Founded in 1944, Shaanxi Normal University is a top-tier comprehensive teachers’ university directly administered by the Ministry of Education and under the key construction of the state’s “211” Project. Presently, it has 23 schools and departments, 64 undergraduate majors, 185 master’s degree majors, 104 doctoral majors and 12 post-doctoral mobile research stations. The university has competitive advantages in areas of Chinese Language and Literature, History and Cultural Studies, Business Administration, Education, Psychology and Bio-engineering. The university has over 2,800 faculties, of whom more than 800 are professors and associate professors. There are more than 60,000 students of different types enrolled in the university, of which more than 25,000 are full-time students. There are nearly 1,000 international students at the university. The university’s two campuses, the Chang’an and Yanta campus, occupy an area of about 2700 mu （approx. 180 hectares）. During its 60 year history, the university has constantly adhered to the principle of “Educating People”, and advocates the motto “Virtuousness, Learning, Aspiration and Action”. For the future, the university targets developing itself into a comprehensive research type university featuring teacher education.