biding by the guidance of "Patriotism, Contribution, Dedication, and Cultivation" and the University motto "Contemplation, Honesty, Erudition, Creativity", GZNU is now a university specialized in teacher's education. Thousands of graduates, most of whom have dedicated their wisdom and energy to the educational cause and become the backbone in their career, have been widely appreciated throughout the university's remarkable history of both hardships and achievements.
Founded in 1941, the University was originally named National Guiyang Teachers' College, and renamed Guiyang Teachers' College in 1950. In 1985, it was formally entitled Guizhou Normal University (GZNU) and honored as one of the key universities in the Province in 1996. The year 2004 marked a new stage in the university's development when the Provincial Vocational College of Technology was absorbed into it. GZNU is in the name list of the Program of Partner Assistance with Western Universities of Ministry of Education, and has been set up the "partner assistance" relationship with Xiamen University in 2006. GZNU was entitled "Outstanding University" in the Undergraduate Teaching Assessment issued by Ministry of Education in 2008. In 2013, she was approved to grant Ph.D. by the State Council Academic Degrees Committee. In 2015, GZNU was honored as a university co-constructed by the Ministry of Education of P.R.China and Guizhou Province.
The university is situated in Guiyang, the City of Forests or as many people have called it "an ideal place for summer". At present, it has three campuses, Baoshan, Baiyun and Huaxi, with a total land area of about 200 hectares. This includes 476,700 square meters of teaching and office buildings and 91,000 square meters of sports-fields and gymnasiums. The total value of teaching and research equipment amounts to 240,000,000 Yuan (RMB).
GZNU boasts an advanced campus network and computer management, covering all offices, teaching and researching buildings, reading rooms, laboratories and libraries on three campuses. Libraries of the three campuses are abundant in stock, with over 2,450,000 printed books, 1,550,000 kinds of e-books in Chinese and foreign languages, over 2,700 kinds of domestic and foreign newspapers, 72 databases, and up to 72 TB of digital resources. And the university's library is the "National Cultural Information Resources Sharing Primary Sub-Centers," "National Key Protection Units of Ancient Books", "Document Sharing Platform Technology Units of Guizhou Province". Meanwhile "Provincial Information Center" and "the model of Secondary Schools' Library" has been set up in the library.
SCHOOL & DISPLINE
At present, GZNU comprises 24 Schools, one independent college, one School of Further Education, covering the following disciplines: Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Management and Arts. Currently, students are pursuing Bachelor, Master or Doctor Degrees in a variety of majors, 76 of which are undergraduates including 19 provincial-level distinctive disciplines. And now GZNU has the privilege to recommend Bachelor students for admission to their Master Degrees without examinations.
FACLITY & STUDENTS
GZNU now has 1,797 full time teachers, including 283 professors, 616 associate professors, with 1023 holding MA degrees and 446 holding PhDs. At GZNU, 57 experts have been honored for their achievements by the Chinese government and 99 by the provincial government. In the past five years, the university has undertaken 246 national research projects and 763 provincial and ministerial research projects. The university has received 109 provincial awards for its achievements. Currently, GZNU has an enrollment of over 33,000 full time undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduates. As the university focuses much more attention on the quality education, its graduates are widely accepted.
And now there are 5 national scientific research bases/centers, 21 provincial scientific research bases/centers, National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, National Teachers’ Training Base, National Comprehensive Demonstration Center of Educational Experiments and Practice, National Off-Campus Practice base have been put into the undergraduate education.
GZNU attaches great importance to intercommunication, and actively conducts academic exchanges with universities and institutions abroad. It has, so far, established long-term links and cooperation with over 40 universities, colleges, and research institutions including America, Britain, Australia, Portugal, Japan, Korea, Thailand, to name a few. Exchange programs in training students and teachers have already been carried out with some universities in Korea, Japan, Thailand and America respectively.
GZNU is enthusiastically seeking to expand its educational resources through co-operation with schools around the world, including exchange of visiting scholars, the enrollment of international undergraduate and graduate students, academic exchanges and joint efforts in scientific research. We welcome anyone interested in discussing possible exchange programs with GZNU.