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Xinyang Normal University was established in 1975. It focuses on scientific research and offers bachelors as well as master degrees. The university has founded the Humanities & Social Sciences Key Research Base, the Engineering Laboratory, the Academician Workstation as well as more than other 20 scientific research platforms in the Henan Province. It has presided more than 600 national social sciences fund programs, national natural sciences fund programs and scientific research projects above provincial and ministry levels since 2006. Number of Students:2016- 25000 International Students: 2016- 997 The university campus, covering more than 1500 acres contains a construction area of over 60 million square meters; modern library collection of more than 191 volumes, more than 4508 Chinese and foreign periodicals; 110 modern laboratories and more than 150 multimedia classrooms.
The university has 72 undergraduate majors, covering 10 main disciplines such as literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, economics, management, law, education, art, etc. There are 10 master's degree authorization disciplines and 72 different master's degrees. Currently there are more than 1,600 faculty members, including professors and associate professors and 25,000 students.
- 2007, XYNU was entitled Excellent University in the national education evaluation program.
- In 2009, XYNU was nominated National Role Model in Ethical and Cultural Progress.
- 'XYNU is the cradle of prospective teachers', said Mr Fei Xiaotong, famous social activist and educationist.
Xinyang is a city in China's central Henan province, located on the river Huai. Little over 6 million inhabitants live there (2010 count). Xinyang’s industry sector is led by food manufacturing and metallurgy industries. Other major industries include construction material, pharmaceuticals, raw chemicals and chemical products, electricity and textiles. The production of rice, aquatic resources, tea, Chinese chestnut and ginkgo ranks the first in Henan Province. Among them, Xinyang tea, one of the Chinese best tea brands, is the most prestigious one which wins a lot of gold prizes both at home and abroad due to its fine shape, green color, strong fragrance and taste. Xinyang Tea Culture Festival is held during April 28th and 30th every year. The publicly listed Henan Lingrui Pharmaceuticals is one of the leading pharmaceuticals makers in Xinyang, specializing in Chinese medicine.