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Capital Normal University

Founded in 1954, Capital Normal University is one that covers literature, science, industry, management, laws, education, foreign languages and arts. It is one of the most important universities of Beijing Municipality and the Ministry of Education, an academy built by “the joint efforts at the provincial and ministerial levels”.

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As one of the important bases of the municipality to provide and train qualified teachers and other talents needed for the great causes of Four Modernizations, CNU (Capital Normal University), since its founding, has trained, over the past 61 years, over 100,000 highly qualified people for all kinds of fields.CNU has a bunch of subordinate institutes and academics such as institute of literature, institute of history, institute of politics, institute of education, institute of foreign languages, institute of management, music academy, fine arts academy and institute of math science. It has departments of physics and that of chemistry. The 27 institutes include institute of life science, institute of environmental resources and tourism, institute of information technology, institute of primary education, institute of pre-education, Honours College of CNU, Liangxiang campus for basic education, institute of adult education, institute of international cultures, institute of Beijing and Xinjiang, institute for Chinese calligraphy, institute of Chinese culture, institute for the Chinese culture and education, institute for the development of basic education in the capital city and institute for the education of Marxism. The university also has departments like the department of college English teaching and research, department of physical education and the department of educational technologies. CNU has a poly-tech school and 55 university majors. The university was assessed in 2003 as “one of the most outstanding universities in its teaching and learning” in the undergraduate education by the Ministry of Education. So far, there have been 7 majors with national characteristics and 10 majors with municipal features. There are 6 teaching crews reaching the national standards and 8 by the Municipal standards. There are 3 innovative labs to train talents upto the national standards and 1 upto the Municipal standards. There is 1 base for off-campus educational practice of students with the national standards. And there are 2 show-case bases for on-campus creative practice by students from schools of higher learning of Beijing. There are 12 elite courses by the national standards and 29 by the Municipal standards.

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