The predecessor of Guizhou Education University is Guizhou Education College established in 1978. In 2001, it incorporated Guiyang Staff College. In 2005, with the approval of Guizhou Provincial Education Department, it began to enroll full-time junior college student. It gained approval from the Ministry of Education in 2009 to be transformed into a full-time undergraduate university through restructuring and was renamed as it is now. In 2013, it was awarded the qualification to grant bachelor’s degree. It is adjacent to the green belt and surrounded by wood. With a green area accounting for 64.9%, it was awarded as the first “Green University”.
The population of the full-time students in the university is 12693, including 11832 full-time undergraduate students, 744 junior college students, and 117 preparatory course students. There are 1133 teaching staff.
The university has 13 teaching institutions, including School of Liberal Arts, School of Foreign Languages, School of Educational Sciences, School of History and Sociology, School of Politics and Economics, School of Mathematics and Computer Science, School of Physics and Electronics, School of Chemistry and Life Sciences, School of Geography and Tourism, School of Physical Education, School of Arts, Department of Marxism and Leninism Instruction, and School of Vocational Technical Education.
The university has established 32 majors for undergraduate students and 9 for junior college students, covering 10 subjects such as economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, management and art. It has trained over 10, 000 qualified graduates.
Nine experts enjoy the special allowance of the State Council and Guizhou Provincial Government; five experts were recruited in Thousand Talents program, Cheung Kong Scholars Program and Thousand Youth Talents Program; the university has three provincial management experts, 7 provincial distinguished teachers; two teachers are the candidates for the outstanding young scientific and technological talents training program and one teacher is the Jiaxiu Cultural Talent of Guizhou Province. One teacher is the provincial academic leader and there are two provincial teaching teams.
University established friendly cooperation links with 48 universities and institutions in the U.S., Canada, Thailand, Taiwan etc. In addition, the university has joined “International Education Union”, established counterpart aid relationship with Central China Normal University, and reached cooperative agreement for cooperative education with 105 enterprises, educational institutions and local governments, which includes Guiyang Municipal (Prefecture) Educational Bureaus and People’s Government of Wudang, Guiyang etc.
In recent three year the teachers in this university have been in charge of 449 scientific research projects, including 57 national scientific research programs, 137 provincial and ministerial scientific research programs. 10 scientific research achievement awards have been awarded by The Department of Science and Technology of Guizhou, Guizhou Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science, and The Department of Education of Guizhou At present, university is gradually improving its educational policies while keeping ahead of the standard: focusing on teaching, research, professional development, management, and diversification of programs, while still pushing forward in such areas as training tailored to student talents, scientific research, cross-cultural communication, and serving the society