China Women’s University (CWU) is the first women’s higher learning Institution in modern China since 1949. It is affiliated with All-China Women’s Federation and academically administered by the Ministry of Education. It is a university specialized in women’s higher education and research in related areas. It offers graduate degree programs and under-graduate programs exclusively for women.
Its predecessor is the New China Women’s Vocational School founded in 1949 by revolutionary veterans such as Madam Soong Ching Ling, He Xiangning, Cai Chang, Deng Yingchao and Kang Keqing. Later it was renamed the Women Cadres’ School of All-China Women’s Federation.
CWU thoroughly applies a scientific outlook on development, so as to fit the needs of a socialist modernization drive. It’s affiliated with the All-China Women’s Federation, combined with its setting in the international city of Beijing, endows it with a vision beyond China.
CWU aims to infuse its students with such values as Self-esteem, Self-confidence, Self-support and Self-improvement, and prepare its graduates toward an all-around development in morality, intelligence, sports, aesthetics and labor, enabling them to flourish in different social surroundings. Armed with practical skills and community awareness, they will lead the advanced gender culture, and play a positive role in developing women’s education, improving women’s equality, and disseminating gender equality to women. CWU has played an important function in economic and social development, women’s development, international exchange in women’s field and intergovernmental diplomacy.