Located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and a major hub of transportation in China, Central China Normal University is a key comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Chinese Ministry of Education. The picturesque campus of over 2,000 Mu (330 acres) is nestled on Guizi Hill, bordering South Lake. As one of the universities on the list of 211 National Education Priority Project, Central China Normal University is highly recognized as an important base for cultivating brilliant talents for the country, as well as a superior training center for excellent teachers in higher learning institutions and high schools. Our university is among the first higher institutions in China entitled to offer doctoral and postgraduate degrees, to assess and confer the titles of professor, associate professor and also doctoral supervisor, and has already established a complete and optimized advanced education system from undergraduate to graduate programs, from doctoral to post-doctoral programs, and from full-time to adult-education programs. Our research strength is witnessing a constant increase year by year. The national social science research work of CCNU ranks top 10 for three consecutive years, and its social science research work by the Ministry of Education ranks top 6 for four consecutive years. Ranking No.8 in the Fourth Social Science Prominent Scientific Result Award, a series of our research results have won prizes including two first prizes of the Natural Science Award by Chinese Ministry of Education and six first prizes of Hubei provincial Natural Science Award. We have established close relations with many key universities and research institutes and have conducted school-to-school exchanges and extensive academic cooperation with more than 100 universities from over 70 countries such as the USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, Russia, France, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, and Vietnam. Foreign experts and teachers are regularly invited to teach at the university. In recent years, teachers of the university have been constantly sent abroad for further study, a majority of whom have returned home to become the backbone of their own teaching and research field; a good number of them are active on international academic rostrum and have made admirable contributions to science, technology, culture and education exchanges between China and other nations around the world.
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