Beifang University of Nationalities, located in Yinchuan City, Xixia District, the capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, is directly subordinate to the State Commission of Ethnic Affairs. It is the only subordinated comprehensive ethnic university which established in ethnic minority autonomous region.
Our university was founded in 1984, formerly known as The Second Northwest University for Nationalities. We officially changed our name to Beifang Univesity of Nationalities on May 10, 2008, which has approved by the Ministry of Education.
With fixed assets valued at 770 million yuan, and paper books’ collection of 1170 thousand in library, Beifang University of Nationalities covers an area of 760,000 square meters, including 380,000 ones of campus building. The university is awarded by the National Afforestation Committee the honorary title of Top 400 National Sector Afforestation Unit because of its excellent conditions for education, completed teaching facilities, and beautiful campus environment.
The university has 21 Education Colleges (Department) and 6 Research Institutes, with a total of 63 undergraduate programs, covering 9 disciplines in science, engineering, economics, management, literature, law, history, art, and education.
Under Master's Degree, the university has 6 first level disciplines, 28 second level ones, and 1 professional degree program, including 56 ethnic groups of more than 19 thousand full-time students, with minority students accounted for more than 65% of the total number.
The university has continuously expanded international cooperation, and strengthened international exchanges step by step. For the past few years, it has established and maintained good cooperative relationship with American University of Wisconsin, British Glyndwr University, Kwangju Women's University, and University of Khartoum(Sultan).
The university began to recruit international students from 1990s, mainly focused on Chinese program at the first. After ten years of continuous efforts, we’ve received and trained dozens of students from more than 10 countries and regions all over the world. These students finally passed the HSK exam through the teachers and their own efforts, obtaining the corresponding qualification certificates, with two of whim gained our school’s undergraduate degree.