The university’s predecessor, the Department of Education of Imperial University of Peking was founded on the initiative of the Emperor of Qing Dynasty. It was the first university in China’s history with the main mission of training excellent teachers and specialists.
The school was named as Supreme Education School of Peking, and became independent.
The name changed to National Beijing Normal University, the first Normal University in China’s history.
The Peking Women’s Normal University merged into Peking Normal University.
The name changed to Beijing Normal University.
Fu Jen Catholic University merged into Beijing Normal University.
First enrolled “Project 211”, a national project aiming at strengthening about 100 universities for the 21st century.
Entered into “Project 985”, a national project to bring a handful of elite universities to international prominence.
BNU has been Listed in the “world-class universities”of Class A (36 universities), and 11 disciplines (8th in China) have been selected for China’s “Double-First Class” Initiative.