HUNNU 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 it's 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 library of HUNNU has a collection of 3.17 million volumes, including 200,000 volumes of old traditional thread binding books, and subscribes 4,700 kinds of Chinese and foreign periodicals. There are 12 academic periodicals distributed to the public at home and abroad. The university has its own publishing house called Hunan Normal University Press.
HUNNU highly values the academic exchanges with foreign universities and educational institutions abroad. HUNNU has established relations with nearly 100 foreign institutions of higher education for academic exchange.
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 HUNNU.
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.
HUNNU will be one of the best universities in China for the foreign students to enrich their lives and experiences and achieve their career ambitious.