An Introduction to Qingdao University
Qingdao University was founded in 1903.In 1993, it was merged with the former Qingdao University, Qingdao Medical College and Shandong Textile &Engineering College. Many years of continuous development has shaped it to be a respectable comprehensive university with complete disciplines and excellent faculties. This enables it to rank highly among universities provincial government plans to build.
With 34colleges, Qingdao University encompasses 100 undergraduate programs covering such disciplines as liberal arts, art, history, philosophy, sciences, engineering ,medicine，economics, management, law and education. The graduate school is composed of 35 doctoral programs, and 175 master’s programs. Qingdao University is an authorized Education Center of Chinese Language and Culture, HSK Test Center and DaF Test Center. Currently the enrollment of our university totals over 46,000 students, of whom over9, 600 are postgraduates and over 1,600 are overseas students.
Because of Qingdao University’s goal to maintain a high standard of modern management and globalization, the university is experiencing fast and steady development in international exchange and cooperation. It has established academic partnership and exchange programs with 170 universities and colleges in 20 countries and regions, including the USA, Britain, Germany, Russia, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and many more. Each year, the university employs more than 50 qualified native foreign language teachers with long-term work contracts and over 100 visiting professors on a short-term basis. Meanwhile, each year about 100 Chinese scholars and managerial staff from Qingdao University go abroad to participate in teaching and administrative activities in foreign universities. Thus, our students and teachers have become more globalized and excel in participating in international exchange and cooperation.
Qingdao University was approved by the ministry of education of the People’s Republic of China to admit international students in 1987. It is also authorized as an “Education Center of Chinese Language and Culture” by the Overseas Chinese Bureau of the State Council in 2004.
Of the educational institutions approved by the State Education Commission to enroll international students, Qingdao University is one of its vanguard universities. There has been a gradual increase in the number of international students applying for our university. These students come from more than 60 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Norway, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Russia, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, and many more.
Qingdao University Medical College is recognized by the World Health Organization and is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Qingdao University is also in the name list of the first universities authorized by the Education Ministry of China to enroll international students to study clinical medicine (taught in English).
In 2006, Qingdao University started a 6-year MBBS program in English. Now we have hundreds of international students from India, Thailand, Nepal and participating in this program.
The College of International Education has a very strong team of qualified teachers. Within the college, there are professional teachers holding a Chinese Teaching Certificate. The College of Chinese Language and Culture has advanced multi-media teaching facilities. The College of Chinese Language and Culture provides courses designed for the needs of international students such as degree programs and Chinese language learning programs.
College of International Education provides Chinese language teaching in the following four areas:
1. Undergraduate Chinese Study: Students with high school graduate certificate or those who have passed the 4th HSK are qualified to apply. After being accepted by the school, the duration of study is four years. Students who finish all required courses are awarded Graduate Certificates and Bachelor’s degrees.
2. Chinese Language Study: We offer 8 levels that range from that of a beginning student to an advanced scholar. Categories such as Oral Chinese, Tourist Chinese, Business Chinese, Chinese Culture, Traditional Chinese Calligraphy, and Painting.
3. Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages: We offer a two-year, specialized program in the training of foreign language teachers.
With its desirable geographical location, high quality of teaching, and efficient administrative management, Qingdao University has become a leading choice for an increasing number of international students.