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About SDU

Previous Presidents
SDU Weihai Branch

Shandong University (SDU)
was founded in 1901 in Shandong Province, the birthplace of Confucius. With 100 years of development, SDU has developed into a comprehensive university with courses covering ten fields, namely: literature, history, philosophy, science, engineering, medicine, economics, law, management and education. Known for its academic excellence and diverse life on campus, SDU attracts top students from across China and from about 30 countries.


Students (Full time)úĘ2000-2001úę




Faculty and Staff ( 2000-2001)


Full Professors


Associate Professors






Annual Budget (2000-2001)

                 RMB 610 million Yuan



Number of Degree Programs (2000-2001)


Doctorate Degree


Masterí»s Degree








Physical Assets (2000-2001)



                         380 hectares

Floor Space of Buildings

 1.07 million m2

Equipment (Cost)

                 RMB 260 million Yuan



Library Collection

                    4.3 million volumes


Updated April 2001



Historical Events

  • 1904, Jnan, Shandong Institution of Higher Learning
  • 1914, Jinan, Shandong Provincial Law and Politics College
  • Shandong Provincial Industrial College
  • Shandong Provincial Commercial College
  • 1920, Jinan, Shandong Provincial Medical College
  • Shandong Provincial College of Mineralogy
  • 1924, Qingdao, Qingdao University (Private)
  • 1938, Sichuan, University Property Protection Committee of National Shandong University
  • 1944, Jiangsu, The Huazhong (Middle China) Construction University
  • 1945, Linyi County, Linyi Shandong University
  • 1946, Qingdao, National Shandong University
  • 1948, Weixian County, the Huadong (East China) University
  • 1956, Qingdao, Qingdao Medical College
  • 1959, Qingdao, Shandong Ocean College (Today, Qingdao Ocean University)
  • 1970, Qufu, The Departments of liberal arts moved to Qufu to build Shandong University, combining with Qufu Teachers College
  • 1970, Tai'an, The Department of Biology moved to Tai'an and became part of the Shandong Agricultural College
  • 1970, Jinan, The Department of Science and the Administration staying at Jinan built into Shandong University of Science and Technology In its present site
  • 1984, Weihai, Shandong University Weihai Branch
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    Previous Presidents


    1. Tang Shaoyi (1860-1938)

    First President of Shandong University (Jinan) since 1901

    2. Wang Shoupeng (1875-1929)
    President (acting) of Shandong University (Jinan), 1926-1927

    3. Yang Zhensheng (1890-1956)
    President of National University of Qingdao, since June 1930
    (resigning from the post after September 18,1931)

    4. Zhao Taimu (Zhao Qi) (1889-1968)
    President of Shandong University (Qingdao), September 1932- June 1936 and 1946-1949

    5. Lin Jiqing
    President (Acting) of Shandong University (Qingdao), since July 1936

    6. Hua Gang (1903-1972)
    President of Shandong University (Qingdao), February 1951-August 1955

    7. Chao Zhepu (1894-1970)
    President of Shandong University (Qingdao), 1956-1958

    8. Cheng Fangwu (1897-1984)
    President of Shandong University (Jinan), August 1958-January 1974

    9. Wu Fuheng (1911-)
    President of Shandong University, December 1979-June 1984

    10. Deng Conghao (1921-1998)
    President of Shandong University, June 1984-November 1986

    11.Pan Chengdong (1934-1997)
    President of the University, November 1986-1997

    12. Zeng Fanren (1941-)
    President of the University, February 1998-July 2000




    Presidentí»s Message


    Welcome to Shandong Universityí»s web home. As you look around, you will find that Shandong University is the flagship of the Institutions of higher learning in Shandong and university of academic excellence in China. Our mission include offering high quality educational programs, preparing graduates who are ready to meet both academic and social challenges, conducting research work of national and international standing and to provide excellent service for communities.


    You will also find that the year 2001 is our centennial, a significant milestone in the history of any institution. As we review our achievements and success in the past 100 year, we also look to the future and are committed to the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge with greater enthusiasm and investment of resources.


    You are welcome to explore our web home and learn more about Shandong University. Then, some day step on our campuses and catch the vision for yourself.



    Zhan Tao, Ph.D.




    Curriculum Vitae


    Born in April 1963 in Yanzhou, Shandong Province, Dr. Zhan Tao entered Shandong University in 1979, majoring in Mathematics, and received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree in the same school. After his Ph.D. training in 1987, he began to work as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics of Shandong University. From 1991, funded by The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he was a visiting scientist in Freiburg University, Germany for two years. In 1993, he was promoted as professor of Mathematics and Deputy Dean of the Department of Mathematics of Shandong University. Since 1995, he served as Vice President of Shandong University. From October to November 1999, Dr. Zhan, worked in Australia as the Acting Vice President of Maqurie University on a Shadowing Program. On July 22, 2000, the former Shandong University, Shandong Medical University and Shandong University of Technology merged into a new Shandong University. Dr. Zhan Tao was appointed as president of Shandong University.


    Dr. Zhan Tao has been long engaged in studying on several famous questions in the field of Number Theory. His achievements have drawn much attention and high appreciation, both in domestic and overseas fraternities. Because of his academic achievements, he was given the title "Chinese Ph.D. with Outstanding Contribution" by the Degree Committee of the State Council, one of the experts of China's "First Hundred Talents Project" and expert of the "Cross Century Talents Plan" by the Ministry of Education. In 1993 he became one of the youngest doctorate program supervisors in China. At present, he takes the offices of Standing Director of Chinese Mathematics Association, Chairman of Shandong Mathematics Association, Editor of Mathematics Journal (English Version), Standing Member of the State Youth Council and Standing Member of Shandong Provincial Scientific Association.


     Present leaders:



          Zhan Tao, President, Professor & Doctorate Supervisor

          Xu Xianming, Vice President, Professor & Doctorate Supervisor

          Zhang Hua, Vice President & Associate Research Fellow

          Li Chengjun, Vice President & Associate Research Fellow

          Yu Xiuping, Vice President & Professor & Doctorate Supervisor

          Zhang Tiqin, Vice President & Associate Research Fellow

          Han Jinyuan, Vice President & Associate Research Fellow 


    SDU Weihai Branch


    In 1984, with the approval from the Ministry of Education, Shandong University set up a branch in Weihai, a scenic coastal city located in eastern part of Shandong Province. The campus covers an area of 120 hectares. About 2000 students study in eight departments of which offer totally 16 undergraduate program.


    Chinese Language & Literature


    Electronic System engineering

    Computer Sciences

    Foreign Languages


    Aquatic Product


    Address: 1 West Wenhua Road

             Weihai, Shandong 264209

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