Host Institution

East China Normal University (ECNU) was established in October 1951 on the base of the Great China University and Kwang Hua University’s arts and science faculties, while incorporating some other departments from Fudan University and Tongji University. 
Being a university with international perspective, ECNU attaches great importance to the internationalization in its development and has established strategic cooperative partnership with many world-renowned universities from all over the world. In 2008, it set up the Study and Training Base for International Chinese Teacher under Hanban, the National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. 
ECNU is comprised of 21 schools, 58 departments, over 4,100 faculty and staff, over 15,700 undergraduates and over 8,100 graduates and professional students.  ECNU hosts approximately 3,000 international students and is affiliated with 19 primary and secondary schools. ECNU’s library holds over 4 million volumes.  
ECNU boasts 2 State Key Labs, 1 National Field Observation and Research Station, 7 Key Labs or Engineering Centers, 7 Key Research Bases for Humanities and Social Sciences and one Base for Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Education. And it also has 7 Key Labs or Engineering Centers and 3 Social Sciences Innovation Bases and Studios of Shanghai Municipality. The University sponsors or supervises publication of more than 20 academic journals and periodicals. 
East China Normal University is accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education.  In most academic rankings of Chinese universities, ECNU is generally considered one of the top twenty universities in China.