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Yunnan Minzu University is a comprehensive institution of higher education for all Chinese ethnic groups. YMU was founded on August 1, 1951, in Kunming, YMU was founded on August 1, 1951, in Kunming,
Yunnan Minzu University has grown into a multi-disciplinary university with multi-leveled and distinctive academic programs, covering 10 disciplines: philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, natural science, engineering, management and art, and having formed a pattern of discipline and program development by laying stress on both liberal arts and natural sciences, promoting the development of all disciplines and programs while focusing on the development of some prestigious and distinctive programs concerning ethnology, sociology, ethnic languages and literatures, languages and cultures of Southeast Asia and South Asia.
Yunnan Minzu University pays close attention to international cooperation and exchanges. The university has received more than 20,000 visitors from over 80 countries or regions,. YMU clings to her vision of “Unity and Progress”, and motto of “ Pursuit of Truth and Cultivation of Morals”, with serving border areas and empowering ethnic groups as her responsibility.
The university will pay more attention to improving its quality and working system, explore and set up modern university system, and strive to establish bases for Minority Talents Cultivation, Ethnic Culture Inheritance and Research on Ethnic Theory and Policy. YMU will march forward to a high-level university for all ethnic groups with distinctive features and international fame.