Tianjin Normal University (TNU), founded in 1958, was originally named Tianjin Teachers College and given the present name in June 1982. In April 1999, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Tianjin Municipal Committee of the CPC and Tianjin Municipal Government decided to found the new Tianjin Normal University by integrating the old Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin Teachers' Training Academy, and Tianjin Educational Institute. Approved by Tianjin Municipal Government in Mar. 2003, the construction project of the new campus of TNU was officially initiated. The new campus covers an area of 608 acres, with an overall planning area of 680,000 square meters.
TNU now has 24 colleges, 1 independent college, 49 research institutes, and 87 specialties with over 40,000 students, including 25,000 undergraduates, over 5,300 PhD. and MA students and 10,000 students in the adult education program. TNU has a centre of Psychology and Behavior Research which is one of the top ten humanities and social sciences research centers under the Ministry of Education. TNU also boasts some key laboratories including Tianjin research lab of modern Pedagogical techniques, a key lab of water environment and water resources and a research center for politics and humanistic social science.
TNU has six first-order discipline doctoral programs, 22 second-order doctoral programs, 11 first-order MA programs and 96 second-order MA programs. Led by the 3 doctoral programs, TNU has excelled in education-related disciplines, basic researches and some applied disciplines which directly serve the social and economic development of Tianjin. A comprehensive teaching- and research-oriented university is taking shape, with teacher education as its main feature.
Adhering to an open-to-the-world policy, TNU has established close relations with over 109 universities and colleges of more than 30 countries and regions. As one of the first 16 universities to set up Confucius Colleges worldwide, TNU launched the first Confucius College in Africa in Sep. 2005.
Relation: Tianjin Normal University is the Chinese Partner University to the Confucius Institute at University of Nairobi.
Contact: Tianjin Normal University
Add： 393 Binshuixidao Street, Xiqing District, Tianjin, China
Website： http:// www.tjnu.edu.cn