Hunan Normal University: Statistics



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#923 of 14,131 In the World
#203 of 5,830 In Asia
#87 of 960 In China
#4 of 16 In Changsha
#362 of 2,119 For Theoretical Physics
Top50% For 123 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Hunan Normal University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsForeign students: for further information see CUCAS
Full time employee1,850

Research profile

Hunan Normal University is a world-class research university with 26,532 scientific papers published and 267,675 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Medicine, and Biochemistry.


Hunan Normal University majors

by publication & citation count

14,321 / 190,661
13,489 / 172,571
12,942 / 198,883
12,642 / 158,958
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11,416 / 54,438
Environmental Science
10,349 / 90,368
Computer Science
10,264 / 80,965
Quantum and Particle physics
10,127 / 142,674
8,847 / 96,042
8,493 / 141,017
7,491 / 97,245
7,057 / 25,338
Political Science
6,916 / 20,007
6,776 / 19,951
6,716 / 59,082
Organic Chemistry
6,472 / 122,531
Geography and Cartography
5,848 / 30,113
Materials Science
5,742 / 106,029
5,605 / 29,411
5,034 / 16,811
4,688 / 17,534
4,675 / 26,036
4,607 / 47,272
4,279 / 17,279
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4,257 / 29,734
4,072 / 37,200
4,057 / 21,035
3,879 / 38,245
Optical Engineering
3,702 / 56,028
3,633 / 12,534
3,248 / 37,941
Art & Design
3,034 / 7,330
Machine Learning
2,983 / 23,394
2,534 / 24,018
Electrical Engineering
2,483 / 38,203
Metallurgical Engineering
2,336 / 46,032
Chemical Engineering
2,329 / 58,116
2,007 / 52,454
Physical chemistry
2,001 / 50,339
1,928 / 13,437

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 0
1992 8 7
1993 25 8
1994 30 20
1995 25 43
1996 31 38
1997 39 74
1998 51 67
1999 82 148
2000 140 190
2001 255 273
2002 222 427
2003 361 619
2004 702 901
2005 851 1364
2006 1144 1836
2007 1360 2446
2008 1356 3069
2009 1259 3541
2010 1246 4476
2011 1083 4776
2012 831 5513
2013 842 6410
2014 764 7506
2015 735 8438
2016 681 9431
2017 778 11014
2018 1105 14444
2019 1457 19442
2020 1785 26258
2021 2029 35017
2022 2478 44827
2023 2527 49607
Academic rankings


International studetns 17,000-33,000 per annum (CNY)

Hunan Normal University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Hunan Normal University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor - Xueshi Xuewei Arts and Humanities, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Mathematics, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Tourism
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Accountancy, Administration, Administrative Law, Adult Education, Aesthetics, African Languages, Anaesthesiology, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Archaeology, Art Criticism, Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Botany, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Law, Classical Languages, Commercial Law, Communication Arts, Comparative Literature, Constitutional Law, Contemporary History, Curriculum, Dance, Demography and Population, Dermatology, Design, Developmental Psychology, Ecology, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, English, Epidemiology, Ethics, Eurasian and North Asian Languages, European Languages, Film, Fine Arts, Folklore, Food Technology, Foreigners Education, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, French Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geography (Human), Germanic Studies, Gerontology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Higher Education, Hindi, Histology, History of Law, Immunology, Industrial Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, International and Comparative Education, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Laboratory Techniques, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Management, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Microelectronics, Microwaves, Modern History, Molecular Biology, Museum Studies, Music, Neurology, Neurosciences, Nuclear Physics, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Opera, Operations Research, Ophthalmology, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Radiology, Regional Studies, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religious Studies, Russian, Social and Preventive Medicine, Sociology, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Spanish, Special Education, Sports, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Technology, Technology Education, Theatre, Tourism, Venereology, Vocational Education, Water Management, Water Science, Writing, Zoology
PhD - Boshi Administrative Law, Adult Education, Aesthetics, African Languages, Analytical Chemistry, Ancient Civilizations, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Archaeology, Art Criticism, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Botany, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Computer Networks, Constitutional Law, Curriculum, Dance, Design, Ecology, Educational Technology, English Studies, Ethics, Ethnology, Eurasian and North Asian Languages, European Languages, European Studies, Film, Fine Arts, French Studies, Genetics, Geography, Germanic Studies, Higher Education, Hindi, History, Inorganic Chemistry, International and Comparative Education, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Japanese, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Museum Studies, Music, Neurosciences, Nuclear Physics, Opera, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Religious Studies, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Spanish, Special Education, Surveying and Mapping, Technology Education, Theatre, Vocational Education, Zoology

Notable alumni

  1. Liu Yan

    Liu Yan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1980-.. (age 44)
    actorsingerfilm actor

    Liu Yan, also known as Ada Liu, is a Chinese actress, hostess and singer. She won the "Best New Artist" at the 2nd Top Chinese Music Awards and the "Best Promising Host" at the 3rd Zongyi Award, in 2010 the Most Influencing Host of China named she on their list of the 10 Greatest hosts in Television.

  2. Mao Ning

    Mao Ning
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1972-.. (age 52)

    Mao Ning is a Chinese diplomat. As an official of the Chinese Communist Party, she has been serving as the spokeswoman and deputy director of information at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs since September 2022.

  3. Tang Baiqiao

    Tang Baiqiao
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1967-.. (age 57)
    human rights activist

    Baiqiao Tang is a Chinese political dissident from Hunan province who led student protests during the 1989 democracy movement. After the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and massacre, Tang fled from agents of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) who eventually arrested him in the city of Jiangmen. He was charged with being a counter-revolutionary and imprisoned. Upon his release, he fled to Hong Kong, where he co-authored the report Anthems of Defeat: Crackdown in Hunan Province 1989 - 1992 through Human Rights Watch with Dr. Robin Munro of the University of London. Tang was later accepted into the United States as a political refugee in 1992. Tang claimed that he graduated in 2003 with a Master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University, but university archive and registrar of Columbia University claimed that he studied there but did not graduate.

  4. Li Guyi

    Li Guyi
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1944-.. (age 80)

    Li Guyi is a Chinese singer and dancer. Li rose to fame after singing Homeland Love (乡恋), a mellow love ballad written by Ma Jinghua and Zhang Peiji, in 1980, the year of China's reform and opening-up.

  5. Han Shaogong

    Han Shaogong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1953-.. (age 71)

    Han Shaogong is a Chinese novelist and fiction writer.

Hunan Normal University faculties and divisions

College : Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
College : Chinese Language and Culture Chinese, Cultural Studies
College : Educational Sciences Curriculum, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Pedagogy, Preschool Education
College : Fine Arts Design, Fine Arts
College : Foreign Languages English, Japanese, Literature, Modern Languages, Russian
College : History and Culture Cultural Studies, History
College : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, International Law, Law
College : Liberal Arts Arts and Humanities, Chinese, History, Linguistics, Literature
College : Life Sciences Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Zoology
College : Mathematics and Computer Science Computer Science, Mathematics
College : Medicine Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy
College : Music Dance, Music, Musicology
College : Physical Education Physical Education
College : Physics and Information Science Information Sciences, Physics
College : Polytechnic Design, Electronic Engineering, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering
College : Public Administration Administration, Demography and Population, Ethics, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Sociology
College : Resource and Environment Studies Environmental Studies, Geography, Natural Resources
College : Tourism Tourism
College : Vocational Studies Clothing and Sewing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
School : Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Real Estate
School : Journalism and Communication Communication Studies, Journalism

General information

Alternative names 湖南师范大学
Founded 1938
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Benevolence, Love, Excellence, Diligence

Location and contacts

Address Xiwei Lushan Campus 36 Lushan Road
Changsha, Hunan, 410081
City population 10,048,000

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