Jilin University

Jilin University (JLU), founded in 1946, located in Changchun, Jilin Province, China has 6,550 outstanding faculty members supporting its mission of research, teaching, and scholarship, offers 73,109 students a strong academic challenge in their undergraduate, master’s and doctorate study through teaching and research excellence.

JLU is a merger of six universities. On June 12th, 2000, the former Jilin University, Jilin University of Technology, Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, Changchun University of Science and Technology, and Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications merged into the current Jilin University. On August 29th, 2004, the former University of Military Logistics also joined Jilin University.

Led by its global strategy: Student-centered, Research-oriented and Service Glocal, as one of the largest and most comprehensive universities in China, selected as Category A in China’s “Double world-class initiative”, JLU undertakes the responsibility in educating talents, leading most-needed research, transferring and applying education and research benefit in helping Northeast China become more resilient and revitalized, more sustainable, healthy and smart.

Jilin University has developed partnerships with 302 universities and scientific research institutions from 40 countries or regions and has established 42 International cooperative platforms with higher education and scientific research institutions from 12 countries, including good many UArctic members like University of Groningen (Netherlands), Alfred-Wegener Institute (Germany), Copenhagen University (Denmark) and Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). JLU is committed to providing students with overseas learning opportunities through 79 dual degree programs with many world-leading universities, encompassing a wide range of disciplinary categories, including chemistry, materials sciences, electronic science and engineering, life sciences, business, law, etc.

By virtue of the above guidance and mechanism, the progression of JLU global strategy proves to be efficient in enhancing the schools, scholars and students’ global understanding and their intercultural communication competence, increasing JLU’s international profile with extended global impact.

Facts and figures

Web https://www.jlu.edu.cn
Year Established 1946
Total Number of Staff 17585
Number of Academic Staff 6550
Number of Students 73109
Focus Areas

Glaciers and ice sheets,
Subglacial environment,
Drilling in the polar regions,
Ice physical properties,
Glacier dynamics,
Low-temperature materials development,
Alternative energy systems,
Ice and permafrost engineering,
Remote sensing techniques,
Climate change,
Arctic geopolitics and security,
Economic development,
Resources and environment

Web link for international students http://cie.jlu.edu.cn/
Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes
Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Teaching and training
Education science
Training for pre-school teachers
Training for teachers at basic levels
Training for teachers with subject specialisation
Training for teachers of vocational subjects
Teacher training and education science (others)
Arts (broad programmes)
Fine arts
Music and performing arts
Audio-visual techniques and media production
Craft skills
Arts (others)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Foreign languages
Mother tongue
History and archaeology
Philosophy and ethics
Humanities (others)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Sociology and cultural studies
Political science and civics
Social and behavioural science (others)
Journalism and reporting
Library, information, archive
Journalism and information (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Wholesale and retail sales
Marketing and advertising
Finance, banking, insurance
Accounting and taxation
Management and administration
Secretarial and office work
Working life
Business and administration (others)
Law (broad programmes)
Biology and biochemistry
Environmental science
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Earth science
Physical science (others)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computer science
Computer use
Computing (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Mechanics and metal work
Electricity and energy
Electronics and automation
Chemical and process
Motor vehicles, ships and aircraft
Engineering and engineering trades (others)
Manufacturing and processing (broad programmes)
Food processing
Textiles, clothes, footwear, leather
Materials (wood, paper, plastic, glass)
Mining and extraction
Manufacturing and processing (other)
Architecture and town planning
Building and civil engineering
Architecture and building (broad programmes)
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (broad programmes)
Crop and livestock production
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (others)
Veterinary (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Nursing and caring
Dental studies
Medical diagnostic and treatment technology
Therapy and rehabilitation
Health (others)
Child care and youth services
Social work and counselling
Social services (broad programmes)
Transport services (broad programmes)
Environmental protection (broad programmes)
Environmental protection technology
Natural environments and wildlife
Community sanitation services
Environmental protection (others)