Jilin University is a national key comprehensive university under the direct administration of Ministry of Education in China, located in Changchun, Jilin Province. It was founded in 1946. In 1960, it was listed as national key university; In 1984, it was one of the 22 universities initially granted the permission to admit postgraduates; In 1995, approved by State Education Commission of China, it was granted as one of the first "Project 211" universities; In 2001, Jilin University was listed as one of “Project 985” key construction universities; In 2004, it was approved as one of the universities under direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China; In 2017, it was rated as one of the universities for building world-class universities in the “Double World-class Initiative” .
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 50 colleges or schools, covering 12 academic categories, namely, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medical science, management, and art. Among them, 11 disciplines, namely archaeology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, philosophy, law, mechanical and bionic engineering, electronic science and technology, geological resources and engineering, and one health are selected as “Double First-class” constructing disciplines according to the list released by Ministry of Education.
Jilin University boasts outstanding faculties. There are 6,585 faculty members in total, among which there are 2,391 professors. There are 65 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering (including 54 adjunct members), 7 senior professors of philosophical and social sciences, 15 members of assessment group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 38 in “10,000 Talents Project”, 8 national-level outstanding teachers, 5 chief experts in research and construction projects of the Marxism theory in the central government, 6 chief scientists in the national “Project 973”, 15 young and middle-aged experts with prominent contribution, 31 experts of National "Hundred-Thousand-Ten Thousand Project”, 37 winners of “National Outstanding Youth Fund”, 37 winners of “National Excellent Youth Fund” and 90 selected in “Changbai Mountain Scholars” in Jilin Province.
Our university is now home to five state key labs, 1 national engineering laboratories, 6 national-local joint laboratories, 1 national engineering and technology research center, 1 national animal experimental center, 4 international science and technology cooperation bases, 6 humanities and social science key research bases of the Ministry of Education, 12 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 5 engineering research center of the Ministry of Education, 1 joint laboratory of international cooperation of the Ministry of Education, 2 joint collaborative innovation centers, 1 field science observation station of the Ministry of Education, and 19 key laboratories of other ministries of China. 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 72,904 full-time students, with 8,420 doctoral and 19,320 postgraduate students, 42,711 undergraduate students, and 2,453 overseas students.
Jilin University has extensive exchanges with foreign countries, and close cooperation with other universities. Cooperation and exchange relations with 302 universities, research institutions or international academic organizations in 40 countries and regions have been established, among which 47 are world top 100 universities and 66 are world top 200. In recent years, we have cooperated with first-class higher institutions abroad, setting up 39 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.
The campuses in Changchun cover an area of 6.11 million square meters, with building area of 2.76 million square meters. Our university has a Zhuhai Campus, covering an area of 3.10 million square meters. There are 7.91 million books of various kinds in 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.