About Zhejiang Normal University
Zhejiang Normal University was established in 1956 and as one of the key provincial universities, specializes in teaching education with multiple branches of learning. The University consists of 18 colleges offering 61 undergraduate programs. It has an enrolment over 25,480 undergraduates, 4,300 postgraduates, and 15,000 adult students in various adult education programs.
Among the total staff of 2,640, there are 1,460 full-time instructors, 260 full professors and 650 associate professors. The University is named by the Ministry of Education as a Key National Training Base for Teachers of Vocational Education. In addition, it is designated by the Ministry of Railways as a base for the training of locomotive engineers.
At present, the University claims 24 provincial key disciplines, 6 provincial key construction disciplines, 3 provincial research bases and 63 master’s degree programs. The libraries at ZNU have a collection of more than 3,000,000 traditional books and over 1,850,000 online books. 42 laboratories have been established, with a total floor space of 119,000 square meters, including one key laboratory of the Ministry of Education, one national key demonstration center of experiment instruction and 5 provincial key laboratories and key demonstration centers of experiment instruction.
In recent years, academic exchange ties and cooperation have been set up between the University and 92 foreign universities and research institutes in 42 countries. In 1997, the University was authorized to accept short-term and long-term international students. In 2007, the University was authorized to accept international students supported by the Chinese Government Scholarship, and established a Confucius Institute in Cameroon and Ukraine respectively.
Following the motto of “wisdom with virtue, integrity with innovation”, Zhejiang Normal University is striding forward to build itself into a high-level comprehensive teaching and research university with its own characteristics.