Shanxi Normal University

Why Study at Shanxi Normal University, China

Shanxi Normal University (SXNU)  was founded in 1958, located in Linfen city, one of the  ancient birthplaces of the Chinese legendary hero. It is selected as the basic capacity construction project of the middle and Western Colleges and universities, and has operated the training program for excellent teachers. It is the key university of Shanxi province. Its predecessor was Shanxi normal College, it was restructured into Shanxi normal College in 1964, renamed as Shanxi normal University in 1984. In 1999, Shanxi normal College and P.E. College of Shanxi normal University were merged into Shanxi Normal University.

As of June 2018, there are more than 15800 full-time undergraduates and more than 3400 graduate students. There are 24 colleges, 61 undergraduate majors, 17 first-level master's degree licensing disciplines, 2 first-level doctoral licensing disciplines, 2 postdoctoral mobile stations, 1 key laboratory of the Ministry of Education.

(1) History 

Shanxi Normal University (SXNU) was founded in 1958 coming from Jinnan Teachers College. In 1964, it expanded and renamed as Shanxi Normal College, becoming one of the five old key universities in the province. In 1984, it was upgraded and renamed to Shanxi Normal University again. The Institute of physical Education of Shanxi normal University (independent establishment) and the vocational normal school of Shanxi Province were merged into the new Shanxi normal University. In 2006, the school were granted to authorize docterate. On September 15, 2008, the school held the 50th anniversary celebration. On March 22, 2017, the whole relocation project of Shanxi normal University and the signing ceremony of the city school strategic cooperation agreement was held in the new campus construction headquarters of Shanxi normal University.

(2) Discipline and programs

Now Shanxi Normal University has 24 schools covering 61 undergraduate majors such as economics, management, literature, medicine, engineering, art, agriculture, languages, education and so on. Shanxi Normal University consisits of : College of Arts, College of political Science, College of History, College of Foreign languages, College of Education, College of Fine Arts, College of Music, College of Economics and Management, College of Mathematics, College of Science and Technology, College of Chemistry, College of Life, College of City Environment, School of Communication, College of Engineering, Institute of Sports Studies. Until June 2018,  the school's existing full-time teachers more than 1170. Among them, there are 2 national Jie Qing, 1 young and middle-aged scientific and technological innovation leader, 1 10,000 person leader, 1 special professor of academician of the Chinese Academy of SciencesAs of September 2015, the school has 6 state-level specialties, 14 provincial brand specialties, 13 provincial quality courses and 9 provincial experimental teaching demonstration centers. In addition, the school also undertakes the project of the national experimental area of talent training mode innovation and the project of the national university students' off-campus practical education base.

(3) Academic facilities and Scientific research 

Shanxi Normal University has began to reform the talent training model since 2005, and established 3.5 0.5 talent training model, established educational innovation experimental areas in 45 counties of 11 prefectures and cities, and established Xunzi College in cooperation with local authorities. As of September 2015, the school has established four interdisciplinary research platforms, namely, the Research Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Research Center for Macromolecular Science, the Research Center for basic Education and the Center for Applied Research in Science and Technology, and has one key laboratory of the Ministry of Education. There are 4 key research bases of humanities and social sciences, 1 key laboratory of Shanxi Province and 1 Engineering and Technology Research Center of Shanxi Province.

The school library has more than 2.24 million copies of all kinds of documents (including 600,000 electronic books), 100,000 volumes of ancient books, a series of Shanxi local chronicles, 635 kinds of ancient books and 9,429 volumes of ancient books.

(4) Shanxi Normal University Achievement

In decades, over thousands academic papers were issued by teachers of Shanxi Normal University, iof which 253 were published in the main contents of Chinese Core Journals, and 109 papers were collected by SCI, EI, ISTP etc, of which 75 were collected by SCIE and 48 by SCICD, and 67 by EI and 2 by ISTP in 2011. In 2011, teachers of Shanxi normal University received 29 awards, including 6 government awards and 23 academic awards. In addition, our school was rated as the second national R & D resource inventory education system advanced collective. In 2010, teachers of Shanxi normal University received 28 awards at all levels, including 26 government awards and 2 academic awards. In addition, our school and its science and technology department have also been awarded the sixth Social Science Research Excellence Award of Shanxi Province, and the "100 projects" Organization Award of Shanxi Federation of Social Sciences in 2010.

(5) Communication and international cooperation

The school always insists on international education.Schools open schools and carry out multi-level, wide-field education exchanges and cooperation. We have established friendly cooperation and exchange relations with more than 40 foreign universities and academic groups, and have increasingly frequent intercollegiate exchanges and cooperation with our brothers' colleges and universities, and have increasingly extensive interaction and cooperation with all walks of life in the society.As the key university of Shanxi province, schools set up a model to cooperate with several universities from the United States, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and other countries and welcome hundreds of international students from all over the world come to school who come from the five continents have developed a distinctive international character, which push forward the process of global communication and international cooperation.

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