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East China Normal University

As the first normal university founded in the country after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, ECNU has kept teacher training as one of its main features since its establishment. The Ministry of Education's Training Center for Secondary School Principals located at ECNU is a unique base for the training of secondary school principals on China’s Mainland and for advanced studies for those in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. It enjoys the reputation of being the “Huangpu Military School” for secondary school principals.

Master's Programmes



On October 16, 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) was established out of the Great China University and Kwang Hua University’s arts and science faculties, while incorporating some other departments from Fudan University and Tongji University, etc.


As one of the most prestigious key universities in China, East China Normal University (ECNU) has attached great importance to research in both basic and applied sciences since its early stages. With a view to becoming a world renowned high-level research university by the 21st century, ECNU has made more efforts in this field and made great progress in disciplinary programming, talent nurturing and scientific research in recent years.

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GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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501 100
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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501 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
501 30
531 -30
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student Life

Campus life

There are four international student dorms on Zhongshan Rd. Campus: International Exchange Service Center, No.1 International Student Residence Hall, No.2 International Student Residence Hall, and No.12 Student Residence Hall.

Student clubs

With over 110 official student associations integrating the academic, extracurricular, and curricular spheres of students' life, ECNU students are active on and outside of campus. Having the ability to engage in a wide variety of interests and to enrich the social, cultural and educational experience is highly valued at ECNU. The student associations in the University mainly cover six domains: academic, career training, public welfare, sports, recreation and arts.


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