HNU was founded in 1938, It's locates in Changsha, a famous city with great historical and cultural interests. It has 23 colleges, and offers 71 undergraduate programs, 147 master programs, and 55 Ph.D. programs. Since its founding, the University has educated over 200,000 students, including about 4,000 international students who are from more than 20 countries. Currently, over 35,000 undergraduates, graduates and international students are studying on campus. There are 880 professors and associate professors at the University. The International College of Chinese Language and Culture of this university is specially designed to offer the course of Chinese to the oversea students. Currently more than 130 students who are from over 20 countries are studying here. The university also offers BA, MA, and Ph.D. programs in almost all of subject to the international students. The short-term training programs (from a week to months) for international students or teachers are characteristic and successful, and attract more than 600 students abroad each year. Students from any countries are warmly welcomed to study at HNU. As an academic institution of higher education with a full range of disciplines, the University has become a national "211 Project" university--one of the country's 100 key universities in the 21st century that enjoy priority in obtaining national funds.
The history of the school is based on teacher education is known, has a long history of the famous university, the construction of university is the national "211 Project" key, come out in front in the national normal university. Chinese University without walls Hunan Normal University began in the Anti-Japanese War, was born in 1938 in Hunan Lantian National Normal University, is China's first independent national teachers college.
The summer of 1938, the National Government Ministry of Education decided to create an independent National Teachers College, by Shanghai Guanghua University vice president Liao Shicheng, the Ministry of education of higher education secretary Wu Junsheng, the Central Party committee propaganda department vice-minister Pan Gongzhan, director of Education Department of Hunan province Zhu Jingnong and Guo Lixi North United University professor Wang Deyao formed the National Teachers College Preparatory Committee Director, Liao Shicheng.
In October 27, 1938, the National Government Ministry of education to the approval of the National Teachers College was formally established, known as the "National College", Liao Shicheng Dean, School of Hunan Anhua County town of Lantian. The National Teachers College can be said to be the west, many famous scholars in this pool, wherein the Kibo, rich Qian Zhongshu, skin for Xiancheng, Meng, Chen Chuanzhang, Gao Juefu, storing an equal eminent scholars.
The founding of new China, the National Teachers College into the Hunan University. In 1953 of August national college adjustment, Hunan
The school scenery atlas two (14) of University, established in Hunan Teachers College and the Central South Institute of civil engineering and construction.
In 1953 September, according to the Ministry of education and instruction, Hunan normal college on the basis of the original National Teachers College, Hunan University, Nanchang University, and the plains of Henan Teachers College, part of Tsinghua University, Department, and Hunan University, Nanchang University, Northeast Normal University, Southern China normal college, Henan normal college students plain part, became one of the largest national specialty in normal colleges the.
From 1957 to 1961, Changsha Normal College, Hunan Institute of physical education, Hunan College of art have been incorporated into the. In 1984, officially changed its name to Hunan Normal University.
Hunan Province in 1996 to become the only one provincial universities into the first national "211 Project" key construction of the university. Since 2000, with 3 universities has with the Hunan Institute of education, Hunan Medical College, to form the new Hunan Normal University. In the unremitting efforts of several generations, the school development by a single normal college into normal and non-normal and multidisciplinary coordinated development of the normal university, has now become the vanguard of the largest scale in College of Hunan Province, teachers more abundant, the strongest, into the national advanced ranks of similar colleges.
Hunan Normal University will always adhering to the spirit of "benevolence, love, refinement and diligence", and continue to follow the basic development concept of based on Hunan, serve the whole country, go to the world, pay attention to connotation, strengthen the characteristics and rank first- De tree people, deepen the comprehensive reform, strengthen the innovation drive, and strive to create a distinctive feature of teacher education, domestic first-class, internationally influential comprehensive high-level university construction.