Harbin Normal University (HRBNU) was founded in 1946, and was ranked "Excellent" in the "Evaluation of University Baccalaureate Programs Project" issued by the Ministry of Education. It is the center of teacher training on Chinese International Promotion, higher teacher education, higher education in arts, educational science and research and teacher training in Heilongjiang Province. The university covers 495.98 hectares with a total floor space of 1,600,000 squire meters.
HRBNU covers wide branches of learning, also a very high quality of faculty and advanced facilities ensure a top teaching. The university has 2 mobile centers majoring in Chinese Language & Literature and Maxism Theory for post-doctoral research, 10 state-level subjects, 9 doctoral degrees, 82 master degrees and 51 bachelor subjects reaching economy, law, education, arts, history, science, engineering and management branches of learning, with the total enrollment of 41,000 students. HRBNU has developed several academic exchange programs and intercollegiate relationships with over 30 universities in the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Canada, Australia, Russia, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of South Africa, as well as other countries and regions.
International College (IC) focuses on the education and scientific research of international students, and is the sole teacher training center in Heilongjiang Province, the only registry and testing center for certificate of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) ability, a training and dispatch base of volunteer Chinese teachers, as well as a testing center of Mandarin Chinese and HSK authorized by national testing center. IC has a teaching and research department of Chinese language and culture, which is in charge of international students' teaching & research, and is in possession of a rich experience and a strong basis of teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
At present, IC offers an overall educational pattern to international students, which includes short-term & long-term Chinese language training program, B.A. Chinese Language & Literature program, and bachelor of other majors program, master and doctoral degrees program. Since the first international students welcomed in 1984, IC has developed over 4500 students from over 10 countries like Korea, Japan, Russia, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Indonesia. Now IC reaches a number of over 600 on short-term & long-term international students. In addition, IC owns two advanced buildings for international students exclusively with the total floor space of 18,000 squire meters, having 500 beds and 40 classrooms, which serve top-quality surroundings for students.