Beijing Normal University (BNU), directly subordinate to the administration of Ministry of Education, is a comprehensive and research-oriented key university renowned for teacher education. As the founder of Chinese modern higher education, BNU has a more than 120 years history and profound cultural heritage
BNU ranks at the top of Chinese Colleges and Universities in terms of its disciplinary superiority. According to the First Tier Disciplines Evaluation released by China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center, six first tier disciplines including Education, Psychology, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, Drama, Film and Television, and Geography are awarded A+. Philosophy, Pedagogy, Psychology, Chinese Language and Literature, Foreign Language and Literature, Chinese History, Mathematics, Geography, System Science, Ecology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Studies of Drama, Film and Television were selected into the "double first-class" construction disciplines. The number of selected disciplines ranked among the top universities in China.