About Guizhou Normal University
Guizhou Normal University is located in Guiyang, Guizhou Province. It is a first-class-discipline-construction university in Guizhou and a key provincial university with comprehensive discipline layout featuring teacher education. It was founded in 1941 as “National Guiyang Normal University”. In 1950, it was renamed “Guiyang Normal University”. In 1985, it was renamed “Guizhou Normal University”.In 2017, it became the first university in Guizhou to be included in the “111 Plan” of the Ministry of Education and The State Administration of Foreign Affairs. In 2019, it was approved as the post-doctoral research station of Chinese Language and Literature.
The school has three campuses respectively located in Yunyan District, Baiyun District and Huaxi District, covering an area of nearly 2800 acres. It has 42,700 full-time students and a staff of 2,595. It has 24 colleges and 81 undergraduate majors.There are 6 doctorate programs in first-level disciplines and 22 master programs in first-level disciplines.
The discipline strength of the university ranks among the top universities in Guizhou Province. Currently, there are 4 “first-class-construction disciplines” in Guizhou province and 2 “first-class-construction disciplines in The World (group)” in Guizhou Province.The school's disciplines and majors cover 11 disciplines, including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, management and art, forming a comprehensive discipline layout featuring teacher education.
The school is rich in education and teaching resources, it is an important base for the cultivation of innovative talents with high quality. In January 2017, the school was awarded the title of “State-Level Demonstration University for Deepening Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Reform”, and it was selected as the “National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base for Practice Education of Colleges and Universities” by the Ministry of Education in December 2019. Digital campus construction level is high, and wireless network covers most of the public area and library reading area. With rich resources and distinctive features, the library is a key national protection unit for ancient books and a grassroots sub-center of the National Cultural Information Resource Sharing Project.
In recent years, the university has undertaken 772 scientific research projects at and above the provincial and ministerial level, including 1 national key research and development program project, 246 national scientific research projects and 526 provincial and ministerial ones. It has won 165 scientific research awards at and above the provincial and ministerial level, 2 national teaching achievement awards, and 24 provincial teaching achievement awards. It has been granted 441 patents and published 344 academic works.
The Schools attaches importance to international academic exchange and cooperation. It has established long-term cooperation with universities and research institutes from Taiwan, the United States, England, Portugal, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and other countries. It is one of the Chinese government scholarship students training mission schools. It runs the program of British higher education diploma programme (SQA - AD) with British Scotland Education Management Committee, and the program of Undergraduate International General Education Courses (IGEC) with the Ministry of Education Service Center .
During its 81-years development, Guizhou Normal University has made it its mission to revitalize the country and the nation, formed the “patriotic, devotion, dedication, self-reliance”spirit of university, and condensed the school motto of "Think carefully, practice earnestly, learn erudite to new".The school has produced more than 270,000 graduates, making positive contribution to the economic and social development of Guizhou, especially the development of basic education.