About Qingdao University
Qingdao University is located in the historical and cultural city of Qingdao, which carries the history of the development of higher education in the city and is full of the rich atmosphere of the times.
The history of the university can be traced back to the founding of the Qingdao Special College of Higher Education in 1909. For more than 100 years, the school has been teaching profound knowledge and cultivating great talents, and in response to the needs of the country, the school has passed on its tradition and made great contributions to the economic and social development of the region and the progress of human civilization, with more than 400,000 outstanding alumni coming from here. It is ranked 401-500th in the world for two consecutive years in the 2019 and 2020 SoftTech World University Academic Rankings, and entered the top 100 in the 2021 SoftTech China University Rankings. The Hospital of Qingdao University has been ranked among the top 100 best hospitals in China for six consecutive years.
The university has three campuses: Fushan Campus, Jinjialing Campus and Songshan Campus, covering an area of 2,655 mu and a building area of 1.14 million square meters. The university has beautiful scenery, pleasant environment, rich teaching and research resources, and complete conditions and facilities. The fixed assets are 3 billion yuan, with a collection of 3.25 million books and 1.6 million electronic books. It hosts 8 academic journals. With 2 affiliated hospitals and 9 directly affiliated hospitals.
The university has 34 colleges and medical departments, enrolling 79 undergraduate majors, covering 10 disciplines including literature, history, science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, law, education and art. There are 10 post-doctoral stations, 13 first-degree doctoral programs and 2 types of doctoral degrees, and 38 first-degree master’s programs and 28 types of master’s degrees.
The university has 2 national key disciplines, 20 key disciplines in Shandong Province, and 8 first-class disciplines in Shandong Province. It has been selected as one of the top universities in Shandong Province, one peak discipline, four disciplines with advantages and characteristics, and two disciplines with advantages and characteristics; clinical medicine, engineering, chemistry, material science, neuroscience and behavior, pharmacology and toxicology, biology and biochemistry, computer science, molecular biology and Nine disciplines, including clinical medicine, engineering, chemistry, materials science, neuroscience and behavior, pharmacology and toxicology, biology and biochemistry, computer science, molecular biology and genetics, have been ranked in the top 1% of the global ranking; 13 disciplines have been selected as the world’s top disciplines in Soft Science 2021; 29 disciplines have been selected as the best disciplines in Soft Science 2020, including system science, which is ranked No. 2 in China; 7 disciplines have been ranked in USNews 2021.
The university has more than 42,000 full-time students, including more than 9,500 graduate students, 32,000 undergraduates and 600 international students. There are more than 3,900 faculty members and 2,600 full-time teachers (475 professors and 896 associate professors), including 66 high-level national and 130 high-level provincial and ministerial talents. 13 scholars are ranked 66th in the list of highly cited scholars in China in 2020, and 15 professors are ranked in the list of top 2% of the world’s top scientists in terms of lifetime scientific influence. The list of the top 2% of global scientists in the “Lifetime Scientific Influence List”. The proportion of full-time faculty members with doctoral degrees is 65%. The number of postdoctoral funds in the past five years ranks 21st in China. The university has one national Huang Danian-type teacher team, one innovation team of the Ministry of Education, and two excellent innovation teams of Shandong Province.
Qingdao University has built a national base for cultural quality education of college students, a base for Chinese language education, a national intellectual property information service center for colleges and universities, a model university for innovation and entrepreneurship education reform of the Ministry of Education, a model university for teacher assessment and evaluation reform of the Ministry of Education, and a model base for studying in China of the Ministry of Education.
There are 4 national experimental teaching demonstration centers and 1 clinical teaching training demonstration center; 3 national experimental zones for innovation of talent cultivation mode; 32 national first-class professional construction points, 7 national specialties, 7 pilot majors of the excellence program of the Ministry of Education, 6 majors passed the professional certification of the Ministry of Education; 3 professional groups were selected as high-level application-oriented professional group projects in Shandong Province, 5 professional groups were selected as professional docking industry projects of Shandong Province education service for the transformation of new old dynamic energy; 14 national high-quality courses, 6 national first-class courses; 6 national teaching achievement awards.
There are 1 national key laboratory built by the provincial ministry, 1 collaborative innovation center built by the provincial ministry, 1 national local joint engineering research center, 1 national exemplary international science and technology cooperation base, 1 discipline innovation intelligence base of higher education institutions, and 1 national international joint research center. There are 38 key laboratories, engineering technology research centers, collaborative innovation centers and humanities and social science research bases at provincial and ministerial levels.
“During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, the university has undertaken 820 national projects including National Key Research and Development Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Social Science Foundation of China, etc. (142 National Natural Science Foundation of China projects were approved in 2020, ranking first among provincial universities for five consecutive years; 25 National Social Science Foundation of China projects, ranking 39th in China); published 13,090 SCI-indexed papers, 544 SSCI-indexed papers and 970 CSSCI papers; received 1 Second Prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress and 76 provincial and ministerial awards; more than 1,300 patents were granted.
Qingdao University adheres to the strategy of internationalization, and has established friendly exchange and cooperation with more than 180 institutions in nearly 30 countries and regions, and established more than 200 projects for teacher-student exchange, joint training and cooperative research. The university has established 2 Confucius Institutes in foreign countries. There are 96 countries of origin for international students.
The university has formed a new pattern of coordinated development of multiple disciplines with obvious regional advantages in medical education, distinctive industrial characteristics in engineering education, solid advancement in science, humanities and social sciences, rapid development of teacher education, and accelerated breeding of new materials, new energy, new generation information technology and cultural and creative emerging disciplines in the integration development.