Why Us

Jiangsu Normal University

Why choose Jiangsu Normal University

l   Outstanding Alumnus

Throughout the history of its development, JSNU has been home to many renowned scholars known both at home and abroad including Professor Xudong Liao, an expert on Chinese linguistics; Professor Benxing Wu, the well-known poet and expert on Modern Chinese Literature; Professor Jinshan Wang, the dramatist and expert on Ancient Chinese Literary History; Professor Ruyu Wu, an expert on Ancient Chinese Literature; Professor Baichuan Liu, the educational theorist; Professor Huanting Zhang, a psychologist; Professor Yunpu Zang, a historian; Professor Qixiang Luo, geographer and many other distinguished experts and scholars. For over 50 years, all the faculty and staff have stuck to the school motto “To highlight morality and education” and have carried forward the sincere pioneering spirit, leading to a rapid development of JSNU.

l  Talents training

The university has always striven to train talented young students to meet the demands of the society. To that end, we have constantly enhanced and improved the quality of our educational experience. In 2004, the Ministry of Education graded the university as excellent for undergraduate education. In 2006, the Ministry of Education graded our English major program as excellent. Currently, the university has four national-level professional building programs, two national-level elaborate courses, one national-level teaching faculty team, one special prize, seven first prize and 29 second prize for provincial-level teaching achievements, 20 provincial-level brand and characteristic majors, 47 provincial-level elaborate (excellent) courses, two provincial-level teaching faculty teams, ten provincial-level elaborate textbooks, one provincial-level experiment base for the talent training mode innovation, 15 laboratory projects under joint building by the central and local, and 12 provincial-level experimental teaching demonstration centers. In addition, the university has also been determined as the college student cultural quality education base of Jiangsu Province, normal student quality education base, provincial-level training base for key teachers of primary and secondary schools, provincial training base for secondary vocational education teachers, provincial-level training base for teachers of the new curriculum of basic education by the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, and one of the five regional college student mental health education and research centers in Jiangsu Province.

l   Faculty

The university has actively pursued a strategy of strengthening the universitys faculty. There are 1,388 fulltime teachers including 218 professors (with 34 doctoral supervisors), 481 associate professors, and 376 teachers with a doctoral degree. There are three academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, one member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 13 Changjang Scholars and national-level distinguished young talents, one Jiangsu Distinguished Professor. Besides that, one teacher has been awarded the title of the National Advanced Worker, two teachers have been awarded the title of the National Labor Medal, two teachers awarded the title of the National Advanced Worker, one teacher awarded the title of the National Outstanding Teacher, four teachers have been included in the New Century Excellent Talent supporting program of the Ministry of the Education, 1teacher has been included in the Excellent Young Teachers Award of Higher Education, one teacher has been included in the Foundation For Key Teachers in the University of the Ministry of Education, 33 teachers have been entitled to the special government allowance issued by the State Council, 9 teachers awarded the title of the Mid-career Expert with Outstanding Contribution in Jiangsu Province, one teacher has been included in the Double-creation Plan of the Talent Introduction Office of Jiangsu Province, three teachers have been awarded the title of the Famous Teachers of Universities and Colleges in Jiangsu Province, one teacher awarded the title of Excellent Academic Leaders of Jiangsu Higher Education, five persons selected as the Mid-career talents of science and technology of the 333 High-Level Talent Education Project of the provincial government, 64 persons selected as the Mid-career leaders of science and technology of the 333 High-Level Talent Education Project of the provincial government, 38 teachers assessed as academic leaders of the provincial-level Blue Project, 61 teachers assessed as the outstanding young teachers of the provincial-level Blue Project, and 7 teachers selected as the training targets of the Six Major Talent Peaks of Jiangsu Province. In addition to the above, the university also has three excellent discipline echelons of the Blue Project of Jiangsu Province, three scientific and technical innovation groups of the Blue Project of Jiangsu Province, and two excellent scientific and technical innovation groups among universities and colleges of Jiangsu Province.

l  Academic & research achievements

The university has always focused on research across all the disciplines. Currently, the university has four phase-I projects for superiority subject of colleges and universities of Jiangsu  Province, one key provincial-level discipline of first-class disciplines and four key provincial-level disciplines of first-class disciplines (training center). In addition, the university has three key laboratories for provincial-level colleges and universities, and two provincial-level philosophy and social science research centers, and three key research centers for the philosophy and social science of the provincial-level colleges and universities. In the last five years, the university has been awarded over 500 government-sponsored research projects, including 132 nationally fund projects. It has also won more than 60 scientific research awards above the ministerial-level and provincial-level, including the first, second and third prizes for the excellent achievement in the humanities and social science research at Chinese colleges and universities. Our faculty was also awarded the second prize for natural science, and the first prize for the progress in science and technology both issued by the Ministry of Education. Researchers at the university have also published 7,250 papers, and 1,775 of them have been indexed by SCI, EI, ISTP, and CSSCI. Furthermore, our faculty published 163 volumes and 83 textbooks, and received 46 patents. The Jiangsu Normal University Press The Journal of Liberal Arts and its journal Language Science have been selected into Guide to Chinese Core Journals. Language Science also has been selected as the source journal of CSSCI for two consecutive terms. The Press science journal has been awarded as the core journal of Chinese science for three consecutive years and was honored as RCCSE Chinese core academic journal in 2009.

l  School Characteristics

The university has also actively expanded new approaches to accelerate local economic and social development. In recent years, the university has successively established the teaching and scientific research associations with ten schools in northern Jiangsu to enhance the regional elementary education reform and economic and social development. We have established strategic corporate relationships with the local governments of Xuzhou, Yancheng, Lianyungang, Suqian, and Zhongwei of Ningxia, and set up technical cooperation with XCMG and other enterprises and institutions. The university set up five major R&D centers, which play an active role in the construction of the provincial-level University Science   &Technology Park. As the only education center for government officials in Northern  Jiangsu, our university makes its contribution to the in-depth cooperation between the university and the local government and between the university and other enterprises. This established an innovative strategy for universitys integrating into the local economy.

l  Cultural Life

Recently, our students have won the second prize in the Challenge Cup, the national-level University extracurricular academic technology competition, first prize in the national-level University Art Festival, first prize in the national-level university mathematical modeling competition, special awards in the provincial-level humanities knowledge competition of colleges students in science and engineering majors. Students also have won championships in international and domestic sports events. The womens football team has won multiple national championships. Some players have been selected for the national team for the Fifth Women World Cup and Beijing Olympic Games. Many of our players were on the Chinese College Women Football Team, when they won the second prize in the 23rd World University Games. The TV series Days without Rain, which was written, directed and acted by teachers and students of the university, won the dream Cup at the 5th national-level college TV competition. The university has been evaluated as the Advanced Collectivity of College Students Mental Health Education in Jiangsu  Province and has been awarded as National Advanced Unit for College Students Mental Health Education. The university has been assessed as the Advanced Employment Collectivity by Jiangsu  Province four times. The summer social practice program has been honored by The Central Propaganda Department, the Ministry of Education, the League Central Committee and National Association of Students for eleven consecutive years.