Dean’s Message

Beijing Normal University College of Life Sciences was founded in 1904 as the Peking Imperial University Natural History Department. After a hundred years of growth and development, the College of Life Sciences has gained strong scientific strength and teacher resources and has won a prominent position in scientific research and high-level talent cultivation. It has become an important institution for life sciences technological innovation and high-level talent cultivation.

Rooted in a profound history in scientific and educational practices stretching over hundreds of years, and adhering to the fine tradition of “being patriotic and progressive, honest and unpretentious, truth-seeking and innovative, and serving as role models,” the College of Life Sciences has formed its teaching concept on “innovative ability, practical ability and the ability to expand.” Targeted at creating professional talent with “a profound foundation, broad perspective, strong ability and high quality,” the College has diligently educated a great number of outstanding talent in international life science represented by Bing Zhi, Yu Dejun, Wang Kunren, Sun Ruyong, Wang Wencai, Liu Ruiyu and Zheng Guangmei who have been honored with membership in the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. Wang Xiaodong, who is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS). These scientists have made great contributions to the development of basic research and the educational course in life sciences and technology.

The College insists on the construction tenet: “Innovation as the soul, teachers as the key, quality as the fundamental, and input as the foundation and system as the guarantee.” Faced with the great strategic need for national economy and social development, the College stands in the international academic forefront, aiming at high-level talent cultivation as well as technology and knowledge innovation in the life sciences. The College of Life Science seeks to make discipline and platform construction as its leading role, team construction as its main line, the mechanism, system and management innovation as the driving force, and the optimization of resource allocation and the enhancement of performance sharing as the foundation. The College is grounded on inner development and focuses on external development, creatively building a high-level innovative college with optimized structure, efficient management, an unpretentious learning style and harmonious development in the future.

The College endeavors to create a high quality environment for scientific research and talent cultivation. Excellent students from home and abroad are warmly welcomed to pursue an education and harmonious progress in our College, together pushing the construction and development of our College into another new and high stage.

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