The 2nd International Conference on New Energy and Future Energy System
September 22nd - 25th, 2017, Kunming, Yunnan, China
Conference Sponsor
NEFES 2017 will be held during Sept. 22nd-25th, 2017, sponsored by Yunnan Normal University, in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.

As the key normal university of Yunnan Province and with a long history and splendid tradition, Yunnan Normal University (henceforth YNNU) is a higher institution co-funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Yunnan Provincial Government and one of the 100 universities funded by the National Key Project for the Quality Enhancement of the Higher Institutions in Central and West China.

When the Anti-Japanese War broke out in 1937, Peking University, Tsinghua University and Nankai University moved to Kunming and merged into the National Southwest Associated University, which consisted of School of Arts, School of Science, School of Engineering, School of Business and Law, and Teachers School. After the war ended, the three component universities moved back to their original campuses in the north, whereas the Teachers School, now renamed National Kunming Normal College, remained in Kunming as an independent institution. It adopted the name of Kunming Normal College in 1950 and was renamed Yunnan Normal University in 1984. Up to now, it has produced d more than 200,000 graduates of different kinds and is rightfully known as the Cradle of Qualified Teachers on the Lateritic Plateau.

YNNU offers 10 disciplines: literature, history, philosophy, law, education, management, science, engineering, economics, and arts, which are well coordinated in their development. In an assessment conducted in 2012 by the Ministry of Education, 22 of YNNU's sub-disciplines are ranked among the top 20 in the whole country while 3 of them are among the top 10. YNNU offers 90 bachelor's programs, 2 postdoctoral research programs, 1 doctoral program in a first-class discipline, 7 doctoral programs in second-class disciplines, 26 master's programs in first-class disciplines, 130 master's programs in second-class disciplines, and 13 professional master's programs, such as MBA and M.Ed. It is one of the first 24 universities in China that offer the Master's Program for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.


The university has built 2 state-level research platforms, the National Solar-heater Quality Testing Center, the Sino-Laos Joint Lab for Recyclable Energy Resources, 33 research bases or platforms, including the Ministry of Education's Key Lab, Engineering Research Center, Key Lab of Yunnan Province, Yunnan Engineering Center, and Philosophy and Social Science Research Base, etc., and 13 innovation teams at the provincial and ministerial level, including Educational Innovation Team, Science and Technological Innovation Team of Yunnan Province, etc.


Currently YNNU has a staff of 2373, many of whom are experts with honors awarded by the Central Government, specialists winning the State Council Special Allowance, members from the "100 Talents Program" of Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) or the state-level "Ten Million Talents Project", winners of the state-level "Outstanding Teacher" and "Teachers as Role Models of the Country", and of "Young Faculty Award" granted by the Ministry of Education, candidates for the "New-century Talents Development Program" by the Ministry of Education, and for "West Light" talents development project by CAS, and important experts of the national research project of Marxist Theory. Some teachers have also won the national awards of "Model Workers and Advanced Workers".

In the new stage of development, YNNU will make unremitting efforts to become a high-quality university with its unique features by implementing the strategy of "integrating strengths from all sides while sticking to unique local features" and developing a campus culture of "inclusiveness, harmony and politeness".


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