About Huainan Normal University
Huainan Normal University, formerly Huainan Teachers College, was founded in 1958. It is a regular provincial full-time normal university of undergraduate education. The university is located at the foot of Mount Bagongshan and beside the Huaihe River, the university campus is full of pleasant scenes and strong humanistic atmosphere so that it has been regarded as “Garden-like Unit”. It covers an area of about 81 hectares with a building area 360,000 square meters. The university has a staff of 901, and 709 are full-time teachers, among which, 191 have been awarded senior professional titles, and 527 have got their doctor or master degrees. It also has 13 foreign teachers, 3 long-term and 10 short-term. Besides, the student population totals 17174.
The university consists of 4 schools and 11 departments, with 45 undergraduate specialties covering 9 fields of disciplines, such as Chinese Language and Literature, Chemistry, International Economics and Trade, Automation, Politics and Administration, Gardening, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Physics, Applied Psychology, Musicology, Art and Design, and Advertising. Its library has a collection of more than 1.50 million books, and the value of equipments for teaching and research totals RMB78 million yuan.
The university attaches great importance to teaching and scientific research. Now it has 1 state-level feature specialty, 2 provincial-level key disciplines, 1 provincial-level key laboratory, 1 provincial-level model specialty in teaching reform, 1 provincial-level model center for teaching of foundation courses, 2 provincial-level experimental centers for innovation of talent cultivation mode, 3 provincial-level feature specialties, 4 provincial-level model centers for practice teaching, 2 provincial-level teaching teams and 10 provincial-level high-quality courses.
In the past five years, the university has got more than 2,000 research papers published with 176 papers in the journals included in the indexes SCI, EI and ISTP, and more than 80 published monographs, translations and teaching materials. It has already undertaken 900 scientific research projects including the nationally-funded projects. At present, 9 state-level and 40 provincial-level or ministerial-level research projects are in progress. The university has won 7 provincial research awards of science and technology, 8 provincial research awards of humanities and social sciences and 6 national invention patents.
The university has set up more than 10 institutions for academic research, such as “Resource-based Cities Development Research Center”, “Culture Research Center of the Huaihe River Basin”, “Ecological and Environmental Toxicology Laboratory”, “Teacher Education Research and Training Center”, “Children’s Art Research and Development Center,” and Push Play Institute. The university-sponsored academic journal, Journal of Huainan Normal University (Bimonthly), is domestic and international public offering. The university has established interscholastic exchange and cooperation relationships with key universities and research institutes in China, such as University of Science and Technology of China, and universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Korea, Australia, Canada and etc. The Sino-Australia cooperative program is in progress.
The university motto is “carry forward noble virtue, strive for perfection, study extensively and practice earnestly” aiming to promote the university spirit of “seeking truth and being disciplined, diligent, and creative”. Over the past years of practice, the university has got very positive evaluations from its superior and wide acclaim from society for its high quality of education. Being responsible for high-level talents training, the university is ideally positioned to conform to the cultural, economic and educational environment in China in the 21st century and is developing into a high-level application-oriented university.