Tianjin Normal University is the inheritor of Tianjin's century-old normal education, the birthplace of Tianjin's basic education culture, and the only normal university in Tianjin that cultivates high-quality teachers for basic education. The school was founded in 1958, formerly known as Tianjin Normal University, and changed its name to Tianjin Normal University in 1982. In 1999, the original Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin Normal College, and Tianjin Institute of Education merged to form the new Tianjin Normal University.
The school has abundant educational resources and excellent facilities. The humanistic spirit is strong, the environment is beautiful and elegant, and the ecological style is unique. It is listed in the national civilized campus. The school has 2 departments and 20 colleges. There are currently 32,550 full-time students. Among them, there are 26,325 undergraduates, 5,473 master students and 589 doctoral students. 2000 international students. The campus covers an area of 3,500 acres, including 771 acres of natural lakes and wetlands, with a construction area of 755,000 square meters. The library has a collection of nearly 4 million volumes, including 150,000 ancient books, more than 1,300 rare ancient books and 12,000 volumes.
The school has a complete range of disciplines, and the level of discipline construction continues to rise. The school's postgraduate education includes 9 disciplines including economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, management, and art. At present, there are 11 first-level disciplines authorized by doctoral degree, 1 doctoral degree authorized point in education, 33 first-level disciplines authorized by master's degree, 16 professional master's degree authorized categories, and 7 post-doctoral research stations. The school has successively been approved for 2 national key disciplines, 7 municipal first-class disciplines, 18 municipal key disciplines, and 15 municipal characteristic disciplines (groups). It is listed as a national key horse house.
The school has outstanding professional advantages and has achieved remarkable results in talent training. The school currently has 74 undergraduate majors. Among them, 28 majors have been approved as national, provincial and municipal first-class undergraduate major construction sites under the “Double Ten Thousand Plan”, and their total scale ranks first among local universities in the city. It has been approved as 6 characteristic specialty construction sites of the Ministry of Education, 16 municipal brand specialty construction sites, 5 municipal strategic emerging industry-related specialty construction sites, 8 municipal advantageous characteristic specialty construction sites, and 12 municipal application-oriented specialty construction sites. The school's 50 courses have been approved as first-class undergraduate courses at the national, provincial and municipal levels; 9 national-level quality resource sharing courses, 25 municipal-level quality courses, 2 first batch of national-level ideological and political demonstration courses, and municipal colleges and universities have been approved for ideological and political demonstration courses. There are 12 political demonstration courses and 6 excellent courses for the reform of "course ideology and politics" in the new era of municipal colleges and universities. One national-level teaching team and 18 municipal-level teaching teams have been established. The school further promotes the "five education at the same time" to educate all staff and the whole process in an all-round way. In recent years, students have successively won gold in the China International "Internet +" College Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, won 2 golds, 1 silver, 16 bronzes and advanced collective awards, and were awarded the Tianjin Demonstration University for Deepening Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Reform; won the first prize in the China College Students Computer Design Competition The first prize of the American College Students Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM), etc. Won the championship in the bridge competition of the World University Intellectual Games and the Chinese University Taekwondo Championships; won the gold medal in the 14th Student Games and the 20th National University Athletics Championships; The brand campus cultural activities represented by Banyue Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition” have a remarkable effect on educating people with beauty and culture.