Founded in 1902, Beijing Normal University (BNU) is one of China’s earliest-established institutions of higher learning as well as one of the key universities in the country.
At present, BNU has 22 schools, 6 departments, 14 research institutes and a number of research centers, and offers 52 undergraduate programs. BNU can confer Master’s degrees in 127 disciplines and Doctorates 70. It has 16 post-doctoral research centers.
In the year of 2005, the arts subjects of BNU is the 7th best among the universities and colleges in China; the subjects of Chinese Language and Culture, Pre-school Education, Historical Studies, Psychology, Studies of Educational Techniques, etc are among the top subjects; and the subjects of Chinese Language, Education, Special Needs Education are the 2nd best subjects in China. BNU has a modernized library of 2,900,000 books and 117 scientific laboratories.