Yunnan University was founded in 1922. It is one of the earliest comprehensive universities in Southwest China.
Yunnan University offers a good academic atmosphere and a well-established ideological foundation in the fields of the humanities and social sciences thanks to its close to century-long tradition and its academic heritage.
Yunnan University has joined itself to the national developmental strategy and that of Yunnan province by promoting teaching through scientific research. In recent years, it has undertaken and successfully completed many major scientific research projects.
Yunnan University is an important bridge and window for China's opening up to the Southwest regions in technology, education and culture.