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HANGZHOU NORMAL UNIVERSITY (HNU), the enhanced part of Hangzhou Normal College (HNC) established in 1978 and is approved by the State Council. It is full fledged normal institution with a history of almost a century which can be calculated by the 2 level Normal school which was founded in 1908.

The University is located in Hangzhou, a city which is famous for their historical culture and is also the Capital City of Zhejiang Province. The University has three campuses including Xiasha, Yuhangshan and Gudangwen . They cover an area of 900 hectares approximately out of which the building area is about 640,000 sq. m. There are around 1.90.75 million books available in the library of the university.

Campus Life

HZNU has over 14,000 full-time students and over 20,000 part-time students as well as over 900 full-time academic teachers, among which, over 400 are professors, associate professors and senior research staff. HZNU has 20 research institutes (centers), such as the Research Institute of Master Hongyi and Feng Zikai, the Research Institute of Demographic Theory, the Research Institute of Territorial Culture, the Research Institute of Local History of Zhejiang, the Research Institute of New Chemical Materials, the Research Institute of Mathematics and its Application, etc.. In recent years, HZNU has made outstanding achievements in academic research. More than 160 projects have been undertaken, ranging from city-level, province-level to nation-level, and over 130 of which have been awarded the academic research prizes at different levels. Over 2330 academic papers and 209 monographs and translated works have been published.

Outside Surroundings

There are some convenient living facilities such as large-scale public hospital, bank, post office, supermarket, cinema, gymnasium, Parks and so on around the campus.

Admission information

Recruits short-term students (1-3 months), general advanced students (1-3 years), senior advanced students, students for senior programs and graduate students. Students for senior programs and graduate students will receive graduation diplomas and be awarded Bachelor or Master's Degrees.

Research Centers

Research Centers and Laboratories

  • Department of Basic Medical Experimental Center.
  • Clinical Experiment Center.
  • Clinical skills training center.
  • Hangzhou radioimmunoassay.
  • Hangzhou Hospital Infection Quality Control Center.


Overseas students can choose to live in the overseas student dormitories in the students living area. The university provides accommodation to the international students. Single room or Two persons share a room with air conditioner, heater, attached bathroom, color TV, telephone, bed with required amenities and furniture, free hot drinking water heater, refrigerate, internet access, public laundry and kitchen. Students are required to pay the electricity and water they used. The hostels are given good protection by security agencies and police booths in the University. There are 2 cafeterias on the campus, with many different styles of food.


The University has a standard 400M synthetic-track sports field and also has various kinds of sports venues and facilities, including stadiums, venues for track and field events, swimming pools, etc.

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