History of SDUW
History of SDUW
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      Founded in 1984, Shandong University,Weihai is the first university cobuilt by a university and the local government under the official approval of the Ministry of Education in the history of China's higher education. As an important part of Shandong University, a key comprehensive university directly under the Ministry of Education and one of the major universities of advanced level in China developed through Project 211 and Project 985, it is a comprehensive university covering such fields of study as economics, law, arts, science, engineering and management.
  Main Building     
      Located in Weihai, the model city most suitable for living, the university covers an area of over 108 ha. and a floor space of more than 400,000 sq. m. It is favorably endowed with unique excellent natural conditions. Here you can both enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountain and the sea with "the mountain filled with your passion while you climb it and the sea full of your emotions while you view it" and express freely your scholarly sentiments when you " listen to the waves while embracing the breeze, and read the moon and stats while commenting on historic heroes"; here seabirds resonate with you when you climb the mountain and watch the tide, and clean water reflects the green mountain while you boat or fish on the sea; here you can enjoy white snow in winters that are not bitterly cold and surf in the blue sea in summers that are not intensely hot. Here is the best place for you to swim in the sea of knowledge and write scholarly works. In the light of the guiding idea of " gearing education to the needs of modernization, the world and the future" and the aim of building a teaching and research university and turning it into "Four Bases", the university sticks to the foundation, cultivating profoundness, improving quality and building characteristics", and adopts the strategies of all directional opening development, education innovation and reinvigorating university through human resource development. Endeavors are made to improve its academic competence, social influence and internationalization level. With the management concept of "quality securing the university, experts managing it, research strengthening it and innovation rejuvenating it" and the educational concept of " general education" as well as the Scientific Outlook on Development embodied in the coordination of "scale, structure, quality and efficiency", the university focuses on teaching-centeredness and students-orientedness, and it takes research as a precursor and teachers as the mainstay; it gives priority to developing disciplinary areas, scientific research and human resource development. Besides, it is committed to building itself with the characteristics of space science, marine science and Korean teaching and research, upgrading generally its education quality and increasing its overall level as well as comprehensive strength in order to produce the best undergraduate students for the country.
                       International Academic Centre                                           Computer Science Building
      The university grasped the opportunities for its development. Within only two decades, it has developed by leaps and bounds in all areas such as its scale and conditions, disciplinary development, and teaching quality. At present, a multitiered and complete system for talent training has taken shape, which consist of doctors, postgraduates, and undergraduates, vocational students of higher level, overseas students and students of continuing education. There are 11 schools and departments, Schools of Business, Schools of Law, Schools of Journalism and communication, College of Korean Studies, Schools of Translation and Interpretation, Schools of art, Schools of Ocean Biology, Schools of Information Engineering, Department of Space Science and Applied Physics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Vocational and Technical College, and 3 other teaching departments, covering forty specialties of undergraduate program, thirty-one specialties of postgraduate program and seven specialties of doctoral program. There are more than 14,000 fulltime regular students, over 1,100 teaching and administrative staff including 680 fulltime teachers, among whom 355 are full professors and associate professors. Besides, there are 103 supervisors of PhD candidates and postgraduate students.
    The university’s service system for teaching is improving with fine conditions and complete facilities. Currently, there are 250 classrooms with over 20,000 seats, 37 teaching labs, 26 language labs, 8 computer rooms, 39 multimedia classrooms and 6 multifunctional classrooms. In addition, there are over 3,000 computers for teaching purpose, over 7,000 seats in both multimedia classrooms and language labs. The number of experimental items has reached more than 800.
                                       Laboratory                                                                  Computer Room
       The university library has a floor space of 20,000 sq. m. and with over2,800 seats in the reading rooms, over 620,000 books in Chinese and foreign languages, over 780,000 electronic books, 1,000 information retrieval points, over 70 data bases in Chinese and foreign languages including 46 formal ones, over 2,300 types of journals in Chinese and foreign languages, over 27,000 bound volumes of issues and over 90 types of newspapers. It opens for as long as 98 hours per week, receiving nearly 9,000 readers per day and some 2.7 million readers per year.
        Indoor and outdoor sports grounds and stadiums cover a total area of over 70,000 sq. m., including one stadium, one plastic cement track and field ground, 24 basketball courts, 8 volleyball courts, one beach volleyball field and 6 tennis courts. Carrying forward the fine traditions and spirit of Shandong University, the university pushes the reform in education forward by implementing the Trimester system and improving the credit system. As a result, the teaching quality is steadily improving. The university also makes great efforts to develop premium quality courses, resulting in several awarded at the state level and the provincial level; it attaches great importance to the multimedia teaching and bilingual education; it has instituted the courses with distinctive features, such as international trade, journalism, fine arts, etc. plus Korean; it encourages the students to take part in extracurricular academic and scientific and technical competitions like the national college students' mathematical modeling competition college students' electronic designing and Challenge Cup. In the past3 years, altogether 7 national awards, 5 provincial special awards, 20 provincial first prizes and 23 provincial second prizes have been won. In recent years, the university has undertaken over 300 research projects at all levels including national Project 973, national key social science research projects, national natural science foundation projects, major projects of the Ministry of Science, major projects of Shandong Province tackling tough scientific and technical problems, and has earned dozens of awards at the state level and the provincial level or above for research achievements.
       The university places emphasis on the provincial level or the educational pattern of " Three Experiences", that is, the experiences of social practice, studying overseas and studying on second campus. It has already established cooperative and exchange relation with over 30 well-known universities in the U.S.A., Australia, Britain, Korea, Japan and other countries. Some students are selected for studying further in the famous overseas universities through the exchange programs that mainly consist of 1+2+1 Project, one- year and half- year exchange programs, one- year dependent overseas studies, 2+2 two university degrees at Bachelor's level project, 1+1+1 two university degrees at Master's level project, 3+1+1 independent overseas project and the project of recommended overseas postgraduate studies to graduating students. Apart from these, some other students can apply for the second campus experience in the famous overseas university through the exchange.
       Guided by the 12th Five-Year Plan for development, the university will be expanded to a scale of 20 thousand people, and it will be built into a teaching and research university with rationalized planning of disciplinary areas, distinctive features, better quality of the faculty, better education quality, overall efficiency and competitive power. It aims to bring up top class students with strong sense of social responsibility, high competitiveness home and abroad and well-cultivated personality and moral integrity. In this way the university is able to contribute its share to building up Shandong University to a well-known university home and abroad reaching advanced world standards.

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