Beijing Normal University
Beijing Normal University was founded in 1902 and is considered one of the best and most prestigious universities in mainland China.
The University consists of 19 Schools and 6 Departments, with 55 B.A. degree programs, 100 Doctoral degree programs, and 162 Masters degree programs. It has 7 Key Research Centers of the Ministry of Education of the P.R.C., 2 National Basic Science Research and Training Institutes, 18 Post-Doctoral research stations and 8 national key disciplines granted by the Ministry of Education P.R.C. Beijing Normal University enrolls over 16,000 full-time students, of which more than 2,000 are international students from 99 countries.
Through the years, Beijing Normal University has worked towards deepening the educational reform and raising the level and quality of education. The school ranks among the top universities in China, and a recent agreement between the Ministry of Education and the Beijing Municipal Government made Beijing Normal University the 10th university to get special support from the Chinese Government in order to become a world class university.
Beijing Normal University is accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education. In most academic rankings of Chinese universities, Beijing Normal University is generally considered in the top 10 universities in China.
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Beijing, sometimes romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The population as of 2013 was 21,150,000. The metropolis, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast
Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation's political, cultural, and educational center.It is home to the headquarters of most of China's largest state-owned companies, and is a major hub for the national highway, expressway, railway, and high-speed rail networks. The Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic.
The city's history dates back three millennia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for much of the past eight centuries. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks and gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a center of culture and art in China.