University of Jinan

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University of Jinan
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Motto弘毅, 博学, 求真, 至善
Type Public
Established1948 (predecessor school),2000 (merger of three institutions into University of Jinan)
President Zhang Shiqiang (张士强)
Academic staff
around 2,200
Studentsaround 36,000
Location, ,
Website University of Jinan

The University of Jinan (UJN; simplified Chinese :济南大学; traditional Chinese :濟南大學; pinyin :Jǐnán Dàxué; colloquially 济大, pinyin: Jǐdà), located in Jinan City, Shandong Province, China, is a key and comprehensive provincial university. Enrolling students from all over the world, it offers bachelor, master and doctor degree and enjoys the right to recommend postgraduates exempting admission examinations. [1]

Simplified Chinese characters Standardized Chinese characters developed in mainland China

Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language. The government of the People's Republic of China in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People's Republic of China and Singapore.

Traditional Chinese characters Traditional Chinese characters

Traditional Chinese characters are Chinese characters in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan, of Hong Kong and Macau. The modern shapes of traditional Chinese characters first appeared with the emergence of the clerical script during the Han Dynasty, and have been more or less stable since the 5th century.

Pinyin Chinese romanization scheme for Mandarin

Hanyu Pinyin, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.



In 1948, the Shandong Institute of Building Materials , the predecessor of University of Jinan , was established in Zibo City, Shandong Province.

Zibo Prefecture-level city in Shandong, China

Zibo is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong province, China. It borders the provincial capital of Jinan to the west, Laiwu and Tai'an to the southwest, Linyi to the south, Weifang to the east, Dongying to the northeast, and Binzhou to the north.

Shandong Province

Shandong is a northern coastal province in Eastern China.

In 1983, the Shandong Institute of Building Materials was approved to move to Jinan City, the capital of Shandong Province.

Jinan Prefecture-level & Sub-provincial city in Shandong, Peoples Republic of China

Jinan, alternately romanized as Tsinan, is the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China. The area of present-day Jinan has played an important role in the history of the region from the earliest beginnings of civilization and has evolved into a major national administrative, economic, and transportation hub. The city has held sub-provincial administrative status since 1994. Jinan is often called the "Spring City" for its famous 72 artesian springs. Its population was 6.8 million at the 2010 census.

In 2001 after the merger with three colleges, the Shandong Institute of Building Materials was officially renamed the University of Jinan and Shao Guifang ,Vice Governor of Shandong Province, and Lv Fuyuan, Vice Minister of Education of China, unveiled the plage for it. [2]

Ministry of Education of the Peoples Republic of China Education government agency of the China

The Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China is the agency of the State Council of the People's Republic of China that regulates all aspects of the educational system in mainland China, including compulsory basic education, vocational education, and tertiary education. The MOE certifies teachers, standardizes curriculum and textbooks, establishes standards, and monitors the entire education system in an effort to "modernize China through education". It is headquartered in Xidan, Xicheng District, Beijing. The MOE stresses technical education over other subjects.

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Jiazi Lake


The university has three campuses, occupying an area of over 2.43 million square meters (3645 mu) and its total construction area is 1.02 million square meters. The value of fixed assets totals up to 2.14 billion yuan (RMB) and teaching facilities are worth 370 million yuan (RMB). The library occupyies an area of 63,000 square meters and is equipped with a digital system, an information searching system, with a collection of more than 4.6 million printed and electronic books, and 4,200 kinds of Chinese and foreign periodicals, and possesses 23,000 kinds of electronic journals. In addition, the campus network is connected with the China Education and Research Network (CERNET). [3]

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Campus Sculpture, University of Jinan

Schools & Departments

The University of Jinan has 24 schools, and 2 post-doctoral research center, there are 3 doctorates have been awarded first-level discipline, 26 doctorate has been awarded discipline, 20 master degree have been awarded first-level discipline and 144 master degree have been awarded discipline. There are 6 majors for masters and 92 majors for bachelors. There are ten kinds of major specialties including Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Technology, Medicine, Management, art, etc. There are 35916 full-time undergraduates, postgraduates and foreign students.

School of Literal ArtsSchool of Mathematical ScienceSchool of Physics and Technology
School of BusinessSchool of Foreign LanguagesSchool of Political Science and Law
School of MarxismSchool of Material Science and EngineeringSchool of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
School of Mechanical EngineeringSchool of Civil Engineering and ArchitectureSchool of Automation and Electrical Engineering
School of Information Science and EngineeringSchool of Resources and EnvironmentSchool of Physical Education
School of Fine ArtsSchool of MusicSchool of History and Culture Industry
School of Education and PsychologySchool of Medicine and Life SciencesSchool of Biological Science and Technology
School of Continuing EducationSchool of International Education and ExchangeSchool of Entrepreneurship
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Discipline of University of Jinan



Academics & Research

The University of Jinan claims 1981 full-time teaching staff, of which 305 are professors, 707 are associate professors, 841 faculties who have earned doctoral degrees.

There are 54 key disciplines and research bases at the national or provincial level. In addition, there is one key national laboratory managed by the Shandong Provincial Government and one engineering research center under the Chinese Ministry of Education. Further, there are 14 key provincial discipline bases, 10 key provincial level laboratories, 4 key laboratories funded by the Shandong "Twelfth-Five-Year Plan", 8 social science research bases approved by the Shandong Provincial Government, and 14 provincial-level engineering research centers.

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Zhishan Pavilion

The University has established 4 national-level distinctive specialties, 5 national-level quality courses, 2 national-level exemplary bilingual courses, 2 national-level quality public audio and video courses, 6 specialties training for Outstanding Engineers, 16 provincial-level distinct specialties, 9 specialties jointly supported by the school and enterprise, 53 provincial-level top-grade courses and 5 provincial-level experimental teaching centers. In recent years, the faculties have undertaken 6 national teaching and research projects and 55 provincial projects, published 8 textbooks guided by China, and won 3 national "Teaching Achievements" awards and 75 provincial "Teaching and Research Achievements" awards. In addition, the University has successively won a wide variety of honors for innovation and creativity, such as the "Challenge Cup" Extracurricular and Academic Contest, and China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling. The students have won 3133 provincial or national awards, of which 48 are first prizes and 125 are second prizes at the national level.

In recent years, the university has undertaken 347 national research projects including funds from the National Science and Technology Support Program, 973 project program, 863 project program, and support from the Natural Science Foundation of China, and Social Science Foundation of China, and 814 provincial projects. The University has won 238 national and provincial prizes for research achievements, one second prize of National Award for Technological Invention and 3 second prizes of National Award for Science and Technology Progress, and obtained 666 national patents. 4799 papers were indexed by SCI, EI or ISTP. 214 academic works, translations or textbooks were published. Eight journals are currently sponsored by the University of Jinan, including "China Powder Science and Technology", "Chinese Journal of Cancer Prevention and Treatment", and "Journal of University of Jinan".

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A Long Way to Go

International cooperation and exchange

The University of Jinan advocates an open education, and communicates and cooperates with different countries and districts in an active and all-around way. It has established communicative and cooperative mechanism with many research institutes as well as inter-school cooperation with 77 universities of America, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Congo, Brazil and so on. [5]

The university attaches importance to international communication and cooperation, and the international construction of the teaching staff. In recent years, about one hundred excellent teachers and academic leaders have been sent abroad each year for cooperative researches, further study and international academic conferences in developed countries such as America, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Britain. The university positively undertakes international academic conferences, and achieves success in ten influential international academic conferences and bilateral peak forums including the first international academic conference about advanced materials, the international academic conference about the design and application of intelligent system in recent years. The university also strengthens the employment of the foreign teachers, and over 300 foreign teachers and scholars from America, Britain, France, Germany and other countries have been invited to lecture, teach or to conduct research, and among them tens of internationally celebrated scholars were employed as visiting professor or emeritus professor.

The university actively advances two-way abroad study. As a university receiving abroad students granted to scholarships of Chinese government and provincial government for abroad students and the Confucius Institute, she accepts over 2100 international students from the U.S, South Korea, Indonesia, Ghana, Pakistan, Spain, Australia, Britain, France and other countries, and sets up a comprehensive and characteristic educational system for overseas students. In 2017, there are over 700 regular international students. The university adheres to the international education idea of going out, and every year sends hundreds of students to foreign prestigious universities for communication, short-term study and practice to cultivate their international horizon and promote their international competitiveness.

The university positively develops education cooperated with foreign countries. In recent years, taking the internalization education as its orientation, the university imports more qualified education resources by cooperating with foreign universities of the U.S, Canada, Australia, South Korea and Britain, and now it has four undergraduate programs cooperated with foreign universities. With the cooperative education, it not only absorbs the advanced curriculum setting, teaching contents and manners of foreign universities and promotes internalization of discipline construction, but also cultivates many creative graduates with good international communicative capacity and competitiveness.

The university attaches importance to the international promotion of Chinese language. In the past several years, the university actively responds to the deployment of the Confucius Institute Headquarter and the provincial Education Department by dispatching teachers and volunteers abroad to teach Chinese in countries like Ethiopia, Thailand, South Korea, and the Republic of Congo. In addition, 3 Confucius Institutes has been built up in the Republic of Congo in Africa, South Dakota and City and County of Denver in America. [6]

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