On October 16, 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) was established out of the Great China University and Kwang Hua University’s arts and science faculties, while incorporating some other departments from Fudan University and Tongji University, etc.
As one of the most prestigious key universities in China, East China Normal University (ECNU) has attached great importance to research in both basic and applied sciences since its early stages. With a view to becoming a world renowned high-level research university by the 21st century, ECNU has made more efforts in this field and made great progress in disciplinary programming, talent nurturing and scientific research in recent years.
There are four international student dorms on Zhongshan Rd. Campus: International Exchange Service Center, No.1 International Student Residence Hall, No.2 International Student Residence Hall, and No.12 Student Residence Hall.
With over 110 official student associations integrating the academic, extracurricular, and curricular spheres of students' life, ECNU students are active on and outside of campus. Having the ability to engage in a wide variety of interests and to enrich the social, cultural and educational experience is highly valued at ECNU. The student associations in the University mainly cover six domains: academic, career training, public welfare, sports, recreation and arts.