Honors College of Nanjing Normal University
Holding High Aspirations, Striving for Excellence.
Honors College of Nanjing Normal University (NJNU) has developed from the Intensive Training Program (ITP) for excellent students which was first founded in 2000 and was affiliated to the Academic Affairs Office, NJNU. Then it was rebuilt into Honors Department in 2001, and into an independent secondary college as Honors College in 2007. Now there’s an enrollment of 416 students.
Honors College was founded for training talented undergraduates according to the standards of domestic first-class universities in this era of popularization of higher education and under the background that a large number of elite talents were increasingly welcomed by the society. It is the special zone and experimental field in NJNU to cultivate top-notch innovative talents, those of leadership with international horizon. With the motto of “Holding High Aspirations, Striving for Excellence”, based on the priority academic programs, guided by the advanced university-running ideas, and in the mode of “autonomous learning, personalized training, research-based teaching, and international-oriented developing”, we promote a large-category cultivation, strengthen an innovative education and highlight interdisciplinary studies, so as to cultivate talents of leadership in the three major domains: scientific and technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and public service.
Students are encouraged to carry out scientific research actively under the guidance of the mentors, which is one of the important ways of training talents in our college. In the last three years, our students have made great achievements in scientific research.
As the statistics in the latest three years show, some students in our college have won a varity of important prizes in both the international and national competitions. In the competition as follows: “Entrepreneurship Youth: China College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition”; “Challenge Cup: The National University Student Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition”; “International College Mathematical Contest in Modeling”; “China College Physics Contest”; “National English Contest for College Students”; “National Software Application and Map Creativity Contest (Map Group)”, students acquire 54 awards in total.
Fig. awards achieved by students in recent three yearsIn the latest three years, our students have published over 120 papers in various world-wide journals, including the authoritative journals likeInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science(IJGIS)、Electrochimica Acta, etc.
Fig. part of papers published on the world-wild journals
One important characteristic in the programs of Honors College is increasing international exchanges, so as to help students develop an international horizon and promote an international education. A lot of well-known scholars overseas were invited to give lectures in the College. In the latest three years, for example, we’ve being inviting the experts in the Fulbright Program to give lectures to our students, covering the environmental laws, the history of American art, American literature, politics, journalism, agricultural economics, etc. On the other hand, our students were greatly encouraged and supported to get further education overseas.
Fig. The scholars in the Fulbright Program were invited to give lectures every year.
Our college actively implements a strategic cultivation of top-notch innovative undergraduates to develop their international horizon. Internationally, through the programs as overseas research, internship and exchange, many students were sponsored to study at the well-known universities abroad, such as Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania in the United States, Cambridge University and University of Manchester in Great Britain, Hokkaido University and Meiji University in Japan, Hong Kong Education University, etc.
Fig. Some students in the Prestigious Foreign Universities in the Latest Three Years
After years of efforts, Honors College has become the base and special zone for training top-notch innovative students of arts, science and engineering in Nanjing Normal University. After graduation, most of our graduates got enrolled in world renowned universities, both domestic and abroad, for further study; and there are some other graduates working in enterprises and institutions, or as civil servants in government institutions at various levels.