Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is sponsored by the national programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”.
With two campuses located in Minhang and Putuo District, and with a total area of over 207 hectares, ECNU has long been reputed as a "Garden University" for its beautiful campus scenes.
Among the over 4,000 strong faculty, more than 1,200 are professors and associate professors, including 14 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering. Currently, the number of full-time undergraduate students is about 14,000 while that of graduate students is 12,000. There are also over 3,700 international students studying at ECNU.
Adhering to the university motto of " Seek Truth, Foster Originality, and Live up to the Name of a Teacher", ECNU has made enormous achievements in talent-training, scientific research, community service and international exchanges. In so doing, it has significantly contributed to the development of Chinese basic education and teacher training, and the advancement of economics, sciences and society, both locally and nationally. The development and transformation of the country and the modern international metropolis of Shanghai bring huge opportunities to the university for its progress. ECNU is steadily and enthusiastically working towards its goal of establishing itself as an internationally renowned high-level research university, with a number of first-class disciplines and a well coordinated discipline development, while also taking the lead in the development of China's teacher training.