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As the President of Henan University, I am very pleased to introduce our university to you. I do hope you will be our friend after reading this album describing Henan University.

Henan University is located in Kaifeng, in the Henan Province of central China. With the Yellow River, the mother river of the Chinese people flowing through it, Henan Province is the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization. As a famous historic and cultural city, Kaifeng was the capital of seven dynasties in feudal China. It is believed that the most magical place in China is Henan province. If you do not visit Henan and Kaifeng, then your travels to China will be incomplete. Kaifeng is a centuries-old culturally historical as well as a simple and unsophisticated city that constitutes the favorable learning environment for the students of Henan University.

Founded in 1912, Henan University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in China. During the past 90-odd years, the university has graduated over 300,000 students. The university consists of 26 schools presently and is entitled to confer the Master’s degree in nearly 200 specialties including literature, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, science, technology, medicine, agriculture, and education. Additionally the university is also authorized to grant PhDs in Public Economics, Regional Economics, Political Economics, Foundations of Education, Chinese Classical Documents, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, History of Ancient China, Condensed State Physics, High Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Anthropogeography, Botany, Natural Geography, Cartography, Geographical Information Systems, and Elementary Principles of Marxism.

Today, 3,600 faculty members serve about 35,000 full-time students including 3,500 graduates. The university library houses a collection of over 3 million volumes. The total area of the campus is over 3,600 mus and the floor area of the buildings is over one million square meters. In comparative university rankings in China, Henan University is consistently among the top 100 universities. With her splendid history, rich content, strong teaching staff, extensive disciplines, harmonious academic atmosphere and beautiful campus, Henan University has always been an ideal center of learning for the ambitious.

Henan University, as an international and open-minded university, has been cooperating and communicating with foreign universities and research institutes since it was founded. The university is a member of the IAU (International Association of Universities), the AUAP (Association of Universities in Asia and the Pacific) and also a board member of the AUAP. The university has established relations of friendship and cooperation with more than 70 universities from over 40 countries and regions. At present, the university also enrolls overseas students from more than 10 countries and regions of Asia, America and Europe.

We are sincerely looking forward to the opportunity for you to come to Henan University for a visit, lecture or other exchange.

Henan University is located in Kaifeng, a famous historic city and the capital of 7 dynasties in Chinese history. It was founded in 1912 and was originally named The Preparatory School for Further Study in Europe and America. Afterwards it was renamed Zhongzhou University (1923), Henan Zhongshan University (1927), Henan Provincial University (1930), and Henan National University (1942). By the end of the 1940s, it had developed into an influential comprehensive university with 6 schools, namely, School of Art, School of Science, School of Law, School of Agriculture, School of Engineering and School of Medicine. With the nationwide reorganization of universities and departments in 1953, the university was renamed Henan Teachers College (1953),Kaifeng Teachers College (1956) and Henan Teachers University (1979). The name - Henan University was restored in May, 1984.

Since its founding in 1912, Henan University has trained nearly 400,000 graduates for the country. Many famous scholars, such as Fan Wenlan, Feng Youlan, Luo Zhanglong, Mao Lirui, Jiang Liangfu, Ji Wenfu, have taught here. Its graduates Yin Da, Deng Tuo, Hou Jingru, Yuan Baohua, Wang Guoquan, Bai Shouyi, Yang Tingbao, Gao Jiyu, Wang Mingqi, Yao Xueyin, Zhou Erfu, Ma Ke, etc., are well-known experts, scholars or social activists. Its alumni have made and are making great contributions to the development of China and the progress of mankind, constructed under the co-supervision of the province and the ministry, one humanity social science base under the supervision of the ministry of Education. Now there are more than 30,000 students who receive full-time education here. Among the 3,547 staff members, 10 are academicians, 300 have doctor's degrees, and over 800 are full or associate professors. The university library houses 3 million books, 170 thousand of which are thread-bound ancient writings and 200 thousand books and magazines in foreign languages. The museum houses a collection of valuable cultural relics. With its first-class equipment the key labs are available for various scientific experiments. In addition, the university has its teaching & research institutions such as the Computing Center, the Network Center, the Survey and Experiment Center, and the Audio-Visual Education Center. Located in the northeast corner of Kaifeng, the old campus is fragrant with flowers and green with grass and trees. With carved beams and painted rafters, the buildings in traditional architecture such as the Auditorium and Building No. 7 are elegant with rich Chinese Culture. The modern buildings such as the Science Building, the University Library and the Gymnasium are grand, magnificent and spectacular. They match each other well in radiance and beauty giving a unique style and an elegant taste to the university.

At present Henan University is a comprehensive university with 11 branches of learning: liberal arts, science, engineering, economics, management, law, philosophy, education, history, agriculture and medicine. It consists of 26 schools and teaching departments. There are 72 specialties for undergraduates, of which 20 are the subjects in Henan province. 171 specialties offer master’s degrees and 16 offer PhD degrees. We also have 3 post-doctoral Posts. There are two key labs with the deepening of reform in universities; Henan University has entered a new era. It has purchased 122.7 hectares of land for a new campus. 600 million Yuan will be invested in the near future to speed up the all-round construction. The university will take measures to guarantee the guiding principle of “Aim high, develop wide and breakthrough any barriers for a long and successful future”. Accordingly, the university aims to lay emphasis on the development of liberal arts and sciences. The development of applied disciplines such as economics, trade, and law will be speeded up. The special branches of learning, such as art and physical culture, will come to a higher standard. Engineering will have a moderate development. The university is to be built into a comprehensive and creative university with its unique characteristics and will serve local economy and social progress. The past, the present and the future of Henan University convinces us that her future will be brighter than ever.