Henan University,March 28, 2011
Henan University resumed its postgraduate education and began to enroll students for postgraduate study in 1978. In 1981, it was among the first group of universities authorized by the State Council to confer a master's degree. In 1998, it was authorized by the State Council to confer a doctoral degree.
Henan University now has 8 primary discipline doctoral programs, 33 primary discipline master's programs, 74 sub-discipline doctoral programs, 210 sub-discipline master's programs and 18 professional degree master's programs. A sound system for producing highly qualified talents has been set up, with an array of reasonably structured programs for different degrees. There are in total 2396 supervisors who tutor postgraduate students and there are more than 6000 postgraduate students studying at Henan University.
At the beginning of the new century, Henan University, guided by the Scientific Outlook of Development, seizes the opportunity of being jointly developed by both the provincial government and the Ministry of Education to try to achieve its goal of building a high-level university. It continues to enhance its reform of postgraduate education, actively brings in good education and teaching resources, and makes an effort to develop degree and postgraduate education. The number of students enrolled per year increases from 247 to 2080 from 2000 to 2010 and highly qualified talents of various majors have graduated to serve the country and contribute to the society.
Recently, Henan University has enhanced its cooperation with Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Central Translation Bureau as well as other famous colleges and institutes. More postgraduate students are sent abroad and more fields of study are established for joint education. Henan University is active in implementing innovation plan of postgraduate education and tries to continually elevate the students' level of research and innovation. In the past 3 years, Henan University has held successfully the National Doctoral Forum and summer school. 6 doctoral dissertations are named as Excellent Doctoral Dissertations in Henan Province and 54 dissertations are named as Excellent Dissertations for Master's Degree in Henan Province.