Located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and a major hub of transportation in China, Central China Normal University (CCNU) is a key comprehensive university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education. The picturesque campus of over 1.20 million square meters is nestled on Guizi Hill, bordering South Lake. As one of the universities on the list of“211 National Education Priority Project”and“Double First-Class”initiative, CCNU is recognized as an important base for cultivating brilliant talents for the country as well as a superior training center for excellent teachers in institutions of higher learning.
CCNU is 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 also doctoral supervisor, and has already established a complete and optimized advanced education system ranging from undergraduate to graduate programs, from doctoral to post-doctoral programs, and from full-time to adult-education programs.
Our research strength becomes more abundant and stronger year by year. Currently, 3 disciplines (Politics, Chinese Language & Literature and Education) of CCNU have been involved in the plan of first-class disciplines initiative. Besides, CCNU has owned 30 preponderant disciplines in the country’s construction plan of national first-class disciplines and 7 on the provincial first-class discipline construction list. Moreover, CCNU possess 67 scientific research institutions and laboratories, including several Key Research Bases for Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education, Center for Regional Development Co-constructed by the Province and Ministry, National Engineering Laboratory and research bases for International Cooperation Research Center of China. With professional scientific research advantages and excellent human resource, we publish 26 professional journals regularly, playing an important role in the development of science and education.
We have established close relationships with many key universities and research institutes. Besides, we have conducted school-to-school exchanges and extensive academic cooperation with more than 150 universities from over 70 countries, such as the U.S., Canada, Germany, Japan, Russia, France, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Vietnam and so forth. Foreign experts and teachers are regularly invited to teach at the university. In recent years, teachers of the university have been constantly sent abroad for further study. A majority of them have returned home and become the backbone in their own teaching and research fields. A good number of them are actively involved in international academic rostrum and have made remarkable contributions to science, technology, culture and education exchanges between China and other nations around the world.
The university adheres to the guidance of Xi Jingping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and will comprehensively strengthen the Party's leadership, strengthen the socialist orientation in running schools, and fulfill the fundamental task of fostering moral education and cultivating talents. We will deepen education and teaching reform in the new era, constantly build and improve a higher-quality personnel training system, and strive to become a world-class university leading in teacher education.