Henan Normal University
Henan Normal University is one of the key universities directly under the provincial government, developed from the ZhongzhouUniversity (founded in 1923) and PingyuanTeachers college (founded in 1951). It is situated in Xinxiang, a famous city in north Henan, which is at the junction of the Beijing- Guangzhou, Taiyuan-Heze railways, nestling near TaihangMountain to the north and the Yellow River to the south, where the famous Muye battle once took place. Due to the adjustment of colleges and departments, the university has successfully been renamed as Henan Teachers College 2, HenanSecondTeachers college and XinxiangTeachers College after the founding of New China. And in 1985, she began to be called HenanNormalUniversity.
In the past 84 years after the founding, especially after the founding of New China, the university has gradually grown into a comprehensive normal university with complete subjects and courses. There are now 17 colleges, 24 research institutes (centres), 10 provincial key disciplines, and 49 majors of undergraduate course covering 9 subjects such as economics, science of law, education, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, history and administration. The university recruited master degree candidates from 1978. She has been 4 doctor’s degree granting points, 6 master’s degree granting first-level discipline points, 75 master’s degree granting second-level discipline points and 3 master’s degree granting points covering 11 subjects such as philosophy, economics, science of law, education, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, history, administration and medical science until now. The university has the cell differentiation regulation and control of provincial and ministerial jointly builting state-class key lab, Huanghe and Huaihe River water pollution and prevention and cure of provincial and ministerial jointly builting key lab of the Ministry of Education, Henan environmental pollution and controll key lab, Henan Bioengineering key lab, Henan bioengineering research and application center, life science state-class experiment and teaching center, 4 provincial level experiment and teaching centers of life science, chemistry, computer and physics. 3 provincial level humanity social science research base. The university is the experimental unit of Ministry of Education’s Education Master’s degree and the overall reform and proving base of Henan province teacher and education. HenanColleges and Universities’ TeachersTrainingCenter and Henan province President of high school training base are in our unversity. The university has the BiologicalSpecimenMuseum which is the largest in scale and the maximum in varieties in Henan province. She covers an area of 1,280,000 square meters with a floor space of 600,000 square meters. The total value of teaching and research instruments is amount to 130 million yuan. She boasts a library with more than 2,000,000 paper editions and more than 440,000 electronic editions. At present, there are more than 20,000 postgraduates and under-graduates. There is a teaching staff of 2,000 of whom 1,700 are professional technologists including 4 academicians of CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) or CAE(Chinese Academy of Engineering), 12 provincial level specially engaged professors, 500 professors and associate professors, 4 young experts with national outstanding contributions, 26 winners of special government subsidy, 3 teaching guiding committee members of Ministry of Education’s colleges and universities, 24 Henan’s outstanding talents and 2 Henan’s teaching well-known master.
The university continuously strengthens the academic exchanges with universities and institutions of foreign countries, having built intercollegiate cooperation of friendly contact with 31 universities and institutes in the USA, Germany, Japan, and France etc. She has successively sent abroad more than 300 experts and scholars to give lectures, further their study, make investigations or carry out academic exchanges. As Many as 120 internationally distinguished scholars, such as Mendoz, a famous Nobel Prize winner; Feng Duan, Wang Erkang, Wu Zuze and Shen Yunfen, the academicians of CAS, to act as honorary or part-time professors of the university. Also many foreign experts and teachers from the USA, Japan, Canada and Britain have been invited to teach here for years.
In recent years, with emancipated minds, novel ideas, matter-of-fact attitudes and a pioneering spirit, the university has gained great achievements in teaching, research and management work. She has been entitled as “advanced unit in democracy management in National Educational Trade Union”, “advanced unit in graduate distribution of colleges and universities”, “ National May 4th Flag League Committee”, “National excellent Dean’s Office”, “national advanced unite in construction of spiritual civilization”, “advanced collective in logistics work in national colleges and universities”, “ advanced unit in party construction and ideological work in Henan’s colleges and universities”, “Henan five-excellent party organization”, “Henan civilization university”, “advanced unit in school discipline and school spirit construction of Henan’s colleges and universities”, “advance collective in the menegement of students of Henan’s colleges and universites”, “Henan province gardens unit”, “Henan province hygiene advanced unit”, “advanced unit in Henan province ‘four-five’ popularizing law” and for 17 years on end it has been entitled as “National Advanced Unit in college students social practice”.