In 1978 it was restored to Shanghai Teachers College, and was renamed as Shanghai Teachers University in 1984. It combined with Shanghai Teachers College of Technology in October 1994 to form a new Shanghai Teachers University, whose English version was changed into Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) on May, 2003. From September 1997 to August 2003, the university took in successively the following units as its subordinates: Shanghai Teacher Training College, Department of Human Sanitation and Health of Huangling Teacher School, Shanghai Xingzhi Art School, and Shanghai Tourism Institute. Also located in SHNU are, among others, Shanghai Teachers Training Center, Shanghai College Teachers Training Center, and the Editorial Department of Academic Abstracts of Liberal Arts of College Journals.As a key university in Shanghai, SHNU is a comprehensive local university with salient features of teacher training and particular strength in liberal arts. SHNU is abundant in teaching resources. While Xuhui features antique atmosphere, Fengxian is comparatively of modern tint. SHNU claims its unique lab center, gymnasium, and library of 3 million books for students' amenities.With a global view, SHNU has established communications with over 200 universities and academic institutions from more than 30 countries. Moreover, a few Confucius Institutes have been established in Asia, Africa and America. Every year, more than 2,000 foreign students choose to study in SHNU, and SHNU teachers visit and study in universities abroad. SHNU students do internship overseas.
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