Shandong University is one of the oldest and prestigious universities in China. Shandong University was founded in 1901 and is the second national university established soon after Jingshi University (the Metropolitan University) in the country. Recently, the Ministry of Education approved the university as a national key comprehensive university.
Shandong University is located in Jinan, capital city of Shandong Province. The province is located on the east coastal part of China and the lower reach of Yellow River. Not only is it one of the most economically developed coastal provinces in China, but also a major contributor to the ancient Chinese culture - the auspicious birthplace of Qilu culture.
Shandong University comprises 8 campuses (Jinan Central Campus, Hongjialou Campus, Baotuquan Campus, Qianfoshan Campus, Software Campus, Xinglongshan Campus, Qingdao Campus and Weihai Campus) in three different cities (Jinan, Qingdao and Weihai), covering an area of over 533 hectares.
Since its birth, Shandong University has gone through several stages of significant growth and change: starting as the Shandong Imperial College, it was then reborn as the National Qingdao University, the National Shandong University, Shandong University, and the Shandong University in its present form, which is the result of the merger of Shandong University, Shandong Medical University and Shandong Industrial University. For more than 100 years, Shandong University has been following the mission of “Preparing talents for the world; Striving for the prosperity and strength of the country.” For this aim, it has cultivated talented young men and women of various specialties, and has been making significant contributions for the country and the regional economic and social development.
Shandong University's College of International Education was established in 1994. It consists of the Department of Chinese Language Teaching, the Department of Education, the Department of Preparatory Study for International Students, and the Language and Culture Promotion and Research Center. It is mainly engaged in international students' education, training professors for teaching Chinese abroad, the development of the Confucius Institute, and the development of the Chinese National Base for Chinese Language Promotion.
(Source: Shandong University)