General Information

Beijing Normal University (BNU) grew out of the Education Department of Imperial University of Peking established in 1902, which initiated teacher training in China’s higher education. After the development for over a century, BNU has become a comprehensive and research-intensive university with its main characteristics of basic disciplines in sciences and humanities, teacher education and educational science.

BNU consists of Beijing Campus and Zhuhai Campus. The University has 3 faculties, 27 schools, 2 departments, 11 research institutes and 4 academies. In addition, there are more than 5.4 million books and 8.2 million e-books in its libraries. BNU is home to more than 35,000 full-time students, and has more than 8000 faculty members, including 2562 full-time teachers, 94% of whom have earned a doctoral degree.

At present, the university has established cooperative ties with about 300 universities and international organizations from more than 40 countries and regions. Each year, above 900 international professors and scholars are invited to lecture and research at the University. And BNU has around 2000 long-term international students, the scale of which ranks among top in China’s universities.


Learn, so as to instruct others.

Act, to serve as example to all.


The emblem features a muduo in the center, which is a kind of bell used in ancient China and symbolizes the sound of teaching.

The university name was scripted by Chairman Mao Zedong in 1950.