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YCTU is situated in Yancheng, the only Chinese city named after salt, well-known as the “Oriental Capital of Wetland” and for 2 national nature reserves for the red-crowned cranes and the Milu Deer.
Founded in 1958, Yancheng Teachers University (YCTU) is a public university with a history of nearly 60 years. The present YCTU is a merger of Yancheng Teachers College, Yancheng Institute of Education and Yancheng Business School. With 2 campuses of Tongyu and Xinchang, YCTU covers an area of 247 acres.
YCTU has 17 schools, offering 70 majors in 9 disciplines, and enrolling 21,000 fulltime undergraduate students.
YCTU is proud of its qualified and devoted teaching and administration staff. Among its 1500 staff members, over 500 are professors or associate professors, over 400 have doctoral degrees, and about 100 are PhD or postgraduate supervisors in universities like Nanjing University and Wuhan University.
Currently YCTU owns 3 national characteristic majors, 5 provincial characteristic majors, 4 provincial brand majors, 7 provincial key majors and 3 provincial key laboratories. In the past 5 years, YCTU has undertaken 109 national research projects and 126 provincial research projects. YCTU is also the training base of service outsourcing enterprises and national teacher training programs.
As an active participant in educational globalization, YCTU enjoys good partnerships with 61 universities from UK, France, Russia, Australia, Korea and China Taiwan. The university has invited professional teachers from Russian cooperative institutions with which YCTU has a joint program to give guidance for music, dancing, piano and violin majors.
The School of International Education of YCTU has received foreign students for years. The school has run its foreign student education project since 2000, with a complete teaching system and standardized teaching processes. The teachers have rich experience in the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language, many of whom have overseas teaching experiences. Foreign students enter appropriate classes after placement tests. Meanwhile, the school has made long-term cooperation agreements with international partners to set up Chinese short courses. Presently, the school has developed language and culture courses such as Chinese, T’ai Chi, Chinese calligraphy, English, etc. These courses have been well received by our partner institutions and students.
In addition to Chinese studies in the classroom, the School of International Education also arranges various regular activities: every week, students from School of Liberal Arts and School of Foreign Languages are invited to communicate and interact with foreign students and to help them in studying Chinese one on one.
Our foreign students are encouraged to participate in various campus activities with Chinese students to show the style of foreign students and enhance the friendships between Chinese and foreign students. Also, off-campus linguistic and cultural practices are arranged every semester to improve international students' understanding of and experience with Chinese culture.
In recent years, the foreign students have been representing YCTU and taking part in the “Shared Joy in Jiangsu”–Chinese Speech Contest, and they have achieved outstanding results, including First Prize and Group First Prize.
Over the years, YCTU has been forging its core competences by orienting itself to Teacher Education, Coastland Area and Old Revolutionary Area, and strengthening the university’s administration and management to promote the academic, economic and social development.
Welcome to Yancheng Teachers University!