Handan College is situated in Handan, a nation-famous historical and cultural city; beside the towering Taihang Mountains which hold up an 8000-year-long history, along the Fuyang River which spreads fragrance of books from the 100-year-old college. The original name of Handan College is the Primary Normal School of Handan County, founded in November of 31, Guangxu, Qing Dynasty, or December, 1905, with a history of more than 100 years. From its establishment to the present Handan College, it passed different historical periods: the end of the Qing Dynasty, the People’s Country, the Japanese occupation, Liberation and the founding of the People’s Republic of China. So the guiding principles of school running in various periods left deep marks on it. For its school mode, it has conducted different types of education from Junior Teacher’s, Country Teacher’s, Secondary Normal, Senior Teacher’s to Undergraduate Education, a way from junior to senior.
The mountains become high by pileup, while favours increase by accumulation. Now Handan College has become a multi-subjected, characteristic, open, modern and full-functioned local college occupying an area of 809.5 mu, with capital assets of more than 500 million yuan. The value of its teaching equipments is 42.35 million yuan, among which those with a unit value of more than 800 yuan amount to 39.9124 million yuan. It has 965,000 books (including 755,000 paper books and 210,000 electronic ones). The modern equipments and technology of multi-media and computer web have been used widely in teaching and scientific research. The buildings and circumstances of the college are simple, unsophisticated, refined and elegant, showing a deep and thick cultural and academic atmosphere.
For a plan of ten years, it is no better than planting trees; while for the plan of one’s whole life, it is no better than fostering people. In the recent 60 years, more than 30,000 qualified students have graduated from Handan College. Today, about 10,000 full-time students are studying hard, with great ambitions.?
The strategy to prosper our college is based on people. There are 795 working staff in Handan College, with about 530 professional teachers, among whom 211 are professors or associate professors and 217 have got Doctor’s or Master’s Degree. Among the teaching staff, 4 teachers are outstanding state experts who receive special governmental subventions; 16 teachers were Zeng Xianzi Teacher Prize winners; 12 teachers are provincial exemplar teachers, two are middle-aged excellent teachers; 13 teachers are municipal excellent social science experts, outstanding technological intelligences, century-crossing intelligences. Over 50 nationwide and worldwide renowned scholars have been invited to our college as visiting or part-time professors. Famous professors gather here like clouds and promote academic research, it brings our college an excellent reputation.
Good wind, with power, helps to send us to the blue sky. In recent years, following the call that scientific technology is the first productivity and the requirement to promote the development of the economy of Handan and the whole province, Handan College has improved its subject construction and scientific research and received rich productions. Now we have built 17 teaching departments, with 26 undergraduate specialities for education and 34 three-year specialities. We have turned our hand to over 140 provincial or ministry research tasks, published 145 books, 2000 provincial or higher academic papers, 142 fine arts of handwriting and painting, 16 video works; and we have won over 65 provincial or higher academic research awards. We are going all out to establish a college atmosphere with a fine circumstance and deep cultural details, and making our teaching and research help the progress of the society,
The ocean can receive countless rivers. Handan College is actively developing international academic exchanges and educational communication. Since the “Tenth Five-Year Period”, we have invited experts and scholars from The Social Science Institute of China, Qinghua University, Beijing University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Columbia University of Canada, Wales University of the UK to give lectures all year round, with a great number of audience. At the same time, we have sent groups of the teachers to USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand and over 20 domestic famous universities for academic research as visiting scholars and or for further study. And now we are under co-operations with teaching and researching institutions of New Zealand, Canada, East Soft Company, Seattle Digital Company etc. for joint-education. All these demonstrate the tradition of our recognition of academic research and the determination of prospering our college with academic research, as well as our eagerness to innovate our ideas in management and communicate with the outside.??
“The Changjiang River goes to the sea, day and night”. The program for the construction of the second college yard has been included in the Eleventh Five-year Plan of the Economic and Social Development of Handan, and now the construction has started. Now everyone of our college are going all out and working together to realize the goal of setting foot in Handan, serving the society, constructing undergraduate education, and establishing a famous college.