Capital Normal University (CNU), founded in 1954, is a comprehensive institute of higher learning, embracing the sciences, liberal arts, engineering, management, law, education, foreign languages and arts, a key university of the Beijing municipality and a major training base particularly for teachers training in Beijing. CNU has been included in the government project of developing one hundred key universities in China in the 21st century. CNU has started to recruit international students since 1965.
Under the backdrop of higher education internationalization, Capital Normal University has been following closely the trend of the times, with turning into an international university as its objective, transmitting and innovating the culture as its task. CNU is looking forward to establishing much closer relations with the rest of the world, attracting outstanding experts and scholars, and absorbing their creative ideas. Capital Normal University would like to become a bridge between cultures of various nations in the world for mutual communication and improvement so as to promote integration and development of a diversified culture of the world.
In addition to 60 Masters and 26 Doctoral programs, CNU boasts 17 colleges and 45 departments that comprise more than 26, 000 students at present. All specialties of CNU are open to international students. Chinese, history, education, fine arts, music, dancing, calligraphy and some other specialties are especially popular with international students.
CNU is a testing base for HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test), a national research center of HSK for secretaries, and is authorized by the National HSK Committee. CNU is Beijing Mandarin Training and Testing Center and is the only training base of college entrance examinations for students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas Chinese students.
1. Testing base for HSK: application, tutoring, taking the examination (twice a year for elementary and intermediate level) can all be done at CNU.
2. Instructors have rich teaching experience, many among whom have invigilated HSK domestically or overseas for many times.
3. The school's location is convenient for transportation, which is only 3 stops away from the Subway Station at Gong Zhu Fen and 1 minute walking distance to Bus Stop (No. 830, air-conditioned, its route is around the city).
4. CNU is a key university of Beijing being invested by both National Education Ministry and Beijing Municipal Education Committee and is well-quipped with teaching facilities.