Located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and a major transport hub, Central China Normal University (CCNU) is a key comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Chinese Ministry of Education.
The picturesque campus of over 120 square kilometers is nestled on Guizi Hill, bordering South Lake. As one of the universities on the list of 211 National Education Priority Projects, CCNU is recognized as an important base for cultivating brilliant talents for the country, and as a superior training center for excellent teachers for higher learning institutions and high schools.
The university was among the first higher institutions in China entitled to offer doctoral and postgraduate degrees, to assess and confer the titles of professor, associate professor and doctoral supervisor. It has established a complete and optimized advanced education system from undergraduate to graduate programs, from doctoral to post-doctoral programs, and from full-time to adult-education programs.
Its research strength witnesses constant increases year by year. CCNU's national social science research work has ranked in the top 10 for three consecutive years, and its social science research work has been ranked by the Ministry of Education in the top six for four consecutive years. Ranking eighth in the Fourth Social Science Prominent Scientific Result Award, the university’s research results have won prizes, including two fist prizes in the Natural Science Award by the Chinese Ministry of Education and six first prizes in the Hubei Provincial Natural Science Awards.
The university has established close relations with many key universities and research institutes and has conducted school-to-school exchanges and extensive academic cooperation with more than 100 universities from over 70 countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Russia, France, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Vietnam.
Foreign experts and teachers are regularly invited to teach at the university. In recent years, CCNU teachers have been regularly sent abroad for further study, a majority of whom have returned home to become the backbone in their teaching and research fields. Many of these teachers are active on the international academic rostrum and have made admirable contributions to science, technology, culture and education exchanges between China and other nations around the world.
Address: 152 Luoyu Rd, Wuhan, Hubei province
Official website: http://english.ccnu.edu.cn/ (English)
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Official website: http://is.ccnu.edu.cn/ (English)