The predecessor of Guizhou Education University is Guizhou Education College established in 1978. In 2001, it incorporated Guiyang Staff College. In 2005, with the approval of Guizhou Provincial Education Department, it began to enroll full-time junior college students. It gained approval from the Ministry of Education in 2009 to be transformed into a full-time undergraduate university through restructuring and was renamed as it is now. In 2013, it was awarded the qualification to grant bachelor’s degree. At present, our university is gradually improving its educational policies while keeping ahead of the standard: focusing on teaching, research, professional development, management, and diversification of programs, while still pushing forward in such areas as training tailored to student talents, scientific research, cross-cultural communication, and serving the society.
Located in the beautiful summer resort-——Wudang, Guiyang, the university covers an area of 77.9 hectares. It is adjacent to the green belt and surrounded by wood. With a green area accounting for 64.9%, it was awarded as the first “Green University”.
University Badge——With “blue” as the dominant hue, our university badge integrates such creative elements as the letter E, a bronze bell, a scroll, a raised thumb and a clenched fist, which symbolize a wide range of knowledge, a broad mind, steadfastness and confidence, the spirit of forging ahead in unity, the courage to be a model, and hope, thus reflecting the nature and objective of education of our university.
University Anthem——It was created after the successful restructuring of Guizhou Education University. Its concise lyrics, and the rhythm characterized with ethnic style, modern times, and the university atmosphere manifest confidence, dedication, and display the achievements in the past 30 years, conveying the university’s courage and determination to compete and create a more brilliant future.
University motto——Being a model of virtue and learning
University spirit ——Seeking truth, self-development
Teaching style——Being virtuous, and teaching by examples and instruction
Study style——Working hard; knowing and doing
The population of students and teaching staff
The population of the full-time students in the university is 12693, including 11832 full-time undergraduate students, 744 junior college students, and 117 preparatory course students. There are 1133 teaching staff.
Nine experts enjoy the special allowance of the State Council and Guizhou Provincial Government; five experts were recruited in Thousand Talents program, Cheung Kong Scholars Program and Thousand Youth Talents Program; the university has three provincial management experts, 7 provincial distinguished teachers; two teachers are the candidates for the outstanding young scientific and technological talents training program and one teacher is the Jiaxiu Cultural Talent of Guizhou Province. One teacher is the provincial academic leader and there are two provincial teaching teams.
The university has 13 teaching institutions, including School of Liberal Arts, School of Foreign Languages, School of Educational Sciences, School of History and Sociology, School of Politics and Economics, School of Mathematics and Computer Science, School of Physics and Electronics, School of Chemistry and Life Sciences, School of Geography and Tourism, School of Physical Education, School of Arts, Department of Marxism and Leninism Instruction, and School of Vocational Technical Education.
The university has established 32 majors for undergraduate students and 9 for junior college students, covering 10 subjects such as economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, management and art. It has trained over 10, 000 qualified graduates.
The university has 2 national professional comprehensive reform pilot projects, 4 provincial comprehensive reform pilot majors, 4 provincial advanced talents training programs, 4 special keys majors, 1 provincial key subjects, 5 key provincial specially-supported majors. Besides, there are also 1 provincial “2011 Collaborative Innovation Center” , 2 Scientific and Technological Innovation Talent Teams, 1 University Science and Technology Park, 2 provincial university humanities and social science research centers, 1 Experimental teaching demonstration center and 1 key provincial lab.
We have initially established a campus characterized by “ecology, humanity, energy-saving and digitization ”. Administration and teaching buildings cover an area of 210, 241 square meters, dormitory 105,877.04 square meters, cafeteria 23,025.18 square meters, sports ground 41,684 square meters, student activity center 5,859.13 square meters. The library comprises a volume of more than 923,900 hard-copy books, more than 1,385,800 e-books, 16 Chinese foreign language databases. The university has the teaching scientific research instruments and equipment totaling 83,626,900 yuan. It has established a campus network with 10,000 M backbone broadband, 1,594 outlet broadband and 14,011 Information nodes.
Innovation of Scientific Research
In recent three year the teachers in this university have been in charge of 449 scientific research projects, including 57 national scientific research programs, 137 provincial and ministerial scientific research programs. 10 scientific research achievement awards have been awarded by The Department of Science and Technology of Guizhou, Guizhou Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science, and The Department of Education of Guizhou. 11 patented inventions of the university have been authorized by the state government, and 10 software have gained copyrights. We have established “Guizhou Institute for Advanced Study in Anthropology and Ethnology”, the advanced research institution led by Professor Naran Bilik, Cheung Kong Scholar, a provincial humanities and social science center ——“The Research Center of the Mountain People of China”, Innovation and Technology Research Institute led by Professor Luo Yi, who is among the first batch of candidates selected for Thousand Talents Program by the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, the winner of National Outstanding Youth Fund and the chief scientist in major research plan "973", and 5 special research institutions including Provincial Key Laboratory, “Guizhou Key Laboratory of Nano Materials Simulation and Calculation” , and "Guizhou Education Development Research Center"etc.
Adhering to a policy of opening up for university running, we have established friendly cooperation links with 48 universities and institutions in the U.S., Canada, Thailand, Taiwan etc. In addition, the university has joined “International Education Union”, established counterpart aid relationship with Central China Normal University, and reached cooperative agreement for cooperative education with 105 enterprises, educational institutions and local governments, which includes Guiyang Municipal (Prefecture) Educational Bureaus and People’s Government of Wudang, Guiyang etc.