Tianshui Normal University was founded in 1959. In 2011, by the Ministry of Education as a master of education masters degree graduate student work unit, in 2013 began enrolment education master. Over the past few decades, the university adhering to the "predicament in order to survive, struggle and seek development" spirit, has trained tens of thousands of basic education teachers to the main high-quality applied talents, has been widely recognized by the community. In recent years, the school based on their own reality, closely follow the trend of higher education structure adjustment, the initial formation of the teacher education, engineering, business management, cultural and artistic categories of four categories of applied professional groups, to determine the construction of regional, University of the school objectives, to serve the regional economic and social development.
University has 17 secondary colleges, 3 teaching and learning units, 64 teaching departments; 26 party and government management organizations and mass organizations. School has 12 genera research institutes, 20 research institutes belong to the hospital; there are 10 provincial and prefectural researches, two provincial experimental teaching demonstration centre. University covers an area of 670 acres, collection of paper books 1.1 million, 1.04 million electronic books, database 32. Built a remote education, comprehensive educational administration and campus computer network, communication network and cable television network as the main modern public education service network system.
In recent years, the school received a total of more than 1300 kinds of scientific research projects, of which 86 state-level projects, provincial (ministerial level) project 197; has more than 470 scientific research awards, which won the provincial (ministry) Level awards 91; published monographs, teaching materials 559; in domestic and foreign academic journals published more than 8,000 papers, of which, in the SCI, EI source publication published more than 400 papers, CSSCI source journals published more than 500 papers. Sponsored by the academic journals "Tianshui Normal University Journal" has won the "National Excellent Social Science Journal" title, "Longyou Cultural Studies" column has won the "National Social Science Journal of excellent columns" title.
University has adhered to the road of international education, and has signed international cooperation agreements with universities in Britain, the United States, France, Australia, Ukraine and other universities in Taiwan. In recent years, has been selected more than 30 outstanding students went to Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Azerbaijan and other Eastern European countries to study abroad. Since 2003, foreign students have been recruited, and more than 40 foreign students from various countries have come to school.