Shandong University is one of the oldest and prestigious universities
in China. Shandong University was founded in 1901 and is the second
national university established soon after Jingshi University (the
Metropolitan University) in the country. Recently, the Ministry
ofEducation approved the university as a ＾national key comprehensive
university.￣ In 2001, it was listed among the 21 national key construction
first-class universities by the Ministry of Education.
Situated in Jinan, capital city of Shandong Province, Shandong
University covers an area of 3.8 square kilometers. The province
is located on the east coastal part of China and the lower reach
of Yellow River. Not only is it one of the most economically developed
coastal provinces in China, but also a major contributor to the
ancient Chinese culture！the auspicious birthplace of Qilu culture.
Shandong University consists of 30 colleges and a graduate school.
Courses are offered in 9 main academic disciplines: philosophy,
economics, law, literature, history, natural sciences, engineering,
management, and medicine. There are 93 undergraduate degree programs,
199 master degree programs, 118 doctoral degree programs, and 9
post-doctorate mobile stations. In addition, there are 7 professional
master's degree programs in law, business management, engineering,
clinical medicine, public health, dentistry and public administration
respectively. The student population totals to about 90,000, of
which 45,000 are fulltime students, 10,000 are postgraduate students,
and nearly 1,000 are international students.
Shandong University embraces an abundance of scientific research
facilities, a strong teaching staff, and favorable studying environment.
At the university, there exist 34 national, provincial, and ministerial
key academic disciplines; 2 national key research labs; 21 provincial
and ministerial key research labs; a national engineering and technology
promotion center; 10 provincial technology research centers; 3 national
basic scientific research and personnel development bases; 3 social
science key research bases approved by Ministry of Education; and
3 national fundamental science personnel development bases. The
university also has a group of reputed scholars known home and abroad,
of which 900 are professors. There are 23 academicians(including
adjunct academicians) who are members of the Chinese Academy of
Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.Three general hospitals,
including Qilu Hospital and 12 teaching hospitals are affiliated
with the university. Over 100 experimental labs,teaching and research
facilities are well-equipped. The university library houses a collection
of over 3,550, 000 volumes.
Shandong University is a higher learning institution open to the
world. Over the years, Shandong University has established a broad
international network for educational cooperation and has signed
exchange agreements with over 50 universities from over 40 countries.
The university remains active in academic cooperation and exchanges
with over 100 educational and research institutions worldwide. The
university becomes an important education base for international
students. Since 1980, Shandong University has received over 5,000
students from over 50 countries.