Hubei Normal University (HBNU), with a history of over 36 years and the authority to confer Master’s degree, is a key comprehensive normal university directly under the supervision of Hubei Provincial Government. Adhering to the strategies of servicing the basic education, HBNU is characterized by its teachers’ education as well as research on education, and focuses on such disciplines as humanities, social sciences and science, etc.
Located in the downtown area of Huangshi, the second largest city by the Yangtze River in Hubei Province, Hubei Normal University has a campus of 1.4 square kilometers with a total floor space of some 534,300 square meters. The campus has beautiful sceneries of green mountains and a transparent lake with fragrant flowers and various green plants all year round, providing a desirable environment to nurture talents. It has been granted the titles such as Garden Style Unit of Hubei, Secure and Civilized Campus of Hubei and Civilized Unit of Hubei. It is an ideal place for studying and doing research..
Hubei Normal University consists of 17 colleges and departments as well as 3 secondary institutes. It offers courses for 26 Master’s degree programs, 42 Bachelor’s degree programs and 18 diploma programs, covering 7 disciplines, including literature, history, economics, law, education, science and engineering. The university has constructed 2 state-level characteristic specialties, 8 provincial key and characteristic disciplines, 6 provincial brand specialties and 18 excellent courses in the province.
Currently there are some 20,000 full-time students on the campus. Hubei Normal University has a highly qualified faculty and staff of about 1300 members, many of whom enjoy high prestige in their respective academic circles in China.
The university library, considered as one of the several excellent libraries in Hubei Province, has a collection of books totaling over 1.61 million volumes and 3,500 odd kinds of Chinese and foreign language periodicals. Moreover, the campus network center of HBNU is one of the 38 PoPs of China Education and Research Network. The university has succeeded in establishing the State-Level Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Biology, 4 provincial experimental teaching demonstration centers, 1 provincial key laboratory and 1 provincial research center of humanity and social sciences.
The university has various kinds of service organizations and facilities, such as supermarkets, western food canteens, post office, clinic, banks, theaters, computer centers, gymnasium, stadiums, students’ activity centers, etc. which make HBNU a desirable environment to study and live in.
In recent 5 years, HBNU has presided about 400 research projects，among which some are funded by the National Science Foundation and Hubei Provincial Department of Education. In recent 5 years, HBNU has published 92 academic monographs and textbooks and 5,237 treatises, among which 434 treatises are indexed by some famous index systems, such as SCI, EI, SSCI, AHCI, and ISPT, etc.
Hubei Normal University adheres to the open-door policy and values its links with many foreign universities in the countries and regions, such as USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan, etc. The university has been inviting foreign teachers, famous international scholars and experts to teach and deliver lectures to the students and faculty since its foundation. It also dedicates itself to sending its teachers and students abroad for exchange, studying, teaching and cooperative research.
Since its foundation, HBNU has already brought up 50,000 odd students who have been well appreciated by their employers and the communities. In the new century, Hubei Normal University has set a goal to strive to run itself into a multiple-discipline top university with the main feature of teachers’ education in China.
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