Tianjin Normal University
1999, the new Tianjin Normal University was founded by integrating the old Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin Teachers’ Training Academy, and Tianjin Educational Institute. Tianjin Normal University takes to be “a world-renowned high-level normal university with distinctive characteristics” as its overall development objective, and is the only normal university in Tianjin that trains high-quality teachers for basic education.
TNU aims at training good teachers with the "Four Haves"(to have moral ideals, ideals and beliefs, solid knowledge, and benevolent heart), enlightening their educational affection and incubating seeded teachers. It has successively been entitled as the National Collaborative Innovation Experimental Base for Teachers’ Development of the Ministry of Education, the National Experimental Teaching Center for Teachers’ Education of the Ministry of Education, and has undertaken “National Training Program” of Ministry of Education, and the Excellent Elementary School and Secondary School Teachers Training Projects of Ministry of Education. 11 undergraduate majors have been entitled as national-level first-class in the process of disciplinary construction of the "Double Ten Thousand Plan" (building 10,000 national-level first-class undergraduate majors and 10,000 provincial-level first-rate undergraduate majors), including applied psychology, political science and administration, world history, ideological and political education, educational technology, elementary education, Chinese language and literature, mathematics and applied mathematics, geographic science, law, and journalism, and three municipal-level first-rate undergraduate majors, including physical education, electronic information science and technology, clothing and apparel design.
The TNU has 24,806 full-time undergraduates, 4,896 full-time postgraduates, 501 doctoral students, and 2,150 international students of all kinds. It has 2,396 faculty and staff members, including 1,444 full-time teachers, among whom there are 921 senior positions and 944 PhDs.
Adhering to an open-to-the-world policy, TNU has established close relations with 177 universities, institutions or local governments in 33 countries and regions successively. There are four successful international education programs with other countries including South Korea, Japan and Russia. The TNU has become one of the first of "Demonstration Bases for Studying in China" of the Ministry of Education.
What’s more, the TNU is entitled to enroll international scholarship students at all levels including national government scholarship, Confucius Institutes scholarship, outstanding international youth scholarship, the "Belt and Road" construction special fund, and the special fund of cross-cultural exchange mechanism.
The TNU has launched the first Confucius Institute in Africa--the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi. It has launched the other three Confucius Institutes subsequently. The TNU has won numerous awards like “Advanced Confucius Institute” for 10 times, the highest honor of the Confucius Institute establishment for once, and received titles of “Advanced Confucius Institute Hosting University” and "Global Model Confucius Institute".
The TNU adheres to the development strategy of “establishing the university with distinctive characteristics and high-quality, strengthening the university by talents, reform and innovation”, and strives to achieve the goal of establishing a domestic first-class university by enhancing “educational quality, scientific research ability, level of talents, discipline strength and management efficiency”. We will make unremitting efforts to make the TNU a distinctive world-renowned high-level normal university.