Capital Normal University

CNU was founded in 1954. Its predecessor was the Tongzhou Normal University that was established in 1905. Being a national “Double-First Class” university and “Province-Ministry Co-sponsored” (Beijing and the Education Ministry) university, CNU provides various disciplines including literature, science, engineering, management, law, education, foreign language and art. 



Presently, the CNU runs 17 primary disciplines which confer doctoral degrees, 101 doctoral programs, 16 postdoctoral research centers, 26 primary disciplines which confer master degrees and 141 masters programs, 14 professional degrees. The CNU also has 4 National Key Disciplines, 1 National Support for Key Disciplines, 8 Beijing Municipal Primary Key Disciplines, 12 Beijing Municipal Secondary Key Disciplines, 2 Beijing Municipal Primary Discipline (in process), 13 Beijing Municipal Secondary Disciplines (under construction), 4 Beijing Municipal Supported Primary Disciplines and 2 Beijing Municipal Interdisciplinary Disciplines. 


As for the research level, CNU has 1 cultivation base for National Key Laboratory co-sponsored by Province and Ministry of Education, 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 1 Humanities and Social Science Key College Research Base supervised by the Ministry of Education, 1 Science Research Center of the Ministry of Education, 1 Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, 1 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, 1 Teaching Center for Virtual Simulation Experiment (National-level) , 1 National and International Technological Cooperation Base,1 National Language Research Base, 1 Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Imaging Technology, 1 Beijing Municipal laboratory.

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Library services

The CNU library which stores 1291.8 thousand of books represents one of the national key libraries for documentary reference.

Student Life

Campus life

With 0.76 million square meters of teaching buildings, the entire CNU campus spans 0.88 million square meters. Its total net value including all the assets is estimated to be 14.81 billion.

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Unfortunately due to the pandemic situation I didn't have the chance to really get into University and campus Life. The only thing I can Say by far Is That teachers are very much competent and that the courses are all very intresting

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