Minnan Normal University, previously known as Zhangzhou Normal University is a public university located in Zhangzhou, Fujian, China.
Minnan Normal University is one of the key universities in Fujian Province. It is situated in Zhangzhou, a well-known historical and cultural city on the west coast of Taiwan Straits, and an open-up city in southern Fujian Province known as a land of foods and flowers.
Minnan Normal University is formerly known as the Zhangzhou Normal University, which evolved from the College Teacher-training Course held by Longxi Teacher School in spring, 1958. In September 1958, the local Longxi Party Committee decided to found Zhangzhou University Teachers College on the basis of College Teacher-training course. In the spring of 1959, with the approval of Provincial Education Department to the application of local Longxi Party Committee, Zhangzhou Teachers College was founded based upon Zhangzhou University Teachers College. In July, 1963, with the permission of State Council, Zhangzhou Teachers College was merged with Xiamen Normal College, Quanzhou Normal College and Nanping Normal College to be named Fujian No.2 Normal College, which by that time formed a south to north situation with Fujian Normal College (which is Fujian Normal University now). The school stopped enrollment caused by the Cultural Revolution in 1966, and suspended in 1970. Since 1977, with the high attention of Fujian Party Committee, Provincial Government, Zhangzhou Party Committee and Municipal Government, the school site was reselected and campus was rebuilt, and after that the school had successively experienced a time of schooling as middle school teachers’ training class of Longxi College, Zhangzhou Normal College. In 1986, the State Education Committee permitted the Fujian No.2 Normal College to rerun and then it was named as Zhangzhou Normal University. In April, 2013, the Ministry of Education replied to the People's Government of Fujian Province by a letter with the agreement for Zhangzhou Normal University to change its name to Minnan Normal University.
Since the restart, this university has overcome all the difficulties and determined to develop into a comprehensive and outstanding university. Seizing those chances brought by our national higher education’s development, our university is accelerating the renovating and creating steps. Indeed, this university has achieved a marked effect on teaching and shaped a distinctive figure on schooling due to a positive exploration on talents’ cultivation, science study, social service, culture inheritance and renovation, etc. This university was authorized to confer the bachelor degree diploma in 1992. In 2000 it was among the first batch of normal colleges and universities in passing the qualification evaluation by the Ministry of Education in the teaching of undergraduates. In 2003, it was authorized to confer master’s degrees. In 2007, it became one of the key universities in Fujian Province.
In 2008, Minnan Normal University received a straight-A score in the undergraduate level Teaching Appraisal organized by the Ministry of Education, and in 2009 it was granted the permission to enroll students in the professional degree of Master of Education. In 2012, it was authorized to confer doctoral degrees as one of the institutes for training doctoral persons with ability to serve our country’s special needs.
Minnan Normal University covers a total area of 154.612 hectares including Petrochemical College of Minnan Normal University and a total floor space of 600,900 square meters including buildings under construction. Teaching and research equipments are worth RMB 145.1 million. It has a collection of 2.0166 million paper books and 39239GB e-books. The campus network equipments are complete and advanced, covering the whole university.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Minnan Normal University that are published in OMICS International journals.