Qingdao University is situated in Qingdao, China, the site of the Olympic Sailing Base and one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Facing the blue sea and backed by a mountain with beautiful surroundings and an enjoyable pleasant climate, Qingdao University is an ideal place for study and research.
With a long history as a private university founded in 1924, Qingdao University is a prestigious comprehensive university with both teaching and research. Aiming at exploration, innovation, application and knowledge impartment, meeting local education demands and is open to the world. It advocates the scientific spirit of independent thinking and seeking truth with the goal to cultivate talented people with multiple abilities, the sense of responsibility and a noble personality. The university is characterized by the interaction in disciplines between liberal arts and science for its course design. The teaching and research are actively conducted in a comprehensive manner.
Qingdao University has developed into a dynamic higher learning institution with world-oriented education. At present, it has 23 colleges and a total enrollment of more than 37,000 with faculty made up of over 2,000 professors and lecturers. QU offers ten categories of disciplines including liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Business, Economy, Management, Education and Law, etc.
QU has established world-wide exchange and cooperation relations with more than 140 universities and institutions. It keeps advocating multiculturalism and integrating global education content into its courses. QU actively implements various forms of educational and academic cooperation in international exchanges of teachers and students. This has offered opportunities for students and faculty to learn different languages, cultures and to broaden their global visions. Qingdao University welcomes friends and students from all over the world to come to our university for visits, study and work.
Qingdao University has established exchange and cooperation relationships with more than 140 overseas universities and higher learning institutions. At present, there are about 1,000 international students from more than 30 countries studying at QU and more than 60 long-term international teachers working at QU.
Up to now over 70 distinctive international programs have been established, covering the student exchange, faculty development, co-research, joint-courses projects, academic collaboration, and China study., etc. Many collaborative projects with the support of both Chinese and international government institutions have been achieved, including: the “Joint-education Degree Project of Tourism with Austria University”, the National HSK Test Centers (Chinese test for foreigners), the National Chinese Education Bases for Overseas Chinese, the cooperative partner university of Chinese National Confucius Institute overseas, the Base of the Chinese Flagship Program of the United States, the Test Center of the German National Test Daf.
The Departments of Korea, German, French and Spanish were successfully established with the foreign government support. Qingdao University has established large In-China Study programs which offer both Chinese language and culture degrees and training programs at different levels. QUPOCS (Qingdao University of Open China Study) has developed into one of the most welcoming programs (with English assistance) for foreigners with different demands.