Guizhou Minzu University (GZMU) was founded on May 17th, 1951 under the jurisdiction of the People’s Government of Guizhou Province. As one of the first minorities-oriented universities in China, GZMU is a key provincial higher education institute sponsored jointly by the People’s Government of Guizhou Province and the State Commission for Nationalities. It is also one of the designated universities by Ministry Of Education to accept overseas students with Chinese Government Scholarship.
The university is located in Huaxi District of Guiyang City, a scenic spot with pleasant weather and green mountains and bright waters renowned as “Pearl of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau”. The campus of Huaxi and University Town cover an area of 1.5 million㎡. There is a collection of 1.7 million printed publications, 1.3 million e-books.
At present the number of the full-time students reaches over 19,000, GZMU has well-structured and well-developed staff. There are more than 1,200 faculty and staff members on the payroll.
Through the practice and development over 70 years, the university has developed coordinately into a comprehensive higher education institute which involves 23 colleges: School of Politics and Economic Administration, School of Law, School of Ethnology and History, School of Sociology, School of Marxism, School of National Culture and Cognitive Science, School of Chinese Language and Literature, School of Foreign Languages, School of Communication, School of Data Science and Information Engineering, School of Physics and Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, School of Eco-Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Material Science and Engineering, School of Architecture Science and Engineering, School of Tourism and Flight Services, School of Music and Dance, School of Fine Arts, School of Physical and Health Education, School of International Education, ASEAN College of Humanities, School of Chinese Ethnic Medicine, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Preparatory University Education. The university possesses well constructed Computer Network Center, libraries, and stadiums.
The university has attached great attention to international education and academic exchange. At present, there are nearly 300 students on the enrollment from countries of South Korea, Mongolia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and some African countries. The university has cooperated with universities in the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, France, Holland, South Korea, Malaysia as well as in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. International cooperation projects include student exchange, academic exchange, teachers’ training and research cooperation projects.
With over 70 years of construction and development, Guizhou Minzu University has become a cradle for minority talents, a tie of minority culture heritage, a research centre of minority talents, a cultivation base for national unity, and a think tank for the development of minority areas.