As one of China’s oldest universities, Shandong University (SDU) has been a leading university in China ever since 1901. It locates in Shandong Province on the east coast of north China, the home of the Confucius. Shandong University has been proud of its historical influence on China’s modern higher education, academic strength and the heritage of social sciences. Shandong University is a member of Project 211 and Project 985, two national key programmes to support the universities with highest standard of research and Learning & teaching in China. Int 2017, Shandong University is in the list of National "Double First-Class" Initiative classified by the Ministry of Education of China. In 2018 ESI report, SDU has 16 disciplines ranked in world’s research top 1%, which ranks number 10 in China.
——Shandong University is one of the initiative universities of modern Chinese higher education. Its medical school, established in 1864, signified the beginning of modern Chinese higher education. Its main body, Shandong Imperial College (Shandong Da Xue Tang) established in 1901, was the second national university in China, only after the Imperial University of Peking.
——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). Currently Professor Fan Liming is the president.
——Shandong University is one of the largest ranges of academic disciplines in China. There are at present 12 general disciplines for undergraduates and postgraduates, namely philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and fine arts.
——Shandong University is also one of the largest universities in China.Its full-time student population totals up to 60,000, of which 40,789 are full-time undergraduates, 18,816 are postgraduates and 3,971 are international students. It also has an excellent faculty team of 1,246 professors, including 897 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.
——Shandong University has established a broad international network for educational cooperation and has signed exchange agreements with almost 170 universities from over 30 countries and regions including world top universities such as Yale University and Harvard University. The first intake of international student's dates back to the 1950s. In past five years, the university enrolls each year about 1,000 international students from more than 110 countries.