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Jinan University is a leading research and comprehensive university based in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. It is one of the oldest universities established on mainland China tracing back to the Qing Empire. It is a university administered by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the Chinese Ministry of Education.
The four campuses of Jinan University locate in three cities, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. The latter two, adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao respectively, are two special economic zones in China and always take a leading role in the economic development in China.
The main campus of Jinan is in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province and the biggest metropolis in South China.
Guangzhou is a famous cultural city with a history of more than 2,800 years. She was known as one of the starts of the Marine Silk Road, the cradle of the Lingnan culture and one of the sources of modern Chinese revolution. Now it attracts the attention of the world as the foreland of China's reform and opening up. It is not only an important port for China's foreign trade but also one of the three financial centers of the country.
Guangzhou has advanced transport facilities. Baiyun Airport is one of the three top international airports in China. Expressways, metros, highways, waterways have combined to make this city one of the easiest accessible cities in China and an ideal place to explore other parts of the vast country.
In 1906, a Manchu Minister named Duan Fang ubmitted a memorial to Emperor Guangxu , proposing that an oversea Chinese school be set up for the purpose of spreading far and wide the enlightening influence of education and strengthening the emotional ties with compatriots overseas. Emperor Guangxu approved of his proposal and thus Duan Fang was honored as the founder of Jinan university.. On March 23rd 1907. Jinan Academy founded in Nanjing, which serving as a curtain-raiser for the later development of overseas Chinese education. Henceforth became the first of its kinds in Chinese history. In 1927, Jinan Academy was renamed Jinan National University, located in Shanghai. After the found of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, Jinan University was closed and its schools was merged by the other university such as Fudan University. In 1958, Jinan University reestablished in Guangzhou
There are many special features that Jinan University can be proud of :
one of the oldest universities in China and one of the “211” key national universities in China
the 1st university in China that recruits foreign students
the 1st university in China that enrolls students at both spring and autumn semesters
the 1st university that pioneered the implementation of credit system in China
the university with the largest number of overseas students
the only university that finds her alumni in both Chinese and foreign state-level leaders in China......
Though going through ups and downs with the history of the nation since its founding in 1906, Jinan University has never lost its way in the pursuit of truth and knowledge. Under the guidance of the school motto “loyalty, sincerity, integrity and respect”, in line with the aim of “modernization, internationalization and comprehensiveness”, Jinan University has been developing quickly in recent years..
The courses offered by the 20 colleges and schools cover almost all the academic disciplines. The College of Chinese Language and Culture was established especially for foreign students to study Chinese. The International School, established in 2001, offers 6 majors in English, enabling overseas students to study other academic majors besides language such as international economy and trade, accounting, pharmacy, clinical medicine,Food Science and Engineering,Administrative Management.
Currently there are 34,100 students in this university, including 24,467 full-time students, 5,915 graduates and 17,582 undergraduates. The number of overseas students,including foreign students, overseas Chinese students, students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, amounts to 13,498. Different cultures converge and blend here. JinanUniversity welcomes you as well, for we believe your coming will add more new things to this old university and we believe you can also get a rewarding experience from here.