East China Normal University

study.edu.sh.gov.cn/en| December 07, 2023

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Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China.

In 2017, ECNU was named one of the Category A universities in China's Double First-Class University Programme, which is a higher education initiative launched by the Ministry of Education with the aim of developing elite Chinese universities into world class institutions by the end of 2050.

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Spanning more than 207 hectares, ECNU has long been known as a "Garden University" because it has two scenic campuses located in Minhang and Putuo districts of Shanghai.

By adhering to the "Three Programmes" concept– Developing education excellence, Promoting interdisciplinary academic excellence, and Serving national strategies - and its mission of "Education, Civilisation, Development", ECNU has made significant achievements in talent training, scientific research, community service, and international exchanges in the recent decades.

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A view of ECNU campus. [Photo/ECNU]

ECNU's motto is: "Seeking Truth, Fostering Originality, and Living up to the Name of a Teacher", with a mission to foster "Creativity, Character and Community". Today, ECNU is striving to transform itself into a world-class university and has several first-class disciplines. The university also intends to play a leading role in the development of teacher education.

Facts & Figures

Faculties: 4

Full-time Schools: 33

Campuses in Shanghai: 2

Undergraduate students: 15,799

Master's students: 18,031

Doctoral students: 4,242

International Students: 1,495

Faculty & Staff: 4,297

Academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering: 23

Contact Us

ECNU International Students Office

Address: Room 253 International Students Office, Physics Building, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai, China

Post code: 200062

Tel: 021-62232013/62238353

Fax: 021-62238352

(Statistics as of October 2023)

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