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Beijing Normal University

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Beijing Normal University, a key university under the administration of the Ministry of Education, is a renowned institution of higher education known for teacher education, education science and basic learning in both the arts and the sciences. The university’s predecessor, the Normal College of the Imperial University of Peking, was founded in 1902. In 1908, the school name was changed to Advanced Normal College of the Imperial University and the school became independent. In 1912, the name changed again, to Beijing Advanced Normal School, and then, in 1923, the name changed yet again to Beijing Normal University, the first Normal University in Chinese history. In 1931 and 1952, respectively, Peking Women’s Normal University and Fu Jen Catholic University merged to create Beijing Normal University. For over a century, Beijing Normal University has from the beginning shared a fate as regards the Chinese people’s struggle to gain independence, freedom, democracy and prosperity, and the university has played a significant role in patriotic movements that have included the May 4th Movement (1919) and the December 9th Movement (1935). Over the years, the school has been home to a large group of renowned intellectuals and scholars, who have promoted culture and stimulated education, to name a few: Li Dazhao, Lu Xun, Liang Qichao, Qian Xuantong, Wu Chengshi, Li Jinxi, Chen Yuan, Fan Wenlan, Hou Wailu, Bai Shouyi, Zhong Jingwen, Qi Gong, Hu Xiansu, Wang Kunren and Zhou Tingru. Adhering to a fine tradition of “Patriotism, Progress, Honesty, Sincerity, Truth-Seeking, Innovation and being a paragon of virtue and learning” while embodying the spirit of “Learn, so as to instruct others and Act, to serve as example to all,” for over a hundred years Beijing Normal University has lived by the philosophy of “Pursuing knowledge, Cultivating personality, and Helping the whole world.

Country China
School name Beijing Normal University
City Beijing
Degree Bachelor, Master, Phd
College of Philosophy & Sociology
College of Information Science and Technology
College of Chinese Language & Culture
College of Chemistry
College of Nuclear Science and Technology
College of P.E. and Sports
College of Resources Science & Technology
Faculty of Education
School of Chinese Language and Literature
School of Management
School of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Law School
School of Life Sciences
School of History
School of Economics and Business Administration
School of Art and Communication
School of Mathematical Sciences
School of Geography
School of Continuing Education and Teacher Training
School of Psychology
School of Marxism (School of Political Science and International Studies)
School of Environment
Department of Physics
Department of Astronomy
School of Social Development and Public Policy
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class Chinese, English
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1902
The number of students (Undergraduate) 8,746
The number of students (Graduate) 10,455
Test required for admission Document reviewing
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students 1,860
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) 301-400
QS Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
THE Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
Address No. 19, XinJieKouWai St., HaiDian District, Beijing 100875, P. R. China
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