Jiangxi Normal University

Why Study at Jiangxi Normal University, China

Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), situated in Nanchang, capital city of Jiangxi Province, is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Jiangxi Provincial Government. It is listed in the Midwest University Fundamental Capacity Building Project. JXNU offers degrees in Literature, History, Philosophy, Economics, Management Science, Law, Natural Science, Engineering, Education, and Art. The University is quite influential in the political, economic, cultural and social development of Jiangxi Province. It designated as a key local (teacher-training oriented) university enjoying priority in development.

There are 22 colleges under the university, in addition to an independent college (College of Science and Technology). JXNU consists of two campuses, i.e., Yaohu Lake Campus and Qingshan Lake Campus, with a total area of 233 hectares. The university library possesses 3.04 million volumes of hardcopy literature and 3 million volumes of e-books.

1. History

The inspiration of establishing the university came from The White Deer Grotto Academy in Mt. Lushan

1940: First founded as National Chung Cheng University

1949: Renamed National Nanchang University

1953: Renamed Jiangxi Teachers College

1983: Renamed Jiangxi Normal University

2003: Merged with Jiangxi Worker’s University of Finance (Jiangxi Banking School)

2. Discipline and programs

The University possesses 4 Postdoctoral Flow Stations and 1 Postdoctoral Workstation, and offers 3 doctoral degree programs among first-level disciplines, 26 doctoral degrees programs among second-level disciplines, 26 master’s-degree programs among first-level disciplines, 36 master’s-degree programs among second-level disciplines, 15 special master’s-degree programs and 87 bachelor’s-degree programs.

3. Academic facilities and Scientific research

The university currently has one national engineering research centre (National Engineering Research Center for Carbonhydrate Synthesis), two China Ministry of Education key laboratories (Key Laboratory of Poyang Lake Wetland and Watershed Research under the Ministry of Education, and Key Laboratory of Functional Small Organic Molecule under the Ministry of Education), 1 national university science park, 2 international S&T cooperation bases, 1 key lab under the General Administration of Sport, 1 state level S&T service platform, 6 provincial level "2011 Collaborative Innovation Centers", 3 high level innovation platform projects for higher education institutions in Jiangxi Province, 9 provincial key labs, 3 provincial engineering research centers, 3 provincial exemplar cultivation bases of production-education-research integration, 2 provincial engineering labs, 2 provincial engineering laboratories, 11 provincial key research bases of humanities and social sciences, 10 provincial technology centers of Software Sciences, 3 journals published by the university are included in the Core Chinese Journals.

4. Jiangxi Normal University Achievements

Since 2010, the university has won one second-level national prize for progress in science and technology, one second prize of S&T progress among national university research achievements, and been awarded one grant for significant bidding project, 4 grants for key projects of the national-level social science fund, one grant for significant international cooperation project of the national-level natural science fund, one key project, one special project of the national-level "863" project, one pre-research project, one significant earmarked international cooperation project, one S&T support project of the national-level "973" project, one hundred and thirty five national social science fund projects, three hundred and five national natural science fund projects, four national software science projects, five key special S&T projects of Jiangxi Province, twenty projects of the S&T execution program of Jiangxi Provincial Education Department, three significant bidding projects, four key projects of Philosophy and Social Sciences Fund for higher education institutions in Jiangxi Province. “863” project in which higher education institutions are to play the leading role, and the international cooperative projects together involve the expenditure of funds totaling more than five million Yuan, they are each an unprecedented breakthrough for any higher education institution in the Province. In 2011,the university’s total amount of research fund added up to 100 million yuan, total number of national-level social science fund projects and natural science fund projects ranked 10th among Normal Universities. According to The Nature Index 2014 Global published in March 2015, the University ranked number one in Jiangxi Province, 89th among all Chinese universities.

5. Communication and international cooperation

The university has established friendship ties with over 60 universities in 17 countries or regions and signed mutual credit-recognition, or faculty & student exchange agreements with 28 overseas universities. The university works with a dozen domestic and overseas research teams or institutes in key laboratory operations. To date, JXNU undertakes two Confucius Institute programs (Confucius Institute at the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar, and Confucius Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA). Over 30 foreign teachers work in the university. JXNU is a host institution of the Chinese Government Scholarship, the Confucius Institute Scholarship and the Jiangxi Provincial Government Scholarship for international students. JXNU provides university scholarship for international students as well. Over 300 international students from 40 countries study in the university.

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