About Beijing Normal University:

Beijing Normal University is a public research university located in Beijing, China, with a strong emphasis on basic disciplines of the humanities and sciences. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, and was recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a Class A Double First Class University. The term "normal school" refers to an institution that aimed to train schoolteachers in the early twentieth century. This term reflects BNU's heritage as a former unit of the Imperial University of Peking dedicated to training schoolteachers. The University grew out of the Faculty of Education at the Imperial University of Peking which was established as China's first modern university, on the initiative of the emperor of the Qing Dynasty after the Hundred Days' Reform in 1898. When communist forces established the People's Republic of China in 1949, the capital of Peking was renamed Beijing and the university was consequently renamed Beijing Normal University. During a national initiative of university rearrangement in 1952. In total, the university has 55 undergraduate degree programs, 162 master programs, and 100 doctoral programs. Sixteen of them are honored as "national key disciplines", including 5 general disciplines and 11 specialized disciplines, and are recognized as among the top ranked programs in China.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings - - - - - 477 446 414 357 353 357 327 320 315 286

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - - - - 249 186 145 121 105 103 86 43 41
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - - - 208
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500 -
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences - - - - 258 292 257 218 217 197 193 185 164 158
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 299 219 209

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 142
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - 291 296 282 273 231 229 229 203 221
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - 242 181 167 144 96
Civil Engineering 199 209 173 92 75 72 62 68 70 60 160
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - 289
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - 293
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 156
Environment / Ecology 193 122 119 88 55 50 37 42 32 11 9
Geosciences 258 189 146 95 66 54 42 47 35 17 22
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - 252
Mathematics 71 74 78 52 32 41 48 60 75 68 79
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 164 160 170
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - -
Physics - - - - - - 351-400 301-350 301-350 301-350 301-350
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 279 266 201
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 230 194 189
Space Science - - - - - - - - 218 280 254
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 188
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 9
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -