Approved by the Education Ministry of China in 2003, Chifeng University was founded as a public, full time and multimajor undergraduate university after Chifeng Normal College of Nationalities with 40 years history and excellent reputation merged with Chifeng Institute of Education, Radio and Television College of Inner Mongolia, Chifeng Health Care College, Chifeng Primary Education College. And Chifeng Art Tourism College became part of Chifeng University in 2008. It is located in Chifeng city, the birthplace of the world-famous Hongshan Culture. Chifeng University has 60 years of history. The university occupies a total 935 mu. The university has established educational assisting branches and 25 colleges. Their specialty covers 11 majors, 60 undergraduate programs. 10 majors are listed as brand major of autonomous region level. There are 18 courses are listed as high-quality course of autonomous region level. And there are 7 teaching teams of autonomous region level along with 3 key laboratories and 3 groups of “Grassland Elites” project. The university has strong faculty with 1010 full-time teachers, including 542 professors and 210 teachers with PhD degree. At present there are 12408 full-time students on campus, 153 postgraduates and 154 international students. Furthermore, the university has three affiliated unites which are one senior high school and two affiliated hospitals.
In recent years, Chifeng University made considerable progress and developments with the joint efforts of all the faculty and students. In 2011 it gained the qualification to issue master degree in graduate education for major of Heritage and museum professional which is a great breakthrough historically at the educational level. In 2015 the first group of students of Construction environment and energy application major was enrolled to Chifeng University. It was listed as one of“100 universities of practical construction application of development project of combination of production and teaching”. In 2016 It was qualified to issue master degree in graduate education for major of Heritage and museum professional along with education in 2017.
The university puts great efforts to strengthen international exchange and cooperation. There are nearly 40 overseas universities which the university has cooperation with such as Hunan University of South Korea, Lanarkshire New College of UK, Lodzi Social Science Institute of Poland. The university applied ISEC program successfully by working together with China Scholarship Council. The university began to enroll international students to suit the developmental trend of high level education internationalization and has achieved enormously with educational quality improvement.
In future development, upholding the motto “Serve society with responsibility, educate people with self-perfection”, the university is striding towards the goal of establishing application-oriented university with vivid local and ethnic characteristics.