Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is sponsored by the national programs “Project 211” and “Project 985” .
Since China opened up to the world in 1978, ECNU has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the University has 21 schools and colleges, and 5 advanced research institutes, with 58 departments offering 70 undergraduate programs in humanities, education, science, engineering, economics, management, philosophy, psychology, law, history and art. Besides that, the University also offers 26 doctoral programs of the State Primary Disciplines, 38 master’s programs of the State Primary Disciplines, one professional doctoral program, 17 professional master’s programs and 18 post-doctoral mobile research stations.
Adhering to the university motto of “Seek Truth, Foster Originality, and Live up to the Name of a Teacher”, ECNU has made enormous achievements in talenttraining, scientific research, community service and international exchanges. In so doing, it has significantly contributed to the development of basic education, teacher training, and the advancement of economics, sciences and society, both locally and nationally. The development and transformation of the country and the modern international metropolis of Shanghai bring huge opportunities to the university for its progress. ECNU is steadily and enthusiastically working towards its goal of establishing itself as an internationally renowned high-level research university, with a number of firstclass disciplines and a wellcoordinated discipline development, while also taking the lead in the development of China’s teacher training.