Xingyi Normal University for Nationalities is located at Xingyi city, the capital of Qianxinan Miao and Puyi Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou Province. Since its founding in the year of 1813 in the name of “Bishan Academy”, the university has witnessed nearly 200 years.
With a complete discipline and program system, the university consists of 12 colleges: Literature and Media, Foreign Languages, Arts, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Computer Science, Physical Education, Politics and History, Economics and Trade, Public Administration, and Education Science and so on and 2 public teaching sections. At present, the university offers 15 four-year programs and 36 three-year programs, and it has over 8000 full-time students. In recent years, it began to accept international students.
There is a teaching staff of 566, of which over 157 have doctor and master’s educational background, and over 156 are professors or associate professors. The university occupies an area of 894 Mu with a floor space of 286,100 square meters.
The teaching instruments and apparatus of the university have a total value of ￥25,528,300. The library houses over 620,000 books, 451 kind of periodicals both in Chinese and foreign languages, and 440,000 kind of electronic books as well. Besides, it has some modern teaching and scientific research institutes. It has a first-class library, some modern classroom buildings, lab buildings, art building, multi-media buildings.
The university pays special attention to science and technology research. In recent years, 11 textbooks and academic works as well as over 1714 academic papers have been published, of which over 100 academic papers have been published in the core periodicals. Over the past five years, the university has undertaken over 47 scientific research projects in succession at or above the provincial level. The journal of Xingyi Normal University for Nationalities has been chosen as one of the national academic publications in China. Since its foundation, the journal has become an arena for teachers to conduct academic exchange.
The Mission State of the University is to adhere to the principle of harmonious development of the scale, structure, quality and benefit.
Oriented to establishing a normal, academic, comprehensive, regional and ethnic school and centered upon the talents demand for the local economic development, the university forms its own talent education modes on the basis of the discipline groups. With teachers’ education of the undergraduate students as the main body and non-teachers’ education and adults’ education as the two wings, the university has formed a multi-pattern school-running of “one body, two wings”, and will firmly carry out the strategies of strengthening school by talents, of developing school by quality, of thriving school by features, and of building school by harmony. The university is pursuing a coordinated development with suitable size, rational structure, good quality and remarkable achievements.