Jilin University 吉林大学

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Overview

Chinese Name: 吉林大学

English Name: Jilin University

Abbreviation: 吉大(Jida); JLU

Established: 1946

Location: Changchun

Website: https://www.jlu.edu.cn

Jilin University
Jilin University

Brief introduction of Jilin University

Jilin University, located in Changchun长春, Jilin吉林 Province, is a national key comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education.

Jilin University was established on June 12, 2000, by the merger of the former Jilin University原吉林大学, Jilin University of Technology吉林工业大学, Bethune Medical University白求恩医科大学, Changchun University of Science and Technology长春科技大学, and Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications长春邮电学院.

On August 29, 2004, the former Quartermaster University of the Chinese people’s Liberation Army原中国人民解放军军需大学 was incorporated into Jilin University.

Jilin University
Jilin University

The predecessor of the former Jilin University was the Northeast Administrative College东北行政学院, which was founded in 1946. It was renamed the Northeast People’s University东北人民大学 in 1950. In 1952, it became the first comprehensive university established by our party through the adjustment of colleges and departments and was renamed Jilin University吉林大学 in 1958.


The predecessor of the former Jilin University of technology was the Changchun Institute of Automobile and Tractor长春汽车拖拉机学院 founded in 1954. It was renamed the Jilin University of Technology in 1958. It is a multidisciplinary national key university with advantages and characteristics of automobile and agricultural machinery and a combination of industry, management, science, and culture. It is one of the important bases for cultivating high-level talents in China’s automobile industry and machinery industry.

Jilin University Campus View
Jilin University Campus View


The predecessor of the former Bethune Medical University was the Bethune Health school原白求恩医科大学 in Shanxi Chahar Hebei military region晋察冀军区白求恩卫生学校 and the 18th Group Army Health School第十八集团军卫生学校 founded in 1939. In 1948, it was co-edited with the medical school of Northern University北方大学医学院 as North China Medical University华北医科大学, named the First Military Medical University of the Chinese people’s Liberation Army中国人民解放军第一军医大学 in 1951, renamed Jilin Medical University吉林医科大学 in 1959 and Bethune Medical University白求恩医科大学 in 1978.

The predecessor of the former Changchun University of Science and Technology原长春科技大学 was the Changchun Geological College长春地质专科学校 founded in 1951. The Northeast Institute of Geology东北地质学院 was established when the Department was adjusted in 1952. It was renamed Changchun Institute of Geology长春地质学院 in 1958 and Changchun University of Science and Technology长春科技大学 in 1997.

The former Changchun University of Posts and Telecommunications原长春邮电学院 is the only information and communication engineering college in Northeast China. The college was founded in Jiamusi佳木斯 City, Heilongjiang黑龙江 Province in 1947. It was renamed Changchun Telecommunication School长春电信学校 in 1955 and Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications长春邮电学院 in 1960.

Kuang Yaming Building匡亚明楼
Kuang Yaming Building匡亚明楼

Jilin University has become the largest institution of higher learning in China, showing a broader development prospect in talent training, scientific research, discipline construction, teaching staff, and so on.

Education Achivements and Rankings


The university has a complete range of disciplines, with 52 teaching units, covering 13 university disciplines such as philosophy, economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering, agronomy, medicine, management, art, and interdisciplinary.

There are 139 undergraduate majors, 63 first-class master’s degree authorization points, 49 first-class discipline doctoral degree authorization points, 2 interdisciplinary doctoral degree authorization points, 33 master’s degree authorization points, and 6 doctoral degree authorization points; 44 mobile post-doctoral research stations. There are 4 national key disciplines of primary disciplines (covering 17 secondary disciplines), 15 national key disciplines of secondary disciplines, and 4 national key (cultivation) disciplines.

Jilin University Campus View
Jilin University Campus View


The university has 221 laboratories with modern research means, including 6 key research bases of humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of education, 5 innovation bases of philosophy and social sciences in the second phase of “985 Project”, 8 scientific and technological innovation platforms in the second phase of “985 Project”, 1 National Engineering Laboratory, 6 national key laboratories and 11 key laboratories of the Ministry of education, 23 key laboratories of other ministries and commissions. 

Physics building物理楼
Physics building物理楼

The university has undertaken a large number of national, provincial, and ministerial scientific research projects, and has a number of high-tech achievements such as national key research projects with good industrialization prospects and high technology content, “863” project, and “973” project.

Jilin University Campus View
Jilin University Campus View

As of 2021, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Jilin University 251-300th in Asia and 24th in China with its teaching and research achievements.

Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the “Shanghai Ranking”, placed Jilin University 151-200th in the world and 24th in China.

Jilin University has 18 disciplines ranked among the top 1% in the world, of which 2 disciplines ranked among the top 1 ‰.

The Science and Technology Park of Jilin University has been identified as a National University Science and Technology Park. A number of school-run industries have settled in the school Science and Technology Park adjacent to the Changchun High-tech Industrial Development Zone, which is integrated with the new campus and is expected to develop into a high-tech industrial cluster.

National University Science Park of Jilin University


The National University Science Park of Jilin University吉林大学国家大学科技园 is a National University Science Park jointly approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education. Jilin University Science and Technology Park is located in Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province, on the Bank of the beautiful Sanjia三江 lake, with a planned construction land of 1700 meters. 

After completion, the Science and Technology Park will be a paradise for science and technology entrepreneurs with a beautiful environment, convenient transportation, perfect facilities, coordination and unity, and open form. It will be a brilliant pearl in the high-tech industrial structure and innovation system of Northeast China. Jilin University Science Park is jointly built by Jilin Province, Changchun City, and Jilin University. Jilin Province and Changchun City have given great support to the Science Park and created a good policy environment. The science park enjoys a series of preferential policies issued by Changchun’s national high-tech Industrial Development Zone and provincial and municipal governments.

Famous Alumni

The school has a strong faculty, with 6550 full-time teachers, including 2384 professors. There are 11 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 7 senior professors of Philosophy and Social Sciences, 52 external distinguished professors, 20 members of the discipline evaluation team of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 59 candidates for the “Ten Thousand Talents Plan”, 6 national famous teachers, 30 experts selected for the national “Ten Million Talents Project” and 38 winners of the national fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, There are 48 winners of National Excellent Youth Fund and 89 winners of “Changbai Mountain长白山 scholars” in Jilin Province.

Jilin University Campus View
Jilin University Campus View

For example, the geologist, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences Li Siguang李四光, the member of 19th CPC Central Committee中共十九届中央委员, vice-chairman of 13th CPPCC National Committee十三届全国政协副主席 Liu Qibao刘奇葆.

Li Siguang李四光
Li Siguang李四光
Liu Qibao刘奇葆
Liu Qibao刘奇葆

Jilin University – The promotional video

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