Capital Normal University (CNU), established in 1954, is a key comprehensive university supported and funded by Beijing Municipal Government, embracing liberal arts, sciences,engineering, management, law, education, fine arts and music etc.
CNU greatly values academic exchanges and has signed cooperation agreements with 193 foreign universities and institutions from 32 countries and regions. Confucius Institutes were jointly set up in St. Petersburg State University in Russia, University of Minnesota in America, University of Venice in Italy, University of Piura in Peru, State University of New York at Buffalo in America and Bremen University of Science & Technology in German. In addition, as one of the earliest universities authorized by China’s Education Ministry to accept international students, Capital Normal University accepts about 2,000 long-term and short-term international students annually.
CNU is located at the west third ring road of Beijing with convenient public transportation of subway, buses and taxi. The campus is not far away from both the prosperous downtown in Beijing and world famous historical sites such as the Summer Palace and Forbidden City etc.
There are 1509 full-time teachers in CNU of which 299 are professors, 540 are associate professors, 818 have doctoral degree and 510 have master's degree. 88% of full-time teachers have master’s degree or doctoral degree. Now there are a number of experts and scholars who have academic influences at home and abroad. There are 6 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 academician of Russian Academy of Engineering, 3 members in Discipline Appraisal Group of Academic Degree Committee of State Council, 13 members in Teaching Advisory Committee of Education Ministry, 4 candidates in national "Thousand Talents" plan, 6 Yangtze River scholar professors, 1 Yangtze River Scholar Chair professors, 34 Beijing Technological New Stars, 176 Beijing "Outstanding Teachers", 35 Beijing Special Term Professors and 9 candidates of High-level Talents Scheme etc.
College of International Education has 50 full-time language teachers and about 40 part-time teachers, of which 2 are professors, 15 are associate professors and 9 master tutors. 32% teachers have doctoral degree. 80% have overseas teaching experience and certificate of Teaching Chinese as foreign Language (advanced level). CIE has undertaken various programs funded by Confucius Institution, China’s Education Ministry or Beijing Municipal Education Commission etc. Research results published on Chinese Teaching in the World and other academic journals.