Welcome to Guangxi Normal University!
Founded in 1932, our province-owned and comprehensive university has grown to become an international hub of academic excellence and multi-cultural cooperation and relationships. GXNU currently offers a variety of programs and degrees for students of all levels and nationalities, and our academic programs cover at least twelve different branches of learning. In fact, GXNU was one of the earliest higher institutions to be approved by the State to accept international students and begin to foster multi-cultural communication and relationships with many different countries.
Programs and Students
Guangxi Normal University is a key university located in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Southern China. With three separate campuses, GXNU is additionally comprised of 23 colleges (including one independent college - Lijiang College), and offers degrees to students at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral levels. The university specifically offers short-term training in various programs, undergraduate degrees, as well as Master's degree and Doctoral degree courses in Chinese language learning. GXNU is also proud to offer 35 academic disciplines, covering 12 categories including: philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and arts.
Furthermore, the university is authorized to set up several additional degrees and positions which include: 3 post-doctoral research mobile stations; to grant Doctoral degrees in 2 first-level disciplines and 12 second-level disciplines; confer Master's degrees in 22 first-level disciplines, 152 second-level disciplines, and 15 specialties; and full-time undergraduate degrees in 72 specialties. All of the programs and colleges are also staffed by approximately 2,230 qualified individuals who are happy to be a part of the team.
Guangxi Normal University also has a large and diverse student population to consider. To date, the university has received more than 15,000 short-term and long-term international students from more than 60 countries and regions. Just as noteworthy, the general population in the various colleges currently includes: 21,949 undergraduate students, 5,716 graduate students, 122 Ph.D. candidates, over 1,800 international students under various programs, and more than 13,000 correspondence and visiting students.
Since GXNU wishes to continually bring local and foreign students alike, they also try to help make it more affordable by offering various scholarships and financial aid. What's more is that they additionally support study abroad opportunities, exchange programs, and even distance and online courses.
Guangxi Normal University Campuses
Guangxi Normal University is known for having 3 campuses: Wangcheng Campus, Yucai Campus, and Yanshan Campus - covering a total area of 300 hectares. Of them, Wangcheng Campus was the former site of the Jingjiang Prince's Mansion in the Ming Dynasty around 700 years ago. While it is not fully utilized as an academic campus anymore, it is a stunning location to visit where one can see a part of the rich, cultural heritage that continues to exist in Guilin today. It is also worth pointing out that Wangcheng Campus is considered to be one of the most beautiful campuses in China and is the only school campus in the country cited as a 5-A tourist spot.
The College of Liberal Arts at GXNU has been made a national training and scientific research base for basic education in liberal arts. Diplomas awarded by the university have a good reputation and are well-recognized by their educational counterparts across the world.
Guangxi Normal University is known for having a strong reputation of success and significant influence internationally. It has established cooperative and exchange relations with over 200 universities and institutions of higher learning in more than 40 different countries and regions. In the past 10 years or so, it has increasingly worked to expand its enrollment of international students.
The university also has the authority to receive international students under the "Chinese Government Scholarship" awarded by China's Ministry of Education, the "Confucius Institute Scholarship" by China's State Office of Chinese Language Education (Han Ban), and the "ASEAN Scholarship" by Guangxi Government. Currently, it is the only university in Guangxi approved by China's Ministry of Education to be a Demonstration Base for foreigners studying in China, as well as by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office under the State Council to be a Chinese language education base.
GXNU has worked together to set up 3 Confucius Institutes with the Prince of Songkla University in Thailand, the Malang National University in Indonesia, and the Hanoi University in Vietnam. It has attached great importance to the ASEAN studies and has set up the "ASEAN Education Research Center", "Vietnam Research Center", Indonesian Culture Center", and "Thai Culture Center". It has sponsored regular ASEAN education seminars and published a series of influential academic monographs. Built in 2012, the Vietnam School Memorial Hall has become a positive platform for the Chinese people and the Vietnamese people to cherish their past history and to carry on their friendship in the future.
Located in the City of Guilin, a world-famous tourist city with a long history and culture, Guangxi Normal University is another gem to behold. Situated within and around the breathtaking Karst Mountains and very close to the Lijiang River, Guilin is internationally "renowned for its unique beauty." The Lijiang River, one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Guilin, was listed by the US Cable News Network in 2013 as one of the world's top 15 beautiful rivers worth visiting. Guilin's Karst formation was selected into the World Natural Heritage in 2014.
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