Qujing Normal University
Qujing Normal University is located inQujing City, the birthplace of Zhujiang - the third longest river in China, thesecondlargest city in Yunnan, hometown of Cuan culture, “ Top Ten Livable Cities inChina” -- Qujing City. In June 2007, Qujing Normal University received a Brating in the undergraduate education accreditation by the national Ministry ofEducation, and since 2010, it has been upgraded to one of the key universitiesenrolling high-quality students in Yunnan province. In 2012 and 2015, theschool was awarded the prize of A National Civilized Unit by the CentralCommittee of Civilization Construction in China.
Since the upgrade to a degree -awardinginstitution in 2000, the school has trained more than 40,000 advanced appliedtalents for local economy and social development under the support ofprovincial party committee, the provincial government, municipal partycommittee and municipal government. The school has won the notable reputationof commencingfrom the source of the long Pearl River and being the cradle for thousands ofteachers and instructors. Now, it has become a leading figure in the educationaldevelopment cause, an important base for cultivating qualified teachers and abright window for the building of advanced culture in Qujing city.
The University has a long history andprofound cultural heritage. School history can be traced back to 1907 when the first'Teacher Training Institute' was set up and in 1912, it turned into YunnanProvincial Third Normal School. In1956, it was renamed to Qujing Normal Schooland in 1977, Kunming Normal College Qujing Ordinary (undergraduate) classesstarted recruitment. In 1978, Qujing Junior Teachers College was established.(The name changed to Qujing Senior Teachers College in 1993), and then QujingCollege of Education established in 1984.As approved by the Ministry ofEducation in March 2000, Qujing Senior Teachers College, Qujing College ofEducation and Qujing Normal School were merged to form Qujing NormalUniversity. Generations of teachers and students keep being faithful to theirheart, and keep moving forward no matter what they confront, thus casting thespirit of teachers and students in Qujing Normal University whereby'Cultivating talents with joys and hardships,Fostering a noble soul throughpersistent efforts' .
Quality of talent cultivation isimproved continually. Enrolling students from 26 provinces(cities,districts) throughout China and now we have more than 15,000 full-time studentson campus. By actively promoting the teaching reform, we have basicallyestablished the cultivation system of excellent talents, complex talents,top-ranking arts and sports talents and applied talents. Among its large numberof well-known alumni, to name only a few, were General Xu Wenlie, whocontributed a great deal to the national revolution and construction cause, GuiTaosheng, author of the Ci poem titled The Taihang Mountain and Wang Jiaben, arenowned military general in the Anti-Japanese War; In recent years,Hu Yan haswon the title of “A National Red-Banner Pacesetter” and was chosen as one ofthe deputies in Yunnan province for the 18th CPC Party Congress. Mr. Guo Kuacunhas won the titles of “ Man of the Hour for Education in Yunnan” and“ TopHundred Well-known Principals in Yunnan”. Mr. Liang Chunling has won the titlesof “ National Outstanding College Students Aiding Education” and “ Man of the Hourfor Education in Yunnan”. Xu Rui, awarded as “ National Model teachers”. Thenumber of students who have won prizes in academic competitions, scientificinnovation competitions at the national and provincial level and above has beenincreased year by year. Up to now, 1, 544 students of our school have won 521national prizes, 1, 023 provincial prizes. And the students employment ratehave been ranking among the top of all universities in YunnanProvince for adecade. Besides, the “ Three Sends to the Countryside” programs organized by usto bring cultural scientific medical services to the rural areas have wonrecognition for a consecutive 5 year period by Propaganda Department of theCentral Committee of the CPC, The central Party and government authorities,Ministry of Education and ProvincialParty Committee Propaganda Department, Provincial Party Committee and Education Department.
Basic conditions for school running havebeen improved continuously. Now we have three campuses: the Main Campus, Gucheng Campusand Huandong Campus. It covers a total area of 1399 mu (about 200 acres), witha schoolhouse floor space of 36.79 thousand sq. m.;a library stocked with over1.8 million volumes of books; There are nearly 90,000 GB of E-book resources.The fixed assets total to RMB 706 million Yuan, including the total value ofteaching and scientific research-related equipment and facilities amounting toRMB 121 million Yuan. The Main Campus, which was built in Sept. 2004 and totalsan area of 1153.15mu (189,96 acres), contains all the elements of a modernuniversity and enjoys a beautiful environment with library, gymnasium,education and teaching equipment. The school has won the titles of “ SafeCampus ” and “Advanced Unit inAfforestation”.
Discipline structure with distinctivecharacteristics has been well established. Our university now has set up 18teaching units, 4 teaching-supporting institutions and 34 research institutes(including 5 exclusive school-level research institutes).We now provide a goodnumber of characteristic majors and have formed a multi-disciplinary development pattern. We offer 8provincial-level key disciplines, one of which is plateau discipline of Yunnan Province, and are selected as theuniversity to be built in 2017 for master degree programs; 3 constructiondisciplines for master degree programs, 2 privileged key disciplines offeatures and 2 authorized Title II key disciplines. Besides, the universityalso offers 56 bachelor’s degree programs, 23 specialties of vocational andprofessional training, and 60 specialties for adult education. The bachelor’sdegree programs cover 9 major disciplines including economics, law, pedagogy,literature, history, natural science, engineering , management, and arts. Theuniversity provides 1 characteristic (key) major for national institutions ofhigher learning, 5 characteristic (key) majors for universities in YunnanProvince, 11 provincial excellent courses, 2 programs under construction ofestablishing projects to “support key speciality groups in industrial upgrade” for new universities in YunnanProvince transforming to application-oriented universities, 1 constructionproject of Yunnan provincial transformation and development pilot colleges anduniversities as well as innovation, entrepreneurship and education reform pilotschool, 2 Yunnan provincial high-level faculty construction projects, 1 Yunnanprovincial higher education innovation, entrepreneurship and education practicebase construction project, 3 Yunnan provincial experimental teachingdemonstration centers, 152 national and provincial teaching quality projects,we have achieved remarkable progress in discipline and specialties.
Notable effects of the building ofteaching staff have been achieved. The university now has a faculty andstaff team of 1,071 members in service, among whom, there are 167 doctoralstudents (including those who are still pursuing their Ph D degrees). Among allthe faculty and staff, there are 757 full-time teachers, 74 teachers withsenior titles, and 222 teachers withsub-senior titles. This means that teachers with senior titles account for39.10% of the full-time teachers, master supervisors and doctoral advisorsaccount for over 76.09% full-time teachers.Among all the full-time teachers,there are 58 teachers who have accepted the appointment to be mastersupervisors in Shanghai Normal University, Yunnan University and Yunnan NormalUniversity. There are 20 teachers who enjoy special expert allowance granted bythe State Council, titled as national outstanding teachers, rated as provincialdistinguished experts or granted special expert allowance by the provincialgovernment, or titled as provincial middle and young aged academic andtechnical leaders and backup talents, and distinguished teachers. In addition,the university has 6 workshops for distinguished teachers of Yunnan Province,and it has invited 104 visiting and part-time professors and 8 foreign expertsto work on campus annually. The faculty and staff team, with a high politicalideology and professional teaching competence, can satisfactorily meet thedemands of undergraduate education.
Research and innovation capacity hasbeen enhanced increasingly.We now have established 1research base on the leadershipof the state general administration of sports,1 key provincial philosophy andsocial science research base, 3 university key laboratories, 2 provincialphilosophy and social science innovation teams, 1 university science andtechnology innovation team,5 provincial teaching teams, science andtechnology innovation team, 2 provincial experimental demonstration areas forinnovation of talent cultivation mode; and have taken on 35 national socialscience fund projects ,solely or jointly conducted 25 national natural sciencefund projects, 6 national arts fund projects, and 1,427 scientific researchprojects indifferent fields. Moreover,the faculty and staff members have published 280 monographs, compilation works,collections of fine arts, and textbooks, as well as more than 8350 papers, ofwhich 7760 dissertations were includedinto SCI, EI and ISTP as well.With regard to the prizes and awards, we have won82 prize for our outstanding achievements at provincial or ministerial level,111 prizes for teaching of various realms at provincial or national level andabove, 162 awards for outstanding achievements in social science of Qujing, 24government awards for literary and artistic creation along with a large numberof high-quality research achievements.
The capability of serving social andeconomic development has been strengthened continuously. In the last five years, we havecompleted more than 10 subjects such as “research on fostering of leadingindustries in Qujing” and “study of industry transformation and upgrading” andundertaken specific subjects, for example,“blue book on economic development ofQujing”, which are all of vital value for reference for decision-making of thegovernment and related departments. The great opera Sound Of Billows created by our alumni Gui Taosheng forcommemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Anti-Japanese War, andthe operaFootsteps of the Young rehearsed for commemorating the 80th anniversaryof victory of the Red Army’s long march were successfully performed in publicand gain wide praise, which sets typical experience for art teaching reform andcollaborative innovation. We successfully held the Silk Road —SouthwestMinority Watercolor Art Exhibition “Southwest Silk Road ” and the “MaritimeSilk Road”, the National Arts FundProject, showing watercolor art achievements of the southwest regions and arteducation and talent training results of our school. In November 2017, “QujingNormal University Ercuan Peisheng Character library” was officially launched,which is rooted in Chinese traditional culture, to inherit and promote Ercuancalligraphy. Meanwhile, we have set up 7 independent research institute and 1school-government joint independent research institute, namely Qujing TourismDevelopment ResearchInstitute.
Internationalization of school-runninghas been strengthened gradually.We have founded Qujing Branch of the Preparatory Schoolfor Study Overseas in Yunnan, become one of the third batch of Chineseeducation base under the leadership of People's Government of Yunnan Province,and commenced such joint talent cultivation programs as “2+2”, “3+1”,“3+1+1”etc. with Chiang Mai University in Thailand, Mansfield University ofPennsylvania in the USA and New Zealand College of Business and LincolnUniversity. Over the past 7 years, we have established formal exchanges andcooperation relations with 29 foreign universities and educationalorganizations in 12 countries and regions including those from the UK, the USA,Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland etc, signed 36 cooperationagreements. In addition, we have hired more than 83 foreign teachers from theUK, the USA, Canada and Thailand ,recruited 682 long-term and short-termoverseas students, also established1 international Chinese language education promotioncenter in Thailand, become a member of the International CommunicationAssociation on Education of Chinese Language and initiated 1+2+1 Sino-Americatalent cultivation programs. On the whole, the internationalization ofschool-running has been strengthened year by year.
During the 13th Five-year plan, ourschool has been adhering to innovative, connotative, transformation andcharacteristic development and always taking high moral values establishmentand people cultivation as the fundamental task of education. We have carriedout seven programs including cultivation of high-quality innovative talents,plateau discipline construction, improvement of service capability,introduction and training of leading talents, opening and integration,enhancement of infrastructural service capability, creation of top-qualitycultural products to constantly improve talent cultivation, scientificresearch, social service and cultural inheritance and innovation level, andenhance comprehensive strength and core competitiveness of the school, andrealize overall transformation of school-running pattern as well. Only in thisway, can we succeed in realizing our goal of becoming an application-orienteduniversity that can facilitate regional economic and social development withhigh comprehensiveness, remarkable advantages in humanistic and social scienceand striking features of teachers' education and finally lay a solid foundationfor building a local high-level university with striking features.
(Data statistics as of March 2018)