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Changchun university of science and technology (originally known as Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics)

     Changchun University of Science and Technology, situated by the very scenic South Lake of Changchun, Jilin Province, is a university which has distinguished itself in the fields of education and administration. Changchun University of Science and Technology, originally known as Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, was founded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1958. During the last five decades, “loyal and devoted, knowledgeable and professional, truth-seeking and innovative, modest and open-minded”, the scientific motto of Mr. Wang Daheng, the first president and the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as the school motto “Ambition, Perseverance, Practicality and Excellence” has exerts a profound and lasting influence on the development of the university.

     Widely acknowledged as “the Cradle for Chinese Optical Talents”, the university has cultivated over 100000 graduates who have made prominent contributions to the development of the country, the revitalization of science and technology, Chinese culture and education, as well as the social civilization and progress, among whom are academic elites, pillars of the country, entrepreneurs and talents in all walks of life.

     The university always aims to cultivate the innovative, versatile and practical management talents and has constructed a complete education system for undergraduates and postgraduates, and developed into a university with opto-electronic technology as her outstanding feature and with the integration of optics, mechanics, electronics, computer as well as material science as its superiority, and has realized coordinated development of technology, science, literature, economics, management, law and arts.

     To meet the demands of economic construction, the university actively conducts scientific research and enhances the ability in laser, optoelectronic instruments, testing, advanced manufacturing, computer application, optoelectronic function material, nanometer material, as well as biomedical engineering, and achieves a number of research findings. Humanities and social science fields, including economics, management, foreign languages, Chinese language and law, have taken on a prosperous look.

     The university always attaches great importance to international communication and has established good co-operations with more than 90 universities and research institutes from over 20 countries including the United States, Germany and Russia. More and more foreign scholars and overseas students come to the university to work or study, and more and more international conferences are held here.

     With the opportunities of constructing the World class universities and the world class disciplines, we will always spare no efforts to shoulder the sacred mission of rejuvenating the nation through scientific research and education, and construct Changchun University of Science and Technology into a word-class university with its superiority and specialty.

Jilin University

     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, and strongly supported by China’s “Project 211” and “Project 985”.

     Jilin University offers a wide range of disciplines, including 44 colleges or schools, covering 13 academic categories, namely, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, military science, medical studies, management, and art. There are 126 undergraduate programs, 291 accredited postgraduate programs, 244 accredited doctoral programs, including56 first-level accredited postgraduate programs and 44 first-level accredited doctoral programs, and 42 centers for post-doctoral studies, 4 first-level state key disciplines, 15 second-level state key disciplines, 47 first-class university and discipline construction projects. The ESI of 9 disciplines (fields) have ranked into 1% of the world,where 2 disciplines have ranked into1‰of the world.

     Jilin University boasts outstanding faculties. There are 6,624 faculty members in total, among which there are 2,014 professors and 1,213 doctoral advisors. There are 37 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering (including 27 adjunct members), 7 senior professors of philosophical and social sciences, 20 members of assessment group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 39 involved in the “1000 Talents Project” and 18 in “10,000 Talents Project”, 9 national-level outstanding teachers, 5 chief experts in research and construction projects of the Marxism theory in the central government, 44 selected in the “Changjiang Scholars Program”, 33 winners of the “National Outstanding Youth Fund”, 20 winners of “National Excellent Youth Fund”,etc. There are 70,157 full-time students, with25,084 doctoral and postgraduate students, 43,601 undergraduate and college student, 1,472 overseas students and 170,947 students receiving adult education.

     Our university is now home to 5 state key labs, 1 national engineering labs, 6 national-local joint labs, 1 national engineering and technology research center, 6 humanities and social science key research bases of the Ministry of Education, 11 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education and 23 key laboratories of other ministries.

     Cooperation and exchange relations with 270 universities, research institutions or international academic organizations in 39 countries and regions have been established. We have cooperated with first-class higher institutions abroad, setting up 32 joint research centers and labs.

     Technology Park of our university has been identified as a National University Science and Technology Park. Approved by the Ministry of Education, CALIS Northeast Center in our university is recognized as one of seven centers in China.

     Jilin University aims to become a high-level research university which is first-class in China and renowned internationally by 2020, an important base for training highly qualified innovative talents, transformation of high-level scientific research and achievements as well as introducing high-quality social service and advanced culture. We’re determined to build Jilin University into a world-class university by its centennial.

     Now, Jilin University has become an important base for the cultivation of high quality innovative talents, high level scientific research and achievement transformation, high quality social service and advanced culture. Our university is going to be an internationally renowned high-level research-based university, and it is striding forwards to the rank of the world-class university.

 

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