College of International Culture was set up in January, 2004. After 10 years construction, it has become a good and large-scale of Chinese language teaching and research institution with distinctive teaching characteristic and wide influence home and abroad. Now the college has Chinese language and culture programs, center of Chinese language education courses, research center of Chinese international teaching, 6 research sections and 3 master programs. There are more than 60 teachers and staffs in the college, among which including 6 professors (2 of them PhD supervisor), 14 vise professors, and 17 teachers with doctoral degrees. Our college is not only one of the first "Chinese Cultural Propagation and Inheritance Base" assigned by Guangdong Government Overseas Affairs Office and Guangdong Education Department, but also the main base of the South China Normal University’s Research Center of Lingnan Culture. Besides, CIC also has two school-level innovative programs, the Research Center of Internationalized education and Research Center of Chinese Language Learning and International Propagation, and 4 college-level programs. CIC has built up a professional and dedicated group of teaching faculties with reasonable structure, strong teaching and research abilities who already makes remarkable teaching and research progress.
With a larger teaching scale and better teaching quality, CIC’s unique advantages begins to appear. In the past ten years, our college has already cultivated near 10,000 foreign students from different countries and areas, becoming one of the important bases of Chinese language teaching and international academic communications in Guangdong Province or even the whole nation. Now there are more than 1,000 enrolled students, including over 60 masters in Chinese language teaching, near 20 masters in discipline and science of teaching, more than 200 undergraduates and over 800 language students. CIC also emphasize the importance of broadening its vision and internationalization. The college already has 6 overseas intern base. It also keep in touch with Overseas Affairs Office of the State Council, Guangdong Government Overseas Affairs Office and the headquarters of Confucius Institute and has different kinds of cooperation, such as sending teachers and volunteers to several countries and areas to teach Chinese and Improve sino-foreign communications.
Today, Chinese culture is going through the process of inheritance and innovation, rebirth and prosper, and walking to the world. Under this background, CIC will stick to its rules of “ based on south east Asia, influencing the around, and facing the world” in SCNU’s development of building a high level and internationalized university. The college will focus on both talent training and scientific research, especially improving the quality of talented people.