University of Jinan is a key and comprehensive university in Shandong Province and is also entitled a distinctive institution of higher learning which is committed to producing applied-talented students. Enrolling students from all over China, it offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs and enjoys the right to recommend postgraduates exempting admission examinations.
Originally, the Shandong Institute of Building Materials was founded in August of 1948. It used to be one of four institutions of higher learning administered by the former National Ministry of Construction Material and Industry. Since July of 1998, it has been under the jurisdiction of the Shandong Provincial Government. The original Jinan Union University was combined with two colleges. One was Jinan Normal College founded in 1978 and the other one was Jinan Vocational College founded in 1983. Then in October of 2000 Jinan Union University was added. In April of 2001, the Jinan School of Civil Affairs and the Shandong School of Materials and Supplies were incorporated. Finally, in December of 2007, master’s degree programs in the Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences were incorporated.
Since its foundation, the University of Jinan has adhered firmly to its motto of "Magnanimity and Perseverance, Erudition, and Pursuit of Truth and Excellence" and its educational philosophy of "Diligence, Rigorousness, Unity, and Creativity". In addition, the University of Jinan carries forward the spirit of "being industrious, keeping pace with the times, and pursuing excellence". Nowadays, University of Jinan has become an important base of talent training for local and regional economic development, and more than 170,000 students have graduated from the University of Jinan.
Now there is an excellent faculty team at the university, consisting of academicians, professors, "Taishan Scholars", and outstanding experts with provincial and national credentials. The university boasts 1981 full-time teaching staff, of which 285 are professors, 604 are associate professors, 611 faculty who have earned doctoral degrees. There are 2 academicians who are members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, one person who is selected in National Talents Project, 7 experts who are members of the National Education Instruction Committee of the Ministry of Education, 4 professors who are elected in New Century Talents Project Supported by Ministry of Education. One teacher is awarded the honor of National Renowned Teacher and one team is selected as national excellent teaching team. Two scholars are selected in the Taishan Scholar Climbing Plan and 15 distinguished professors are prestigiously titled Taishan Scholars. 22 are awarded the honor of outstanding experts at the provincial level and national level and 69 staff members enjoy special allowance of Chinese State Council. There are 9 Shandong Provincial Renowned Teacher and 6 Shandong Provincial Excellent Teaching Teams.