Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China sponsored by the national top university construction programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”. In 2017, ECNU was chosen as one of the 36 Class A universities on the list of Double First Class University Plan released by the central government of China. With two beautiful campuses located in the Minhang and Putuo districts of Shanghai, and covering a total area of more than 207 hectares, ECNU has long been known as a Garden University.
Adhering to the university motto of “Seek truth, foster originality, and live up to the name of a teacher”, ECNU has made great achievements in talent training, scientific research, community service, and international exchanges. It has contributed significantly to the development of Chinese basic education and teacher training, accelerated local, as well as national, economic development, and promoted scientific and social growth. The development and transformation of the country and the city have offered huge opportunities to the university. ECNU is working steadily towards its goal of transforming itself into a world-class university, with a number of first-class disciplines and well-coordinated discipline development, while also leading the development of China's teacher education.