Shandong University 山东大学

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Overview

Chinese Name: 山东大学

English Name: Shandong University

Abbreviation: 山大(Shanda); SDU

Established: 1901

Location: Jinan

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

Shandong University
Shandong University

Brief introduction of Shandong University

Shandong University is a famous comprehensive university with a long history in China and one of the key colleges and universities directly under the Ministry of Education教育部.

The predecessor of Shandong University was the Shandong University Hall山东大学堂 founded in Jinan济南 in 1901 (the 27th year of Qing Guangxu清光绪二十七年).

In 1904, the school moved to the new site of Jinan Pole Stone Bridge济南杆石桥 and changed to Shandong Higher School山东高等学堂.

Shandong University
Shandong University

In 1926, the warlord Zhang Zongchang张宗昌 ordered the merger of six public specialized schools in Shandong to establish a provincial Shandong University省立山东大学 in Jinan济南.

In June 1929, the Preparatory Committee of National Shandong University国立山东大学筹备委员会 was ordered to change to the Preparatory Committee of National Qingdao University国立青岛大学筹备委员会, in addition to accepting the provincial Shandong University, and the private Qingdao University私立青岛大学 was used to prepare for the National Qingdao University国立青岛大学.

In 1932, the Executive Yuan行政院 decided to change the name of National Qingdao University to National Shandong University.

Shandong University Campus View
Shandong University Campus View

In August 1945, the Shandong Anti-Japanese People’s Government山东抗日人民政府 founded Shandong University in Linyi临沂, the capital of the liberated areas (in order to distinguish the national Shandong University, called Linyi Shandong University临沂山东大学).

In March 1951, Shandong University and East China University华东大学 merged and were still named Shandong University.

In July 2000, Shandong University, Shandong Medical University山东医科大学, and Shandong University of Technology山东工业大学 merged to form the new Shandong University.

Shandong University Campus View
Shandong University Campus View

Over the past 120 years, Shandong University has always been adhering to the purpose of “Storing talents for the world and striving for prosperity and strength for the country”, deeply practicing the spirit of the school motto of “endless learning, magnificent spirit”, working hard, passing on the torch, accumulating and forming a school spirit of “advocating truth and seeking innovation”, cultivating more than 600,000 talents of all kinds, and making important contributions to the national and regional economic and social development.

Education Achivements and Rankings

The school covers a total area of more than 8,000 acres, forming a school pattern of one university and three campuses (Jinan济南, Weihai威海, Qingdao青岛), one of the most complete disciplines in China, representative of comprehensive universities, with 44 doctoral degree authorized first-level disciplines, 1 doctoral degree authorized second-level discipline, 51 master’s degree authorized first-level disciplines, 93 undergraduate enrollment majors, 42 postdoctoral research mobile stations, covering all disciplines except military science.

Shandong University Campus View
Shandong University Campus View

The school has an excellent platform for teaching and scientific research, has 2 first-class national key disciplines (covering eight secondary subjects), 2 national key disciplines, 70 provincial key disciplines, covering the arts, science, engineering, medicine four disciplines, realize the coordinated development of various disciplines.

There are 7 state-level scientific research platforms, including State Key Laboratories, National Engineering Technology Research Centers, National Engineering Laboratories, and National Engineering Technology Promotion Center, 6 national “111 Innovation Introduction Plan projects” 111创新引智计划项目, 6 national talent training bases, and 4 key research bases for humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education.  There are 21 key laboratories and engineering technology research centers of the Ministry of Education and The Ministry of Health, as well as a large number of provincial key laboratories and engineering technology research centers.  

Shandong University Campus View
Shandong University Campus View

Shandong University is one of the leading universities in China listed in the Encyclopedia Britannica and one of the 16 most internationally renowned universities in the Chinese mainland.

According to the statistics of the Basic Science Index (ESI) in the United States, the scientific and technological competitiveness of Shandong University has entered the top 500 universities in the world, ranking 21st among Chinese mainland universities.

The number of papers included in SCI of Shandong University for more than ten consecutive years has entered the top ten of Chinese mainland universities.

Shandong University Campus View
Shandong University Campus View

The academic influence and contribution ability of 18 disciplines of Shandong University ranked top 1% of ESI in the world, and 5 disciplines ranked top 1 in ESI. Financial Mathematics, Crystal Materials, Condensed Matter Physics, Colloid Interface Chemistry, Microbiology, Mechanical Materials, and other disciplines have reached the first-class level in China, and some directions and fields have reached the world level.

Experimental class of Shandong University

Peng Shige Class彭实戈班: It is a base for Financial Mathematics and Financial Engineering.

Experimental Law Class: Cultivate legal elite talents with a strong foundation, broad caliber, high quality, and strong ability, and reform the malpractice of traditional legal education emphasizing theory over practice.

University-level Biomedical Engineering Talent Training Base: The major is dedicated to human disease prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and health, and is committed to exploring life phenomena to provide a high level of scientific methods and engineering techniques.

University-level Industrial Ecology Talent Training Base: In cooperation with KTH Swedish Institute of Technology (KTH), the new international interdisciplinary major is introduced into the international theoretical system, using internationally accepted English textbooks, and part of the core courses are taught by KTH professors.

Famous Alumni

The school has nearly 70,000 students and more than 4,600 full-time teachers, including 21 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 42 Yangtze River长江 scholars distinguished professors, 13 Yangtze River youth, 55 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Science Fund国家杰出青年科学基金, 42 winners of the Outstanding Youth Science Fund优秀青年科学基金, 32 leading talents of the National Special Support Program国家特支计划, 16 young top-notch talents, and 39 winners of the National Million Talents Project国家百千万人才工程.

Shandong University Campus View
Shandong University Campus View

Such as the famous Chinese writer Shen Congwen沈从文, the specialist in machining and tool materials Aixing艾兴, and the materials physicist Wang Keming王克明.

Shen Congwen沈从文
Shen Congwen沈从文
Aixing艾兴
Aixing艾兴

Shandong University – The promotional video

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