Founded in 1901, Shandong University is a key comprehensive university directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the oldest renowned universities throughout the country and one of the high-ranking universities whose development is given priority by the state.
The main part of Shandong University is located in Jinan with several campuses, and it has a branch in Weihai, a coastal city in Shandong province. The current president is professor Zhan Tao, an outstanding mathematician.
Shandong University provides programs for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The above programs cover 11 fields of study, namely, literature, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, science, engineering, medicine, pedagogy and military science. Shandong University now has 25 first-level and 178 second-level doctoral degree conferring programs; 15 postdoctoral research programs; 248 master's degree granting programs and 7 professional degree granting programs: law (master's), business management (master's), public management (master's), engineering (master's), clinical medicine (master's and doctoral). Public health (master's); and 103 bachelor's degree programs.
Shandong University is now made up of 30 colleges, 3 affiliated hospitals, 12 internship hospitals and a postgraduate institute. Currently, the number of undergraduate students has surpassed 40,000 and postgraduate students 10,000.
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 70 universities from over 50 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 10,000 students from over 60 countries.
Shandong University offers Medical program for international students.The aim of Medical program to became the qualified physician and surgeon through 5 year training in medical school and hospital.This program is taught in English, and all lecturers and professors in this program are specially trained for international students.
We started this program in 2002, and now we have more than 150 students from India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, English, and the United States etc. The curriculum of this program is based on the British Commonwealth educational system.
Shandong University comprises 8 campuses (Jinan Central Campus, Hongjialou Campus, Baotuquan Campus, Qianfoshan Campus, Software Park Campus, Xinglongshan Campus, Qingdao Campus and Weihai Campus) in three different cities (Jinan, Qingdao and Weihai), covering an area of over 533 hectares (including 200 hectares of the Qingdao campus).
The university currently has 4 affiliated hospitals, 3 non-subordinate affiliated hospitals and 11 teaching hospitals. It also enjoys a teaching and administrative staff of 7,782 (not including affiliated hospitals). Its full-time student population totals up to 60,000, of which 41,103 are full-time undergraduates, 16,607 are postgraduates and 1,813 are international students. It also has an excellent faculty team of 1,107 professors, including 907 doctoral supervisors. Moreover, Professor Peter Grünberg, a German physicist and winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics, joined Shandong University as a special-term professor in 2012. Professor Mo Yan, a graduate supervisor from Shandong University, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in October 2012.
And now there are 8 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Academy of Engineering, 43 double-hired academicians, 11 tenured professors of Shandong University, 14 first grade professors in humanities and social sciences; 22 distinguished professors of National “1000-talents Plan”, 5 scholars of National “Young 1000 Talents Plan”; 7 faculty members are seated on the Discipline Appraisal Group of the State Council Academic Degree Committee, 26 become candidates of the “100-, 1000- and 10000-talent Plan”, 39 distinguished professors and part-time professors from the "Changjiang Scholars Program" of the Ministry of Education , 32 winners of the "National Outstanding Youth Foundation” award, 45 posts for distinguished professors and experts from the "Taishan Scholars" of Shandong Province and 9 “National Renowned Teachers”. Seven academic innovation teams found themselves in the Innovation Team Development Plan of the Ministry of Education, and another three academic innovation teams were chosen as the Innovative Research Groups of National Natural Science Foundation of China. Shandong University provides 2 national key first-level disciplines (including eight second-level disciplines), 14 national key second-level disciplines, 3 key national second-level disciplines under cultivation, and 70 provincial key disciplines, covering the 4 disciplinary fields of liberal arts, science, engineering and medicine. Such a comprehensive disciplinary system helps it to achieve coordinated development between different disciplines. The university has eight state scientific research platforms, including a key national laboratory, a state engineering technology research center, a state engineering laboratory and a state engineering technology promotion center. It also has 5 state "111 Innovation and Education Planning Projects," 4 key social science research bases approved by the Ministry of Education, and a large number of provincial key laboratories and provincial engineering technology research centers.