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South China Normal University

South China Normal University
Motto in English Foster the spirit of working hard;
Pursue studies with utmost rigour;
Seek truth from facts to blaze new trails;
And be a model of virtue for others.
Established 1933
Type Public university
Location Guangzhou, Guangdong,  People's Republic of China

South China Normal University (SCNU; simplified Chinese: 华南师范大学; traditional Chinese: 華南師范大學; pinyin: Huánán shīfàn dàxué) is a comprehensive university in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, in the People's Republic of China.[1][2] The university is featured distinctively by both teaching and research, consisting of diverse branches of learning such as philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, technology, and management. There is also an elementary school in this university.[3]


University Timeline[4]
Date Name
(1933.8) Teacher's College of Xiangqin University
(1935.3) Education College of Xiangqin University
(1938.9) Guangdong Provincial College of Education
(1939.9) Guangdong Provincial College of Arts & Science
(1950.10) Guangdong College of Arts & Science
(1951.6) Teachers' College of Sun Yet-sen University
(1951.10) South China Teacher's College
(1970.10) Guangdong Teacher's College
(1977.11) South China Teacher's College
(1982.10) South China Normal University


  1. ^ "Map of South China Normal University". Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "South China Normal University". Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  3. ^ South China Normal University
  4. ^ History of SCNU

External links

  • South China Normal University Official webpage (English)
  • 3D map

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