The Introduction of Yantai University
Yantai University is located in Yantai, one of the Top 10 Most Charming Cities of China, and the university nearest to coast in China with the longest coastline. And It is a major key comprehensive university of Shandong Province.
Yantai University was co-established by Peking University and Tsinghua university in 1984. In 1998, Yantai University was authorized for postgraduate education and in 2004, the university won the Award of Excellence in the Undergraduate Teaching Qualifications Evaluation organized by the Ministry of Education. In 2012, YTU successfully entered the group of Elite Universities and gain qualifications for doctoral education.
Yantai University covers an area of 1.4 million square meters, with a total building floor space of 935, 000 square meters . The library has more than 1.94 million books and over 260,000 newspapers and periodicals, with an annual subscription of more than 2,100 Chinese and foreign newspapers and periodicals,
In YTU, there are 21 schools, 46 research centers, and 62 undergraduate majors covering up to ten fields, including Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Law, Agriculture, pharmacy, Economics, Management, Education, and Arts. At present, there are 29,000 students coming from 31 provinces and municipalities, and about 6,000 students of part-students.
The university currently has 1,369 full-time faculty, among whom are 662 are associate professors or professors and 613 have doctor’s degrees.
The university is also well represented by its experts and scholars including one academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, two professors employed on the national project of One-Thousand Overseas Top Scholar Introduction Plan, one professor among the first One-hundred Excellent Teachers throughout China, 12 professors enjoying State Council Special Allowance, three National Excellent Teachers, 15 Mountain Tai Scholars(top scholars of Shandong Province), etc. What’s more, about 300 famous scholars at home and abroad are employed as YTU’s guest professors and part-time professors, including 13 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Sciences
YTU successfully entered the most important national project in Engineering— Project for Educating andTraining Outstanding Engineers and Project for Educating and Training Outstanding Legal Experts. Six undergraduate program are on the list of national outstanding educational programs.
We are proud of the following facts—The Pharmaceutical Experimental Center of YTU being named National Model Experimental Center, the Experimental Center of Engineering Dynamics being One of the first National Model Teaching Centers for Virtual Simulation Experiments, 4 National Featured programs, 3 National Quality Courses and model Bilingual Teaching Courses, one National Quality Course and one National Teaching Team, 4 provincial Model Experimental and Teaching Centers, 14 provincial Featured programs, etc..
Yantai University is qualified for issuing doctor’s degrees in pharmacy and master’s degrees in 23 programs. There are two National Technology Transfer Centers and a Key MOE Laboratory, as well as a National Research base of Theory and Policy and one National Training Base for Intellectual Property. The university owns 7 Provincial Key Disciplines and 15 Provincial key Laboratories, research centers and bases.
Our faculty have won a second national prize of Scientific and Technological Progress and more than 190 prized at provincial and ministerial levels in the recent years. More than 1,500 latitudinal projects are held in YTU .
Yantai University has endeavored to promote international exchange and has established partnership with 115 universities and institutions from 26 countries and regions. The university has two joint undergraduate educational programs with universities from South Korea and the United States, is holding student exchange programs with 33 universities of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, South Korea.
YTU is one of the first batch of universities qualified to enrol foreign students and to employ foreign teachers, Yantai University offers different scholarships to international students—Government Scholarship program，the Provincial Scholarship and YTU scholarships. In addition, the university also hosts several major international tests, including the Official Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), the Korean Proficiency test (TOPIK), and the Cambridge Business English Certificate test(BEC).