First established in 1907, Nanyang Normal University is located in Nanyang, a famous city which boasts quite a number of outstanding historical figures. The university, covering a total area of 1,584,125 square metres, stands near to the world-renowned Wuhou Memorial Temple, commanding a broad view of Dushan Mountain to the north and the Baihe River-scape to the south.
Presently, the university has twenty-three schools and one public education department with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. There are now over 25,000 students and a teaching staff of 1,100 members. As the university is dedicated to cultivating application-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative talents with global vision and international competitiveness, which has been enshrined in its educational goals and development strategies, the past few years have seen the university’s cooperation with several prestigious universities both home and abroad, including Brenau University in America, Kyonggi University in South Korea, Curtin University in Australia, University of South Australia, Zhengzhou University, Central China Normal University and Southwest University.
The university is committed to combine research on important scientific subjects with the cultivating of students with practical skills and innovative spirit as demanded by the country’s socialist modernization. It strives not only for improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of integral skills of the individuals.
With the motto of “Rich in Knowledge and Tenacious in Truth, Earnest in Practice and Unremitting in self-renewal” and the spirit of “Extensiveness, Profundity and Sagacity”, Nanyang Normal University endeavors to develop into a unique and high-level comprehensive institution of higher learning with the mission of cultivating talents with sound morality, professional expertise and inventive minds and ultimately better Chinese society both internally and on the global front.