Yili Normal University is an institution of higher learning in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Its is situated in the northwestern border city — Yining. The university grew out of the secondary normal school set up by the Xinjiang province in 1948. On May 7, 1980 the State Council approved the school to be Yili Normal University. The main campus covers a land of over 0.33km2. 60% campuses are very beautiful with flowers and trees.