About Guizhou Normal University (GNU)
The Guizhou Normal University (GNU) was established in 1941.Guizhou Normal University (GNU), located in Guiyang, the provincial capital of Guizhou province, P. R.China, is a leading teacher's university in the local area and is seeking to expand its international partnerships. GNU was founded in 1941 as Guiyang Teacher's College and draws students from 28 provinces of China as well as providing Chinese Language courses for international students and teachers.
GNU has 2 campuses, Baoshan campus and Baiyun campus, with total area of about 66.29 hectares. Within the city of Guiyang is the Baoshan campus, located at the foot of beautiful Zhaobi Mountain. In addition, the Baoshan campus is located in the heart of Guiyang, with the many facilities of a modern city available. There are new buildings for the Arts, multi-media and modern language labs as well as a new gymnasium with a new athletic field. The University Library is one of the largest in the province with over 1,878,000 volumes. The numerous facilities on Baoshan campus, such as the Campus Network Center, Audio-visual Education Center, Experiment Center, the several restaurants and two campus hotels, provide many useful services for the convenience of those who live on, work on, and visit the campus. Baiyun campus is located in Baiyun District of Guiyang City ,which is well-known for aluminum industry.
With 50 undergraduate majors and 39 master's degree programs, GNU is well-known and respected throughout Western China. China's central government has implemented its "Western Development" program. This will further enhance GNU's leading role in training the region's teachers, and improve the region's economy, social development, and scientific research in biology, geography and urban studies.
GNU has an enrollment of over 17,163 students as of Dec. 2007 with approximately 1,991 faculty members. International students come from some countries and regions, such as the USA, UK, Korea, Japan, Holland, France, Nigeria and so forth. GNU has ties with more than 30 universities and research institutes in the USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy and so on.
GNU is enthusiastically seeking to expand its educational resources through co-operation with schools around the world, including exchange of visiting scholars, the enrollment of international undergraduate and graduate students, academic exchanges and joint efforts in scientific research. We welcome anyone interested in discussing possible exchange programs with GNU to contact the Department of International Relations with the imformation below.