East China Normal University

Together with the Shanghai Mathematical Society, East China Normal University (ECNU) will take the responsibility of organizing ICME-14.

Aiming to cultivate thousands of qualified teachers for the new-born republic, ECNU was founded in Shanghai in October 1951 by merging several then well-known private or Christian universities such as Great China University, Kwanghua University, and St. John's University. After 65-year’s development, in particular, after the latest 38-year’s rapid development benefited from the China’s reform and opening-up policies, ECNU now is a comprehensive research university. ECNU boasts two State Key Labs, one National Engineering Research Center, one National Field Observation and Research Station, as well as a great number of key labs and research bases approved by the Ministry of Education or Shanghai Municipality, including the Key Lab of Mathematics and Application and the Research Base of School Mathematics, both approved by the Shanghai Municipality. Currently, the university employs 4,331 staffs, academic and non-academic, and enrolls 36,311 students, among them 21,928 being graduate students. Keeping in mind its original goal, ECNU still pays great attention to teacher education and education research, and it is commonly regarded as one of the leading powers of teacher education in China.

Having two campuses located in Minhang and Putuo Districts with a total area of over 207 hectares, ECNU has long been reputed as a Garden University for its beautiful campus scenes.