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Central China Normal University

Located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and a major hub of transportation in China, Central China Normal University is a key comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Chinese Ministry of Education.


The predecessor of CCNU is the combination of Huazhong University, Zhonghua University and the Pedagogical College of Zhongyuan University, with Huazhong University as the main part. Huazhong University was the largest and most influential mission university in south central China, and it developed from Wenhua Academy (the college of mission school) which was founded in 1903.


Our university is among the first higher institutions in China entitled to offer doctoral and postgraduate degrees, to assess and confer the titles of professor, associate professor and also doctoral supervisor, and has already established a complete and optimized advanced education system from undergraduate to graduate programs, from doctoral to post-doctoral programs, and from full-time to adult-education programs.


Our research strength is witnessing a constant increase year by year. The national social science research work of CCNU ranks top 10 for three consecutive years, and its social science research work by the Ministry of Education ranks top 6 for four consecutive years. Ranking No.8 in the Fourth Social Science Prominent Scientific Result Award, a series of our research results have won prizes including two fist prizes of the Natural Science Award by Chinese Ministry of Education and six first prizes of Hubei provincial Natural Science Award.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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601 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
512 -28
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

College of International Cultural Exchange (CICE) is responsible for international students inquirries, admission, management and partial service. 
Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions. 

Housing services

Hotels on Campus

The Guiyuan Hotel (The Academic Activity Center of CCNU) is located at CCNU main campus, close to the Jiedaokou shopping center. With its convenient location, it can be easily accessed by Metro Line 2 and other public transportation. It’s only 10 minutes’ drive to Wuchang Railway Station.

The Center comprises 193 standard rooms and business suites as well as more than 20 deluxe garden suites. It is also an ideal place to accommodate conferences, business activities and academic events with six small-, medium- and large-sized conference halls. Delicious cuisines are offered in its spacious Chinese restaurants and fashionable cafeterias. 

Library services

In 1951, libraries of Huazhong University, Zhonghua University and the Education College of Zhongyuan University were merged into the unified Huazhong Normal Academy Library, which was renamed Huazhong Normal College Library in 1953, and eventually Central China Normal University Library in 1985. 

Medical services

We have hospitals both on the main campus and the South Lake Campus, which can treat all the common diseases. You can also go to General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command of PLA not far form our university or Tongji Hospital and Union Hospital, the best ones in the south central China for more serious illness.

Campus life

The picturesque campus of over 2,000 Mu (330 acres) is nestled on Guizi Hill, bordering South Lake.

International Student Apartments

CCNU’s international student apartments locate in the west part of the campus.

Other student apartments in CCNU

CCNU’s student apartments are gathered in four main districts: the Yuanbaoshan student apartments, the Chansu student apartments, the Eastern and the Western District.

Campus Canteens

Students are able to have meals in any of the seven canteens with a campus ID card. If money deposit is needed, the service desks and ID card machines in every canteen are available within opening hours.

Sports facilities

The Graduate Student Council has held many colorful cultural and sports activities, such as "Stars of CCNU Graduates Competition", "Boya Beautiful Life Show", volleyball and basketball games of "Hua Yan Cup" etc. 

Student clubs

Student Union, Postgraduate Student Union and Students’ Association Union are the three main student organizations of Central China Normal University (CCNU), all of which are characterized with self-education, self-management and self-service.

 As one of the universities on the list of 211 National Education Priority Project, Central China Normal University is highly recognized as an important base for cultivating brilliant talents for the country, as well as a superior training center for excellent teachers in higher learning institutions and high schools.

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