South China Normal University About us


South China Normal University(SCNU) was established in 1933, and is now a member of "Project 211" and a prestigious university in Guangdong Province. Furthermore, it can provide the scholarship sponsored by government.

The university’s three campuses total approximately 509 acres, which are located in or near Guangzhou, the largest city in southern China. This region is one of the most economically and commercially vibrant regions in China, with excellent public transport system, pleasant weather and two large trade fairs (Canton Fair) in this city every year. It is a comprehensive university, consisting of diverse branches of learning, such as philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, and management.

The university is active in international exchange, having the advantages of being close to Hong Kong, Macao,not far from Taiwan and its strength in teacher education. Links have been established with dozens of universities and educational organizations from over 20 countries and regions.

The university will continue to maintain its good tradition developed over years, adjusting and optimizing its programs, focusing on teaching and research, stressing the whole person education. It strives to build itself into a first-rate university in the country in terms of the overall level of school running and comprehensive capabilities, featured by its uniqueness, openness and comprehensiveness. 

The university attaches great importance to international exchange and cooperation, promoting Chinese culture and learning the advanced technology and management from other countries. The university has established links with dozens of universities and educational organizations in other countries. Substantive cooperation has resulted in introducing of intellectual resources, scientific research, joint programs, and publication of books. In addition, this has led to cultivation of personnel, holding international conferences, exchange of staff and students, sharing information in teaching and research, teaching Chinese as a foreign language. SCNU is one of the first universities that was approved by China’s Ministry of Education to teach Chinese as a foreign language and has begun to enrolled international students since 1987. The university has also been authorized to enroll government scholarship students. In recent years, SCNU has established 3 Confucius Institutes in Reunion University in France, with Coquitlam in Canada, and in University of Latvia in Latvia.

The campuses of SCNU are located in or near Guangzhou, adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao. This region is one of the most economically and commercially vibrant regions in China, with excellent public transport system, pleasant weather and two large trade fairs (Canton Fair) in this city every year, which attracts many foreigners. SCNU adheres to the goal of becoming a teaching-oriented research university. It has a team of experts and scholars who are famous at home and abroad. There are over 1,600 teachers, of whom over 300 are professors, over 400 associate professors, over 600 master and doctoral supervisors, and 1,202 are holders of master or doctoral degrees. There are 4 members of the Academy of Science of China (ASC).

SCNU strives to nurture qualified personnel, emphasizing the development of the students’ overall abilities. Its alumni are playing their parts in education, government, business and other fields. Some of them are government leaders, famous scholars, professors, and business elites.

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