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College of Physics


College of Physics originated from the former Department of Physics at the former Northeast People’s University. In June 2001, the physics department and other affiliated research institutes from the former Jilin University, the former Jilin University of Technology, the former Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, the former Changchun University of Science and Technology, and the former Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications were consolidated to form the current Jilin University College of Physics.


The College houses a center for postdoctoral studies in physics. The discipline of condensed matter physics is a national key discipline, which, together with optoelectronics and optics, has also been accredited as a national key subject under the Project 211. The College is a national base for research and teaching talent training in fundamental natural sciences. It is an accredited conferrer of Ph.D. degrees in grade one subjects.


The College has 215 faculty members, among which two are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering. There are 11 honorary professors including some world-renowned physicists such as Chen Ning Yang and Leroy L.Chang. The College now has four undergraduate programs: physics, applied physics, nuclear physics, and optoelectronic information science and engineering. 1035 undergraduate students, 298 graduate students, and 98 doctoral students are studying at the College. The undergraduate education at the College has constantly adjusted its curricula and instruction methods in keeping with the development of the discipline worldwide. The College attaches great importance to the integration of theories and experiments in the process of teaching and has produced remarkable results.


The College has maintained long-term cooperative relationships with institutions and schools in the U.S., Russia, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the ROK, the DPRK, Singapore, and many other countries. The College has been participating in “2+2" joint undergraduate programs with Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia since 2002. Qualified graduates of the program receive a diploma and graduation certificate from both countries.


Majors and Specialization



Grade one subjects

Doctor's program

Master's program



Theoretical physics

Particle physics and     nucleus physics

Atomic and molecular     physics

Applied physics

Condensed matter   physics



Radio physics



The College has undertaken and completed some major research projects sponsored by National Social Science Fund and Ministry of Education.


I. Major Research Projects:

-Four nationally funded Program 973 projects

-Five nationally funded 863 Program “Scientific Breakthrough” projects

-Four key projects under the National Research Foundation

- More than 80 projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation

- Three projects under the “Trans-Century” and “New Century” outstanding talents programs sponsored by the Ministry of Education

- 140 other projects sponsored by other research foundations and programs


II. Major Research Achievements:

- Every year over 120 of our articles are accepted by the U.S. SCI-index

- Two provincial and ministerial scientific and technological awards

- Nearly 60 registered national patents.


III. Key laboratories

- Key laboratory for atom coherence and atom and molecule spectrum under the Ministry of Education

- Key laboratory for the physics and technology of new cells under the Ministry of Education.

- State key laboratory of super-hard materials.


International Exchange and Cooperation

1. The "2+2" joint undergraduate program between Jilin University and Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russia) in applied physics

-The College has participated in a "2+2" joint undergraduate program (in collaboration with Russian Tomsk Polytechnic University) for its Chinese students since 2002.

2. Other international joint undergraduate programs

-The joint undergraduate program model is expected to be expanded to European and American universities and colleges, and to be extended to "3+1" "2+3" and "3+2” models.


Contact Information

Website: http://phy.jlu.edu.cn

Telephone: 86-431-85166112

Fax: 86-431-85167827