among whom there are 359 professors, 974 associate professors, 1 academician of China Academy of Science, 106 provincial model experts, 138 Ph.D. supervisors and 871 postgraduate tutors. Total number of on-campus undergraduate students is 57,658; including 33404 students majored in 2-year or 4-year programs, 3866 graduate students and 20,388 further education students.
4. Great achievements 
Since the merging of four universities in 1996, Hebei Normal University has got two national awards of teaching achievements, 41 provincial awards of teaching achievements and has undertaken eight state projects of teaching innovation as well as 11 provincial level projects concerning the same areas. From 1997 to 2011, the university undertook 718 research programs above department level, among them 231 programs are national(37 natural science research programs and 18 social science research programs) and 199 research programs at the provincial (123 natural science research programs and 76 social science research programs). There are a group of programs having nationwide influence such as national 937 Project, the project of the State Natural Scientific Funds and the Projects of Excellent Youth Scientific Funds. Some of the Scientific Research Achievements take the lead in the nation or in the province. Up to now, 483 academic books and 6,542 essays have been published publicly. According to the statistics of the essays from universities and college provided by China Science and Technology Information Office, in the years of 1999, 2000 and 2001 the scientific essays collected in SCI (SCIE) rank as No.49, No.44 and No.62. 
Since the year of 2002, the annually funds for research has rapidly increased from USD 6 millions to USD 42.29 millions in 2008. There are 143 newly-undertaken state research projects, including 112 natural science programs and 31 social science programs. Hebei Normal University has undertaken some state key research programs with significance, for example, programs of National "973" Plan, State “863” Plan, Plans, key programs and special programs, for example, key programs on transferring agricultural research into technology and transgenic industry development program sponsored by National Science Foundation, Key Program of Pre-study Plans of State Science and Technology Ministry, Key programs of National Social Science Foundation and The state key project of Qing-dynasty History and so on. Some of the achievements produced from these programs, published in Science, The Plant Cell, Inventions, Mathematical, Advances in Mathematics, and The Astrophysical Journal, are first-level both home and abroad.
5. Communication and international cooperation 
Hebei Normal University has established relationship with more than 30 universities all over the world. Hebei Normal University, approved by the State Education Committee, can enroll international students as well as the students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
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