Jilin University (JLU)

Jilin University

National key comprehensive university directly under the Ministry of Education

Located in Changchun, Jilin Province, the university was founded in 1946. In 1960, it was listed as a national key university. In 1984, it was one of the 22 universities initially granted the permission to admit postgraduates. In 1995, it became one of the first “Project 211” universities, as determined by the State Education Commission of China. In 2001, Jilin University was listed as one of the “Project 985” key construction universities. In 2004, it became one of the universities under the 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”.

A wide range of disciplines

We offer a wide range of disciplines, within 51 colleges or schools, covering 13 academic categories, namely: philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medical science, management, art and interdiscipline .

We have 139 bachelor degree programs, 63 master degree programs, 49 doctoral degree programs, and 2 interdisciplinary doctoral programs. We also have 44 post-doctoral research stations. 4 first-level national key disciplines (covering 17 second-level disciplines), 15 second-level national key disciplines, and 4 national key (cultivation) disciplines. 18 disciplines rank in the top 1% of the ESI. 2 of these disciplines are in the top 1‰.

A Competitive scientific research platform

Our university is now home to five state key laboratories, 1 national engineering laboratory, 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, 11 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 5 engineering research centers 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 the national and the provincial level, generating considerable scientific achievements with good prospects for industrialization and high technical content.

Outstanding faculty

There are 6,542 faculty members in total, among which there are 2,389 professors. There are 11 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering , 7 senior professors of philosophical and social sciences, 20 members of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council.49 faculty members in the “10,000 Talents Project”, 6 national-level outstanding teachers, 31 experts in the National "Hundred-Thousand-Ten Thousand Project”, 48 winners of the “National Outstanding Youth Fund”, 42 winners of the “National Excellent Youth Fund”.

A high-level talent training system for the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees

73,939 enrolled students (70,698 full-time, 3,241 part-time), including 153 preparatory students, 41,692 undergraduates, 21,455 master students (18,626 full-time, 2,829 part-time), and 9,220 doctoral students (8,808 full-time, 412 part-time), and 1,410 international students.

Focusing on intercollegiate cooperation to gradually improve the global network

Jilin University engages in extensive exchanges with foreign countries and in close cooperative projects with other universities. It has established cooperation and exchange relations with 302 universities, research institutions or international academic organizations in 40 countries and regions. Among these, 48 are world top 100 universities, and an additional 67 are world top 200 universities. In recent years, we have cooperated with first-class higher institutions abroad, setting up 40 joint research centers and labs with universities and scientific research institutions from 12 countries.

Adhering to the principle of “coordinated planning, standardized management, and scientific operation”, Jilin University adopts the management model of “separation of university and enterprises, and delegated power combined with strengthened regulation” to create a pattern of “capital-linked, market-oriented, and centered on ‘University – JLU Holdings – Enterprise Investment’” and actively deepens the reform of university-run industries. Relying on the sci-tech and talent advantages, JLU adopts various methods such as university-region linkage, school-enterprise cooperation, and support for entrepreneurship to promote the commercialization of the scientific and technological achievements of the university. Enterprises such as Jilin University Press, JLU Zhiyuan, and JLU Communication are developing with strong momentum.

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