Henan University is located in Kaifeng, a famous historic city and the capital of 7 dynasties in Chinese history. The university was founded in 1912 and was originally named The Preparatory School for Further Study in Europe and America. Since its founding in 1912, Henan University has trained nearly 400,000 graduates for the country. Many famous scholars have taught here and its graduates are well-known experts, scholars or social activists. Its alumni have made and are making great contributions to the development of China and the progress of mankind. Now there are more than 30,000 students who receive full-time education here. Among the 3,547 staff members, 10 are academicians, 300 have doctor's degrees and over 800 are full or associate professors. The university library houses 3 million books, 170 thousand of which are thread-bound ancient writings and 200 thousand books and magazines in foreign languages.