FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1946
6,499 Faculty Staff
Jilin University, located in Changchun City, Jilin Province, was founded in 1946. It is a key comprehensive university under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. In 2000, Jilin University merged with the former Jilin University of Technology, the former Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, the former Changchun University of Science and Technology and Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications. In 2004, the former University of Military Logistics also joined.
Jilin University offers a wide range of disciplines, including 46 colleges or schools, covering 13 academic categories, namely, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, military science, medical studies, management, and art.
Our university is now home to five state key labs, 1 national engineering laboratory, 6 national-local joint laboratories, 1 national engineering and technology research center, 6 humanities and social science key research bases of the Ministry of Education, 10 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education and 23 key laboratories of other ministries. Jilin University has undertaken a great number of research projects at both national and provincial level, generating considerable scientific achievements with good prospects for industrialization and high technical content.
Jilin University has developed into China's largest university in terms of its student enrollment and the most comprehensive university offering the most disciplinary categories. Last year the Ministry of Education released the name list of World-class Universities and world-class constructing disciplines initiative, and Jilin University was successfully selected in the Category A of the world-class university initiative. And our eleven disciplines, namely archaeology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, philosophy, law, mechanical and bionic engineering, electronic science and technology, geological resources and engineering, and frontiers of medicine are selected as "Double First-class" constructing discipline initiative. 11 disciplines, namely chemistry, material science, physics, engineering, earth science, clinical medicine, biology & biochemistry, pharmacology &toxicology, agriculture, plant and animal science, and immunity rank top one percent in ESI. Among them, the ranking of chemistry and materials is tied for 38, both entering top one per thousand. Jilin University now steps into a new stage of connotation development, striving for excellence, and with a more open attitude, we are striding forward to our goal of becoming world-class university with Chinese characteristics.