Capital Normal University

Capital Normal University (首都师范大学, pinyin: Shǒudū Shīfàn Dàxué, or 首师大 for short) is a university in Beijing, China. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.[1]

Capital Normal University
Capital Normal University logo.png
Former names
Beijing Teacher's College
PresidentGong Huili
  • Zhou Jianshe
  • He Yikun
  • Meng Fanhua
  • Li Youzeng
  • Fang Fuquan
Party SecretaryZheng E
Academic staff
CampusUrban, 88 ha (217.5 acres)


The student activity center of Capital Normal University

Capital Normal University was founded in 1954. Previously called Beijing Teacher's College, it was renamed Capital Normal University in 1993.[2] Its current president is Meng Fanhua.


Capital Normal University consists of 28 colleges and department. These include:

  • School of Management
  • College of Literature
  • College of Political Science and Law
  • College of Foreign Languages
  • College of Music
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Education
  • Department of History
  • School of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Educational Technology
  • College of Environmental Resources and Tourism
  • College of Information Engineering
  • Elementary Education College
  • Adult Education College
  • College of International Education

The University has more than 31,086 students, including 10,763 undergraduates, 6,411 graduate students, 11,993 adult students, and 1,352 foreign students. Undergraduates can choose from 41 different majors.[3]


Capital Normal University comprises eight campuses, most located on the Third Ring Road in Beijing. The southern campus, the headquarters, houses the majority of CNU's academic programs. The North 1 campus houses the College of International Culture. The North 2 campus houses the College of Information Engineering. The East 1 campus houses the College of Education. The LiangXiang campus houses the Department of Fundamental Education for freshman.[4]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2009-06-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "A brief introduction to Capital Normal University". Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-03-10.
  4. ^ "About CNU". Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-09-10.

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Coordinates: 39°55′46″N 116°18′01″E / 39.9294°N 116.3003°E / 39.9294; 116.3003