A Brief Introduction to Huanggang Normal University


Huanggang Normal University  (HGNU) is a four-year undergraduate university with a wide range of disciplines,  offering both teacher training programs and non-teacher training programs. With  Dongpo Red Cliff lying to the north and the Yangtze River to the south, HGNU is  regarded as the No.1 institute of higher education in Huanggang, a city with a  population of 7.3 million.
HGNU consists of three campuses:  the Mingzhu Campus, the Yinpan Campus, and the Nanhu Campus, and covers a total  area of 85.8 hectares including 500,000 square meters of building space.  Admission to HGNU is available to applicants from 27 provinces, municipalities  directly under the Central Government, and autonomous regions all over the  country. The university now has 15 schools, over 15,000 full-time students and  1,176 staff membersamong whom, 108 are  professors, 312 are associate professors, and 180 are holders of a Doctoral  Degree. HGNU has 30 experts with honors at various levels. Over the past  century, HGNU has developed into a multi-disciplinary institute of higher  education covering eight fields of different specialities. The eight fields are  Letters, Science, Engineering, Law, Economics, Administration, Pedagogy, and  Agriculture. At present, HGNU has 43 four-year degree specialities and 13  three-year diploma specialities which cover eight disciplines: Letters, Science,  Engineering, Law, Economics, Administration, Pedagogy, and Agriculture. Among  those specialities, there are 20 in pedagogy, 10 in engineering, and 10 in the  arts. Double bachelor degrees can be conferred in 19 specialities.
In recent years, HGNU has been  successively awarded numerous recognitions,  including:National-Level Model  School in Popularizing Mandarin and Standardized Chinese Characters,National Green School,National Model School of Trade Unions, Advanced  University of Hubei Province in Student Affairs Administration,Advanced Group of  Hubei Province in Graduates' Employment,Safe Campus of  Hubei Province, as well as various  others.
In the past five years, HGNU has  engaged in, and undertaken, 24 national-level projects, 16 ministry-level  projects, and 37 provincial-level projects. In 2010, ten million RMB was  spent introducing and executing projects. 174 monographs and  textbooks, and 5,546 academic essays have been published. Among the published  essays, over 150 have been quoted and reprinted, and 343 have been included in  SCI, EI, and ISTP. With its achievements in scientific research, HGNU has  attained one national-level award, 18 provincial and ministry-level awards, and  has acquired patents on 11 inventions. There are three provincial-level research  bases of humane studies and social sciences, and one key  laboratory.
At present, all the staff  members of the university, guided by the 12th Five-Year Plan, which was launched  and approved at the 1st Congress of CCP Representatives of HGNU, are striving to  develop HGNU into a first-class provincial-level University with distinct  features, outstanding advantages, and distinguished provincial-level importance  and growing national-level influence.
HGNU has international exchanges  with countries all over the world. It has established stable exchange and  cooperation with more than 10 universities and institutes, including Ramapo  College of New Jersey (America), Indiana State University (America), University  of Newcastle (Australia), University of South Queensland (Australia),  Northumbria University (Britain), National Academy of Arts (Republic of  Moldova), Chung-Ang University (Korea), Auckland Institute of Studies (New  Zealand), and Asia University (Japan). Also, HGNU has successively invited more  than 100 foreign experts and scholars to teach and/or lecture. Accordingly, more  than 100 teachers in HGNU have been sent abroad for further education, and  academic visits and lectures. HGNU began to enroll overseas students in 2002.  Since 2007, HGNU has carried out the project of World Famous Scientists  Lecturing in Hubei Province 10 times.