Jilin University, located in Changchun City, Jilin Province, was founded in 1946. It is a key comprehensive university under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, and strongly supported by China’s “Project 211” and “Project 985”. In 2000, Jilin University merged with the former Jilin University of Technology, the former Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, the former Changchun University of Science and Technology and Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications. In 2004, the former University of Military Logistics also joined.
Jilin University offers a wide range of disciplines, including 43 colleges or schools, covering 13 academic categories, namely, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, military science, medical studies, management, and art. There are 129 undergraduate programs, 304 accredited postgraduate programs, 244 accredited doctoral programs and 42 centers for post-doctoral studies, 47 first-class university and discipline construction projects.
Jilin University boasts outstanding faculties. There are 6,633 faculty members in total, among which there are 2,016 professors and 1,213 doctoral advisors. There are 28 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering (including 18 adjunct members), 7 senior professors of philosophical and social sciences, 20 members of assesment group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 34 as the national talents and 7 in “10,000 Talents Project”, 9 national-level outstanding teachers, 5 chief experts in research and construction projects of the Marxism theory in the central government, 5 chief scientists in the national “Program 973”, 13 young and middle-aged experts with prominent contribution, 35 as the academic leading talents, 32 winners of the “National Outstanding Youth Fund”, 16 winners of “National Excellent Youth Fund” and 65 selected in “Changbai Mountain Scholars” in Jilin Province.
Our university is now home to five state key labs, 1 national engineering laboratories, 5 national-local joint laboratories, 1 national engineering and technology research center, 6 humanities and social science key research bases of the Ministry of Education, 11 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education and 24 key laboratories of other ministries. Jilin University has undertaken a great number of research projects at both national and provincial level, generating considerable scientific achievements with good prospects for industrialization and high technical content.
We has established a high-level talent training system from bachelor-master-doctor degree. There are 69,587 full-time students, with 24,391 doctoral and postgraduate students, 43,646 undergraduate and college student, over 2,000 overseas students and 193,883 students receiving adult education.
Jilin University has extensive exchanges with foreign countries, and close cooperation with other universities. Cooperation and exchange relations with 259 universities, research institutions or international academic organizations in 39 countries and regions have been established. In recent years, we have cooperated with first-class higher institutions abroad, setting up 29 joint research centers and labs.
Adhering to the principles of “active development, standard management, innovation through reform”, our university has been actively guiding and promoting the healthy development of the industry of science and technology based on standard management; we have been carrying out an all-out reform on companies exclusively invested by our university, establishing and implementing a modern corporate system; We also promote the transformation and industrialization of scientific achievements of our university, bringing about a great number of booming hi-tech companies combining production, learning and research. In addition, the Science and Technology Park of our university has been identified as a National University Science and Technology Park.
There are 6 campuses, 7 school areas in our university, with the campus covering an area of 6.11 million square meters, and school construction 3.63 million square meters. Our university has a Zhuhai Campus, covering an area of 5,000 mu (about 3.33 million square meters). There are 7.43 million books of various kinds in our university library, which has been recognized by UNESCO, UNIDO and World Bank. Approved by the Ministry of Education, CALIS Northeast Center in our university is recognized as one of seven centers in China.
Taking development strategies as “Pillar our university with academic achievements, empower it with talents, prosper it with innovation, enliven it with an open atmosphere, pride it with its unique culture”, our university aims to become a high-level research university which is first-class in China and renowned internationally by 2020, an important base for training highly qualified innovative talents, transformation of high-level scientific research and achievements as well as introducing high-quality social service and advanced culture, also one that enables students to develop in an all-round way, makes faculties proud and widely recognized at home and abroad. We’re determined to build Jilin University into a world-class university by its centennial.