located in Shandong Province, the home of Confucius, Shandong University
(SDU) is still imbued with vigor and vitality at 100 years old. It
has come a long way since its establishment as Shandong Grand School
in 1901, and is today a omprehensive university that is directly supervised
by the Ministry of Education. During its first hundred years, the
university has contributed greatly to national revitalization, concentrated
talents from all over the world and graduated many who are now the
pillars of our society.
time it has nurtured a tradition that not only combines people-
centered ttitudes with academic excellence, but encourages a truth-seeking
and pioneering spirit. Shandong University has made its own unique
contributions to national economic and social development, as well
as to cultural and academic exchanges throughout the world.
2000 witnessed the merger of Shandong University with Shandong Medical
University and Shandong University of Technology, resulting in the
emergence of a new, larger scale Shandong University with enhanced
strength and expanded academic disciplines. In the October of 2001,
Shandong University celebrated its first centennial. In honor of
the occasion, President Jiang Zemin wrote
an inscription. Now, with support from the Ministry of Education
and Shandong Provincial government, Shandong University greets what
it hopes will be the advent of another golden age. The practice
of a student and faculty centered administration, orientation toward
academics, the inspired responsibility of searching for scientific
truth, ervingsocialprogress, and preserving open strategies for
development consistent with new situations in higher education,
are imparting to the university¨s renewed and vigorous energy.
has stepped across the threshold of the 21st century. Higher education
is confronted with both unprecedented opportunities and unprecedented
challenges. We can never take command in the development of higher
education unless we make an unrelenting effort to reform and innovate,
and to participate actively in social and economic advancement.
Having stepped into its second century, Shandong University seeks
to temper its personality, bringing to its educational and cultural
character an ever-more open mind and an always-ongoing pursuit of
is the spirit in which we shall mold the ethical and academic character
of our university. We will warmly welcome talents from all over
the world, forge wide-ranging friendships from everywhere, and pursue
our goals with undiluted and cooperative efforts.