Founded in 1928, Anhui Normal University is not only an institution of higher learning but also one of the earliest universities in the Anhui province. The university has 16 colleges, 7 doctorate programs, 71 post graduated programs and 55 undergraduate programs. So far, there are 35,000 students from different countries in the world, more than 2200 workers and staff members, among them, 550 are full and associate professors.
At the moment, the university has three campuses. It has an area of more than 3，300 unit (about 230 hectares), construction area of about 7.2million square meters. The library has about 2.47 million of books, 1.9 ancient books more than 600 of them are reliable ancient books. It also has domestic and international natural resources and data bank.
The university pays great attention to both domestic and international academic exchanges. It has cooperative relations with America, Britain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Vietnam, Korea, Canada, etc. It also has friendly relations with Institutions of higher education and organizations in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Anhui Normal University is the first accredited university to accept international students and also one of the first educational base units of teaching Chinese language and culture affiliated to the overseas Chinese affairs office of the state council. Since 1985, the university has been receiving both self sponsored and scholarship students from more than 40 countries. Some come for short term courses, some come for long term courses and some come for advanced studies. The college of international education takes care of recruiting foreign and overseas Chinese students, giving them classes and also the foreign affairs. The university provides foreign students with high education and training. Many students achieve high grades in HSK and also have high standard of Chinese. So far, the university has a lot of courses and also a lot of recruited students. There are students from more than 180 countries who are here to study Chinese and also do some researches. The university is near beautiful scenic spots and also nice places such as Nanjing and Shanghai. Communication and transportation are very convenient which makes life much easier. Anhui Normal University is the University of every Foreign Students’ Dream.