South China Normal University-Guangzhou

Why Study at South China Normal University(Guangzhou)

Brief Introduction

South China Normal University-Guangzhou is a comprehensive university which is featured distinctively by both teaching and research. These campuses are adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao. The region is one of the most economically and commercially vibrant regions in China, with excellent public transport system, pleasant weather and two large trade fairs (Canton Fair) in this city every year, which attracts many foreigners.  

1. History 

South China Normal University was founded in 1933, its predecessor is Guangdong Provincial Normal College of Rangqin University. In 1996, it became a member of “Project 211 group” key universities in China. In 2015, it became a university built jointly by the Ministry of Education and Guangdong Provincial People's Government. 

2. Discipline and programs 

Founded in 1933, South China Normal University (SCNU) is a prestigious university in Guangdong Province and a member of “Project 211.” It is a comprehensive university, consisting of diverse branches of learning, such as philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, and management. The University has 37 schools and colleges, and offers 83 undergraduate programs, over 243 graduate programs, and over 115 doctoral programs. South China Normal University is strong in Teacher-training, Pedagogy, and Psychology etc. In recent years, South China Normal University has been striving to promote the innovation and development in all disciplines in efforts to build itself into a high quality teaching-research university and serve the local society.

3. Academic facilities and scientific research 

After many years of efforts, South China Normal University has built up a team of highly qualified professors and teachers with international perspective, nurtured and attracted a number of outstanding experts and scholars from home and abroad. South China Normal University has 1928 full-time faculty, of whom 471 are professors and researchers, and 542 are associate professors and associate researchers, 9 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and Sweden Royal Academy of Science. 

South China Normal University has multi-functional libraries on the campuses with more than 3.68 million books. And it has 16 State Key Laboratory and engineering research centers, 12 State research bases for natural science and social science, 3 provincial exemplary bases for combination of industry, learning and research for universities and 1 research and development center for industrial technology in Guangzhou city. 

4. Great achievements 

South China Normal University features the internationalization of the financial management and business French programs, makes fruitful achievements in research, exerts widespread influence upon the public and contributes to the social and economic development in the local area. In recent years, SCNU faculty have undertaken research programs from the National Social Science Fund, the National Natural Science Fund and the Ministry of Education, and published several monographs and more than one hundred academic papers in the leading journals of China.

5. Communication and international cooperation 

South China Normal University attaches great importance to international exchange and cooperation, promoting Chinese culture and learning the advanced technology and management from other countries. The university has established links with dozens of universities and educational organizations in other countries. Substantive cooperation has resulted in introducing of intellectual resources, scientific research, joint programs, publication of books. In addition, this has led to cultivation of personnel, holding international conferences, exchange of staff and students, sharing information in teaching and research, teaching Chinese as a foreign language. SCNU is one of the first universities that was approved by China’s Ministry of Education to teach Chinese as a foreign language and has begun to enrolled international students since 1987. The university has also been authorized to enroll government scholarship students. In recent years, SCNU has established 3 Confucius Institutes in Reunion University in France, with Coquitlam in Canada, and in University of Latvia in Latvia.



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