INTRODUCTION OF DUNHUANG COLLEGE
Dunhuang College of Northwest Normal University was established in June 2014. It is a full-time undergraduate-degree college attached to Northwest Normal University and was approved by the Gansu Provincial Education Department and jointly established by the Northwest Normal University and the Dunhuang Municipal People's Government. The college is located in the international famous cultural tourism city - Dunhuang City, Gansu Province with Dunhuang Park on the west and Danghe customs line on the east. It covers an area of 125 mu and has more than 400 mu of land for future planning and construction. It has professional classrooms, laboratories, workshops, libraries, data rooms, stadiums and other teaching facilities suitable for modern teaching needs. The teaching and research conditions are perfect and the service facilities are available. The campus environment is quiet and elegant.
Relying on the high-quality discipline resources of Northwest Normal University and the cultural and artistic resources of Dunhuang, Dunhuang College focuses on the needs of national and local economic and social development. The teaching, creation and research work are carried out with the goal of specialization, internationalization, high-quality and high-end, closely combining Dunhuang cultural and artistic resources . Furthermore, in order to build a high-level academic platform for the inheritance, research, protection of Dunhuang culture and the practice of Dunhuang art creation, a broad vision of ancient and contemporary, history and future is carried forward, together with the spirit of Mogao of its inclusiveness, the spirit of Euphrates poplar of its perseverance and the spirit of desert of its vastness.
The College is committed to cultivating talents with broad humanities literacy and professional subject knowledge, and is committed to cultivating Dunhuang cultural ambassadors and future explorers with traditional learning, artistic mind, humanistic feelings and international perspectives.
Dunhuang College has established undergraduate majors such as Dunhuang Fine Arts Department(Chinese Painting, Oil Painting, Animation), Dance Performance Department, and Tourism Management Department, and recruits graduate students in Dunhuang Studies (including Dunhuang Art). The college has established teaching and practice bases for master-degree students of art and tourism, and set up Dunhuang Sculpture Training Institute, Dunhuang Contemporary Art Museum, Dunhuang Mural Studio, and other teaching institutions. There are more than 60 resident teachers, part-time teachers and visiting professors. In 2019, there were 448 undergraduates and 6 postgraduates.
Dunhuang College of Northwest Normal University is enrolling students nationwide. The enrollment plan is included in the national general higher education unified recruitment plan, and accepts international students and visiting scholars from relevant majors. Students are awarded Northwest Normal University diplomas and degree certificates when they finish all the required courses and meet the relevant regulations for graduation and degree.