Brief Introduction of Ludong University
Ludong University, under the jurisdiction of Shandong Provincial Government, is located in Yantai, a beautiful seaside city in the east of Shandong Peninsula surrounded by Bohai Sea and Huanghai Sea. As one of the first 14 coastal cities opening to the world, Yantai boasts enviable environment, comfortable climate, a population of friendly citizens and prosperous economy. Yantai is not only famous as “the best city to live” by UN, International Wine and Vine City, but also earns its name with its rapid development, cuisine, safety and tourism.
Ludong University, formerly called Yantai Normal College, founded in 1930, is a comprehensive university with arts, science and engineering as its mainstay and coordinated multidisciplinary development. The campus covers an area of 2134 mu, among which 826,000 square meters is contributed to teaching buildings. There are 22 colleges, 17 key provincial disciplines, laboratories and Arts & Social Science research bases, 13 first-level disciplines for master-degree programs, 77 second-disciplines for master-degree programs, 5 disciplines for professional master programs (with 19 specialties), and 73 majors for undergraduate programs. Currently, there are 1401 full-time teachers, and more than 29,000 students, including 1,300 postgraduates, over 27,000 undergraduates and about 800 international students.
In line with the trend of globalization, Ludong University has opened up through increasingly frequent international exchanges and diverse cooperation with foreign partners. As one of the earliest 200 universities authorized by the State Education Commission to admit international students, it has established cooperative partnership, extensive and substantial, with 74 universities from 12 countries, including South Korea, Japan, USA, Russia and France, regarding joint educational programs, mutual visits among faculty and academic exchange. So far, Ludong University has 1 Sino-Foreign Joint-Education Institute, called Ulsan Ship and Ocean College, established by Ludong University and University of Ulsan, has set up Loire Confucius Institute with University of Angers and UCO in France, and Sejong College with Nambu University, and 5 joint education programs with universities from South Korea, Japan, the USA and the UK, and has lauched “2+ 2”,“3+1” and “3+2” in colaboration with many universities abroad.
Ludong University, authorized to receive international students with “Chinese Government Scholarship”, “Confucius Institute Scholarship”, “Shandong Provincial Government Scholarship”, has been enjoying fast development with international students’ education. Ludong University sets up “International Preppies Education Base of Shandong Province”, “TCFL Popularization and Research Center of Shandong Province”, “Test Center of HSK” and “Test Center of BCT” to promote its education internationalization.