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Jilin University is a national key comprehensive university directly under the Ministry of Education. It is located in Changchun City, Jilin Province. The school was founded in 1946 and was listed as a national key university in 1960. In 1984, it became one of the first batch of 22 universities to establish a graduate school. In 1995, it passed the approval of the State Education Commission’s "211 Project" and was listed in 2001. The 985 Project" national key construction university was approved as a school directly managed by the central government in 2004, and was selected as a national first-class university construction university in 2017.


In 2000, the former Jilin University, Jilin University of Technology, Bethune Medical University, Changchun University of Science And Technology, and Changchun University of Posts and Telecommunications merged to form the New Jilin University. In 2004, the former Military Supplies University of the Chinese People's Liberation Army was transferred and merged.


The school has a complete range of disciplines, with 52 teaching units, covering 12 disciplines including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and art; there are undergraduate majors 141, 63 first-level master's degree authorization points, 49 first-level discipline doctorate authorization points, 2 interdisciplinary doctorate authorization points; 44 post-doctoral research mobile stations; 4 first-level discipline national key disciplines (covering 17 Second-level disciplines), 15 second-level national key disciplines, and 4 national key (cultivation) disciplines. The ESI rankings of 18 disciplines (fields) are among the top 1% in the world, and 2 of them are among the top 1‰ of the world.


The school has a strong faculty, with 6,439 teachers, including 2,320 professors. 11 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 51 outstanding external professors, 7 senior professors of philosophy and social sciences, 15 members of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 49 members of the "Ten Thousand Talents Program", 8 national-level teaching teachers , 5 chief experts of the central Marxist theoretical research and construction project, 6 chief scientists of the national "973" plan (including major scientific research projects), 15 national and young experts with outstanding contributions, and national "tens of millions of talents" 34 experts were selected for the “Project”, 37 were winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, 42 were winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, and 89 were selected for the “Changbai Mountain Scholars” of Jilin Province.


The school has 5 national key laboratories, 1 national engineering laboratory, 6 national and local joint engineering laboratories, 1 national engineering technology research center, 4 national international science and technology cooperation bases, and key humanities and social science research bases of the Ministry of Education 6, 12 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education (including 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education), 5 engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education, 1 joint international cooperation laboratory of the Ministry of Education, collaborative innovation jointly established by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Education There are 2 centers, 1 field scientific observation and research station of the Ministry of Education, and 19 key laboratories of other industry ministries and commissions. The school has undertaken a large number of national, provincial and ministerial scientific research projects, and produced a batch of high-tech achievements with good industrialization prospects and high technical content.


The school has established a complete bachelor-master-doctoral high-level talent training system. There are 72,830 enrolled students (69,862 full-time and 2,968 part-time), including 148 preparatory students, 41522 undergraduates, 285 junior college students, and 20,774 master students (18,187 full-time and 2,968 part-time). There are 8,496 doctoral students (8,115 full-time and 381 part-time) and 1,605 international students.


The school focuses on cooperation with prestigious universities and gradually improves the global network layout. At present, it has established cooperative relations with 303 universities and scientific research institutions in 40 countries and regions. Among them, 48 are among the top 100 in the world, and 67 are among the top 200. The school has established 40 Sino-foreign cooperation platforms in cooperation with universities and scientific research institutions in 12 countries.


The school adheres to the guiding principle of “planning, standardized management, and scientific operation”, adopts the management model of “separation of school and enterprise, and combination of decentralization and management” to create a “school-Jida Holdings-investment enterprise with capital as a link, market-oriented” "As the core" management mechanism, actively deepen the reform of the school-run industry. Relying on the school's technology and talent advantages, through various methods such as school-local linkage, school-enterprise cooperation, and support for independent entrepreneurship, promote the industrialization of school scientific and technological achievements. At present, Jida Press, Jida Dayuan, Jida Communication and other enterprises are developing well.


The school campus covers an area of 6.11 million square meters, and the school building area is 2.55 million square meters. The school has a Zhuhai campus in Zhuhai City, covering an area of 3.1 million square meters. The school library has a collection of 7.91 million books, which has been identified as the collections of UNESCO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the World Bank. The Northeast Regional Center of China Higher Education Document Security System (CALIS), approved by the Ministry of Education, is one of the seven centers in the country.


The school adopts the development strategy of "establishing a school by academics, strengthening the school with talents, revitalizing the school with innovation, opening a lively school, and promoting the school with culture", and strives to become a high-quality innovative talent training and high-level that has an important position in national and regional economic and social development An important base for scientific research and achievement transformation, high-quality social services, high-start international exchanges and cooperation, and advanced cultural guidance; to become a university that allows students to develop in an all-round way, faculty and staff to be proud of, highly praised by society, and widely recognized by the world. On the 100th anniversary of the founding of the university, Jilin University will be built into a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.


In the process of building a world-class university, Jilin University will strive to make a difference in caring for the country’s destiny and serving the country’s strategy, so as to satisfy the party and the country; to bravely assume social responsibilities and meet the society’s ever-increasing requirements for high-quality higher education We have made some progress to satisfy the masses of the people; we have made achievements in adhering to the people-oriented principle, maintaining and developing the fundamental interests of the teachers, students and staff of the school, and satisfying the masses of teachers, students and staff.


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