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Yangtze Normal University is a full-time, comprehensive institution of higher education under the leadership of the Chongqing Municipal Government of the People’s Republic of China.  The campus is located in the city of Fuling, at the conjunction of the Yangtze and Wu Rivers, the historic capital of the ancient Ba Tribe.  The area has a long history and a rich cultural legacy.  Fuling is 100 kilometers from Chongqing city, which is accessible by train or via the Yu-Fu Highway.   Influenced by the Ba, Baihe-liang and I Ching cultures, Yangtze Normal University is the only teachers’ college in the ecological and economic zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir Area and the minority area in South-East Chongqing.  Near the university, there are many famous locations, such as the Ghost City in Fengdu, Furong Cave, Jinfou Mountain and Fairy Mountain.

A Hundred Years of History and Advancement

Founded as a college in 1982, the university was renamed Fuling Teachers College in 1993, and promoted to university status in 2001 by merging Fuling Teachers College and Fuling Education Institute, but the history dates back to 1931, as the Fuling Official Academy of Classical Learning.  In 2006, Fuling Normal University changed its name to Yangtze Normal University with the ratification of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China.  The university has received many honorable awards in recognition of its campus facilities, forestry programs and its commitment to community services, such as “Civilized School in Chongqing”, “Chongqing 100 Top Afforested Units”, “National 400 Top Afforested Units”, “Advanced Units of Social Practice Activities by National Higher School Students” and Advanced Units of Protecting Mother River. In sum, in this quiet riverside setting, the school offers an ideal place for higher education and studies.

Effort and Success

Yangtze Normal University plays an important role in the development of Chongqing’s higher education.  The University combines reform, innovation and the spirit of hard work, being unwilling to lag behind.  At present, the three campuses (Jianfu, Jiangdong & Lidu) of the university occupy an area of 1,642 acres1094000 Square meters, with a built area of 500,000 square meters. There is a full-time enrollment of over 13,827 students and more than 30 oversea students from USA, Austrilia, Thailand, Fiji, New Zealand and Mexico, who can share a variety of teaching and laboratory facilities with a value over fifty million Yuan. The library, equipped with an electronic reading-room with 120 seats, has a collection of over 1,000,000 books and 160,000 copies of E-books, and subscribes to more than 2,000 Chinese and overseas periodicals. Additionally, there is a biochemistry experiment building, a complex laboratory building, a teaching building for art students, an education and training center, an athletic field with a 400-meter standard track, a gymnasium, and a basketball hall.  The University has 1,320 faculty and staff, including 775 full-time teachers, of whom 199 are associate professors, and 43 are professors. Furthermore, there are more than 369 doctors and masters degree holders, 40 part-time professors and 5 foreign teachers4 from USA and 1 from Japan.  The university has made great strides in its building and research specialties.  Now, the university is comprised of eighteen departments (or colleges), providing 29 specialties for undergraduate students.  The programs fall into eight disciplines, namely literature, science, law, engineering, economics, and science of management, education and historiography. There are five key disciplines of the university level; Modern Chinese Literature, Ancient Chinese Literature, Education of Marxist Theory and Education in Ideology and Politics, Physical Chemistry, and Condensed Matter Physics.

Accessible to Students and Full-Featured

Yangtze Normal University values the concepts of building and maintaining a quality and harmonious educational experience for the people.  The university aims to promote the development of the local society and economy.  There are eleven research institutes in our university, including the “Three Gorges Culture and Customs Research Center”, the “Wujiang Economic and Culture Research Center” and the “Primary Education Research Center”.  Apart from these, Yangtze Normal University is the only Center of Preparatory Courses for Ethnic Minority Education in Chongqing and is the Research Center of Immigration Training for the Three Gorges Area, the Center for Teacher Training for Primary and Middle School in Chongqing and the key research center for Humanities and Social Sciences in Chongqing.

Upholding the concept of scientific development and using the strategy of people-based needs, our university always believes that teaching and learning is the central task, quality is the life line, and character is at the core of our goals for the completeness of the university.

Since 2001, more than seventy students have received national awards in National English Contest for College Students, National Mathematics Contest in Modeling, National Teaching Skills Contest for the English Majors of Higher Normal Schools and National Applied Information Technology Contest.

Our university aims to run a socialism-oriented university, to try its best to carry out the guiding principles for education of the CPC.  Yangtze Normal University is in place to foster progress in southeast Chongqing and the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, and to service the people of Chongqing by gearing education to the needs of South-west China.  Since 1982, more than 40,000 students have graduated from our university and become the back-bone teachers and the leaders in schools in Southeast Chongqing.  Since 2001, the university has trained over 7000 teachers for primary and middle school in Chongqing.  This is a tremendous contribution to local economic and social development.  At the same time, the university has trained many qualified teachers for Tibet and the minority area in Southeast Chongqing.

Witnessed by Yangtze

In the future, Yangtze Normal University will carry forward the good traditions, and develop the “Yangtze Spirit” of opening up the hearts and minds of the people for great progress and selfless devotion.

Party secretary:Dai Wei  President: Peng Shouqing

Website: http://www.yznu.cn

98 Julong Rd. Lidu

Fuling District

Chongqing  408000

P. R. China

 

 

 


Picture of the Leading Group of YZNU



Party Secretary: Dai Wei

President: Peng Shouqing


Vice-president: Fu Zhiping


Vice-president: Peng Guirong


Vice-president: Fu Xianjie


Vice-secretary: Wang Guancheng



Secretary of the DIC: Lu Jiqing

 

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《RiverTown: Two Years on the Yangtze》
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Website: http://www.yznu.cn
Email:Yangtzenu@gmail.com
Address:98 Julong Rd. Lidu Fuling District Chongqing 408000 P. R. China