Yunnan University's (YNU) history can be traced back to 1922, when it was known as Private Donglu University. In 1934, the name was changed to Provincial Yunnan University, and in 1938 it was changed to National Yunnan University. The university was one of earliest comprehensive universities in the western border areas of China.
Since the implementation of reform and opening-up in 1978, the university has made great progress. In 1996, it became one of the first universities to make it into the national 211 Program. In 2011, it was designated as a key university in the development of the China Western Development Program. In 2004, it was named a key university to be developed by the Ministry of Education and the Yunnan Provincial Government. In 2018, YNU was listed as one of 14 universities in central and western China to be primarily administered by the Ministry of Education, with the local provincial government helping to develop it.
YNU has 27 affiliated schools, 14 institutes, one general education department, two independent schools, one affiliated hospital and one graduate school. It has 2,973 employees, including 2,740 technical professionals, nine academicians, 20 national-level talents, eight winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of the Natural Science Foundation of China, two winners of the Outstanding Youth Science Fund of the Natural Science Foundation of China and three winners of the National Prominent Educators title.
It has two campuses – Chenggong campus and Donglu campus – which occupy 291 hectares and have more than 1 square kilometer of school buildings. The total value of its teaching, research, and information equipment has surpassed 938 million yuan ($135.5 million), and it has more than 3.7 million library books. The university serves as the Yunnan node of the China Education and Research Network (CERNET).
YNU has 86 bachelor's programs, 12 special national-level programs, four key national disciplines (ethnology, ecology, specialized history and microbiology) and 52 key provincial-level disciplines. It offers 21 first-level doctoral programs, 42 first-level master’s programs, and 22 professional master’s programs.
YNU has very convenient transport connections. Chenggong campus has two campus buses – Z52 and Z53 – and is very close to a subway station, the Yuhua Public Transport Hub and a high-speed rail station, Kunming South Station.
Office of International Cooperation and Exchange
Address: Room 314-319, Mingyuan Building, Chenggong Campus, Yunnan University, East Outer Ring Rd, Chenggong district, Kunming, Yunnan province
Zip Code: 650500
Phone: +86-871-65033814, 65033815, 65034248
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
School of International Education
Address: School of International Education, Yunnan University
Kunming, Yunnan province
Zip Code: 650091
Tel: +86-871-65033111; 65032225