Henan University (simplified Chinese: 河南大学; traditional Chinese: 河南大學; pinyin: Hénán Dàxué) is one of the oldest public universities in China. HENU is located in Kaifeng, a famous historic city which was the capital of China during seven different dynasties. It is a comprehensive university with 11 branches of learning: agriculture, economics, education, engineering, history, law, liberal arts, management, medicine, philosophy, and science.
Henan University is located in Kaifeng, a famous historic city and the capital of 7 dynasties in Chinese history. 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, 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 Centre, the Network Centre, the Survey and Experiment Centre, and the Audio-Visual Education Centre. 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”.
Henan University has two campuses. One is Minglun campus, the other is Jinming campus. Minglun campus is located in the northeast part of Kaifeng, which 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. Jinming campus is located in the northwest part of Kaifeng which is by the side of ZhengBian Road. Jinming campus has plenty of modern buildings such as the Science Building, the University Library and the Gymnasium. They 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.