In general, Chuxiong Normal University (CNU) locates in Chuxiong City, Chuxiong Yi People’s Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, who wins the fame of ‘Hometown of Oriental Human’ and ‘The Grand View Garden of Yi People in China’. Since May, 2001, the State Ministry of Education has issued his approval to the establishment of Chuxiong Normal University by joining the former Chuxiong Teachers’ College and Chuxiong Normal School together into one university, and has become a provincial full-time common university for undergraduate education in Yunnan. Since 2014, CNU has been granted and ranked as a national base of Training Program for Excellent Teachers from primary and secondary schools, and then, since 2015, has been approved as a reform piloting university of overall transition to application oriented provincial university under the administration of Yunnan Province.
Far as running school, CNU adheres to application orientation of running schools, and sparing no effort, carries forward the reform of teachers’ education model into integration-continued one, which highlights the characteristics of teachers’ education. At present time, CNU offers 48 majors which cover 8 disciplines, and also establishes a series of training places and centers of national basic education for teachers, sets of qualification training centers for vocational techniques. As a result, CNU has made many applicable achievements based on the research into many fields including the study, protection and inheritance in national traditional culture, biology, environment protection and tourism.
As for research, CNU has won over 100 achievements of scientific research above provincial level. At the same time, sets up provincial research base for philosophy and social science, key laboratories of provincial university. CNU also has a provincial innovation team of philosophy and social science, and a provincial innovation team of science and technology in university. These result in 6 national authorized patents.
In terms of cooperation, CNU successively sets up cooperative relation with over 10 universities from Thailand, Vietnam, US which covers in the fields of co-training, scientific and technological cooperation, cross-border practice, etc.
Finally, CNU successively wins honors of ‘National Civilized Unit’, ‘Advanced Unit of Employment Work of College Graduates in Yunnan Province’, ‘Advanced Collective of Educational Scientific Research in Yunnan Province’, ‘Advanced Libraries in Colleges and Universities in Yunnan Province’.