Northeast Normal University is an institution of higher learning under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education, being selected as one of the universities given priority in construction in the "211 Project". The NENU's predecessor is the Northeast University. It was the first comprehensive university founded by the Communist Party in Northeast China in 1946. The school was renamed Northeast Normal University according to the development needs of national education in 1950.
The university is located in Changchun city and occupies a total area of 1,670,000 square meters. The main campus is located in the middle of Renmin Street. In addition, Jingyue campus lies in the picturesque Jingyuetan Tourism Development Zone.
Entering into the new century, according to the development ideas “make the school more strong, more open, more harmonious to fully demonstrate the characteristics of school”, NENU is working hard to follow through with the Concept of Respect-based Education, pursuing educational innovation, stressing the distinctive characteristics of management, enhancing qualities of education, making great efforts together to build NENU into a first-rate normal university in the worldwide.