JSNU at a Glance

Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), a regional high-level university in Jiangsu province, is supervised by the Ministry of Education and the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government. Its origin could be dated back to 1952 and its name was changed into JSNU in 2011.

Located in Xuzhou, a city that has been officially founded since 2,600 years ago and one of the most ancient ones in China with a history of over 5,000 years, JSNU has four campuses encompassing 163.8 hectares. With 22 specialty schools, it has successfully developed a diverse mix of disciplines in the fields of Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Public Administration and Fine Arts.

Currently, the university has over 20,000 full-time undergraduate students (dependent college Kewen College not included), more than 6,000 postgraduate students and more than 300 registered international students.

With over 70-year of development, the number of its alumni has reached nearly 300,000. Many of them are playing important roles in the fields of politics, economics, culture, science and technology and education and achieved great accomplishments.

Immersed in a distinctive environment of humanity and culture, JSNU is now holding a leading position in teachers’ education with brilliant basic research, an integrated combination of literature, science and engineering and harmonious development of multi-disciplines.

Currently, 2 disciplines have been included in the 2023 “Global Ranking of Academic Subjects”, and 10 disciplines have been included in the 2023 “Best Chinese Subjects Ranking”. Especially, Chinese Language and Literature is in the top 12% of the 2023 Best Chinese Subjects Ranking. Eight disciplines, including Chemistry, Engineering, Materials science, Mathematics, Social Sciences, general, Computer Science, Plant&Animal Science, and Agricultural Science, are in the top 1% of the ESI List; JSNU’s comprehensive strength has been close to the top 100 universities among China.

Among the first universities approved by the Ministry of Education of China to receive international students, JSNU has established friendly relationships with over 137 universities in the UK, the USA, Australia, Russia and other countries. Students from over 76 countries and regions come to study at JSNU. JSNU has entered the list of “Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students Under Chinese Government Scholarship Programs” and the Target Universities of “Study in Jiangsu”. In addition, it has been selected into the Ministry of Education’s exchange programs for teachers and students between higher education institutions on the mainland and those in Hong Kong and Macao. JSNU took the lead in establishing the National Alliance of Sino-Russian Cooperation Universities and became the first director unit. It also took the lead in establishing the Alliance of Jiangsu-Russian Cooperation Universities, and joined the Jiangsu-UK World-class University Consortium, the BRICS Universities League, the China-Central Eastern European Countries Higher Education Institutions Consortium, etc. JSNU co-established the Miami Business Confucius Institute with the GMABC and it was rated as an advanced Chinese cooperative institution of the Confucius Institute. In Malaysia, JSNU established the world’s first overseas Mencius Institute. Until now, it has founded the “Belt and Road” Research Institute (CIS Studies Center), Pakistan Research Center, Australian Research Center, and Ibero-American Research Center, of which three were selected into the list of the Center for Regional and International Studies of the Ministry of Education. And 6 overseas branches of the “Belt and Road” Research Institute have been built. JSNU has jointly established scientific research platforms with well-known universities such as Harvard University, University of Edinburgh, and University College London. Also, JSNU has built the “China-Latin America Cultural Exchange Research Base” with the China Center for International People-to-people Exchange, the Institute of Latin American Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Foreign Affairs Office of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government. JSNU has carried out cooperative education and credit recognition projects with colleges and universities in the USA, Australia, Japan, Russia, Belarus and other countries. Additionally, JSNU has cooperated with Harvard University, the University of Hong Kong and other world-renowned universities to conduct teacher and management training projects.

The motto of JSNU is “崇德厚学,励志敏行” (chongde hou xue, li zhi min xing), which English version is “Virtue, Knowledge,Ambition and Action”.

The spirit in new era is “守正出新,坚志勇为” (shouzheng chu xin, jian zhi yong wei), which English version is “Integrity,Innovation, Principle and Practice”.

Therefore, in the future, JSNU will adhere to its motto and spirit and devote itself to cultivating talents, spreading knowledge, advocating culture and serving society.

Jiangsu Normal University

Jingyuan Building

Yunlong Campus

Shiyuan Building

The Famous Linguist Prof. Liao Xudong

JSNU Won the Gold Award in the Fourth College Student "Internet Plus" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

National Civilized Campus