Guizhou Minzu University was founded on May 17, 1951 under the jurisdiction of the People’s Government of Guizhou Province. As one of the first minorities-oriented universities in China, it is a key provincial higher education institute sponsored jointly by the People’s Government of Guizhou Province and the State Commission for Nationalities. Guizhou Minzu University received a straight-A score in the undergraduate level Teaching Appraisal organized by the Ministry of Education.
The university has 19 colleges with 54 undergraduate majors, 32 master programs and 1 master degree discipline. Areas of study include liberal arts, history, law, management, sciences, economics, engineering and pedagogy. It also has 4 national special majors, 6 key provincial disciplines, 1 key provincial lab, 3 provincial teaching demonstration centers, 3 provincial university research bases for liberal arts, and 3 provincial innovative teaching teams.
Guizhou Minzu University has an excellent team of faculty and staffs including 1,155 full-time faculty and professional researchers. The faculty includes 402 professors and associate professors of whom 2 are under the "One-hundred plus One-thousand plus Ten-thousand Talent Project".
The university currently has a total enrollment of over 18,000 full-time students on campus, including 17,523 undergraduates, 477 master students, and over 80 international students. Since its founding, the university has graduated over 60,000 in various disciplines.
The university attaches great importance to scientific research. Over the past 5 years the teachers and students have presided over or participated in nearly 300 provincial and ministerial research projects, including 19 national natural sciences projects and 38 national philosophy and social sciences projects. The university faculty has received 470 awards and published 3,300 academic papers in journals above the provincial rank, of which over 600 of these essays are indexed by SCI, EI and ISTP and appear in key national journals.
Guizhou Minzu Univeristy has cooperated with universities in America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Britain, Holland, and South Korea as well as in Hong Kong and Taiwan. International cooperation projects include student exchange, academic exchange, teachers training and research cooperation projects.