Guizhou Normal University was founded in 1941; the University was originally named National Guiyang Teachers' College, and renamed Guiyang Teachers' College in 1950. In 1985, it was formally entitled Guizhou Normal University (GZNU) and honoured as one of the key universities in the Province in 1996. The year 2004 marked a new stage in the university's development when the Provincial Vocational College of Technology was absorbed into it. GZNU is in the name list of the Program of Partner Assistance with Western Universities of Ministry of Education, and has been set up the "partner assistance" relationship with Xiamen University in 2006. GZNU was entitled "Outstanding University" in the Undergraduate Teaching Assessment issued by Ministry of Education in 2008. In 2013, she was approved to grant Ph.D. by the State Council Academic Degrees Committee. In 2015, GZNU was honored as a university co-constructed by the Ministry of Education of P.R.China and Guizhou Province.
At present, it has three campuses, Baoshan, Baiyun and Huaxi, with a total land area of about 200 hectares. This includes 476,700 square meters of teaching and office buildings and 91,000 square meters of sports-fields and gymnasiums. The total value of teaching and research equipment amounts to 240,000,000 Yuan (RMB).
GZNU comprises 24 Schools, one independent college, one School of Further Education, covering the following disciplines: Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Management and Arts. Currently, students are pursuing Bachelor, Master or Doctor Degrees in a variety of majors, 76 of which are undergraduates including 19 provincial-level distinctive disciplines. And now GZNU has the privilege to recommend Bachelor students for admission to their Master Degrees without examinations.
GZNU now has 1,797 full time teachers, including 283 professors, 616 associate professors, with 1023 holding MA degrees and 446 holding PhDs. At GZNU, 57 experts have been honored for their achievements by the Chinese government and 99 by the provincial government. In the past five years, the university has undertaken 246 national research projects and 763 provincial and ministerial research projects. The university has received 109 provincial awards for its achievements. Currently, GZNU has an enrollment of over 33,000 full time undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduates. As the university focuses much more attention on the quality education, its graduates are widely accepted.
There are 5 national scientific research bases/centers, 21 provincial scientific research bases/centers, National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, National Teachers’ Training Base, National Comprehensive Demonstration Center of Educational Experiments and Practice, National Off-Campus Practice base have been put into the undergraduate education.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Guizhou Normal University that are published in OMICS International journals.