Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China sponsored by the national top university construction programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”. In 2017, ECNU was chosen as one of the 36 Class A universities on the list of Double First Class University Plan released by the central government of China. ECNU boasts 2 State Key Labs, one National Engineering Research Center, one National Field Observation and Research Station, 7 Key Labs or Engineering Centers, 6 Key Research Bases for Humanities and Social Sciences, one Base for Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Education, and one International Cooperation Laboratory of the Ministry of Education. It also has 10 Key Labs or Engineering Centers, 7 Social Sciences Innovation Bases and Studios, and 2 university think-tanks for the Shanghai Municipality.
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