Northeast Normal University
Northeast Normal University, originally under the name "Northeast University", was selected as one of the first group of universities given priority in construction in the "211 Project". NENU has distinctive characteristics, and it has made great achievements. Education and teaching is regarded as the foundation of the school. Over the past 70 years since the establishment of the university, NENU has formed a distinctive school-running characteristic of "Serving Basic Education", being praised as "The Cradle of the People's Teachers".
Scientific research strengthens the university, and great successes have been achieved. NENU regards scientific research as the foundation of strengthening school, forming such superior representative disciplines as Education, History, Ideological and Political Education, Biology, Ecology and Chemistry. In recent years, the four disciplines, including Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, and Plant and Animal Science, have been listed in the top 1% of the ESI global ranking, and NENU has ranked fourth of the ESI total cited articles among national colleges and universities.
NENU has established Confucius Institutes in Korea, Spain, the U.S., Canada, and Mongolia. Office of Chinese Language Council International (known colloquially as 'Hanban'), Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs respectively set up "International Chinese Language Teacher Training Base", "Chinese Culture Education Base", "Education Aid Base" and "China-ASEAN Education Training Center" in NENU. Preparatory School for Chinese students to Japan is also founded here.
With a history of 70 years, NENU will inherit the past and open up a path for the future. In 2016, the university ushered its 70th anniversary. NENU will take its 70th anniversary as a fresh starting point and a new opportunity, complying with the concept of “Respectable Education, Creative Education”, adhering to moral education, devoting to education innovation, developing distinctive school-running characteristics, enhancing education equality, and making great efforts to build NENU into a world-wide first-rate normal university.