Jilin University
Jilin University logo.png
求实创新 励志图强[1]
Motto in English
Truth · Innovation · Aspiration[2]
TypeNational, Public
Established1946; 76 years ago (1946)
PresidentZhang Xi (张希)[3]
Academic staff
6,624 (June 2019)
Administrative staff
15,626[citation needed]
Undergraduates41,734 (June 2019)
Postgraduates26,872 (June 2019)
7,813 (June 2019)
Location, ,
Campus611 hectares (1,510 acres)
AffiliationsBRICS Universities League, Double First Class University, 211 Project, 985 Project
Jilin University
Simplified Chinese吉林大学
Traditional Chinese吉林大學

Jilin University (JLU; simplified Chinese: 吉林大学; traditional Chinese: 吉林大學; pinyin: Jílín Dàxué; often abbreviated JLU or 吉大) is a leading national research university located in Changchun, China. It is under the direct jurisdiction of China's Ministry of Education.[4] It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University.[5] It is strongly supported by state key projects such as Double First Class University Plan, former Project 985, Project 211 and Project 2011. Jilin University is consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious universities in China,[6][7] and has research projects in automobile engineering, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering and biology be identified as internationally renowned.[8][9][10] In 2017, the university is supported to achieve Class A "world-class" academic status under the Double First Class University Plan by China.[11][12] JLU's alumni include the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China Liu Yandong.


Founded in 1946 as the Northeast College of Administration in Harbin, Heilongjiang, Jilin University merged with many universities and colleges and changed its name many times. In May 1948, the Northeast Administration College merged with the Harbin University and was renamed Northeast Academy of Science. In November 1948, the Northeast Academy of Science moved to Shenyang, Liaoning and restored the name of Northeast Administration College. In 1950, it was renamed as Northeast People's University. After the Korean War broke out, it was relocated to Changchun, Jilin. In 1958, it was renamed Jilin University.[13]

In 2000, the former Jilin University, the former Jilin University of Technology, the former Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, the former Changchun University of Science and Technology (established 1951) and the former Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications combined to form the current Jilin University. On August 29, 2004, the former University of Military Logistics also merged with JLU. The university established a campus in Zhuhai in 2003.[14]


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The university has seven campuses in six districts that are home to 47 colleges covering 13 academic disciplines, including philosophy, economics, law, literature, education, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, military science and art. The university has five state key laboratories, one national engineering laboratory, six national-local joint laboratories, one national engineering and technology research center, six humanities and social science key research bases of the Ministry of Education, ten key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, five engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education and 18 key laboratories of other ministries.

It is a comprehensive and national key university.[15][16] JLU offers a variety of degree programs. It has 129 undergraduate programs, 304 Master's degree programs, 244 doctoral degree programs, and 42 centers for post-doctoral studies, 47 first-class university and discipline construction projects. There are 73,702 full-time students, with 27,397 postgraduate students, 43,260 undergraduate and college students, over 2,000 overseas students.

There are 6,657 faculty members in total, among which there are 2,110 professors and 1,618 doctoral advisors. There are 43 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering (including 33 adjunct members),[17] 7 senior professors of philosophical and social sciences, 20 members of assessment group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 29 involved in the “Ten Thousand Talents Program”, 8 national-level outstanding teachers, 5 chief experts in research and construction projects of the Marxism theory in the central government, 6 chief scientists in the national “Program 973”, 15 young and middle-aged experts with prominent contribution, 59 selected in the “Changjiang Scholars Program”, 33 winners of the “National Outstanding Youth Fund”, 31 winners of “National Excellent Youth Fund” and 90 selected in “Changbai Mountain Scholars” in Jilin Province.

Rankings and Reputation

University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[18]151-200 (2020)
QS World[19]493 (2021)
QS Employability[20]301-500 (2020)
USNWR Global[21]466 (2021)
Regional – Overall
QS BRICS[22]38 (2019)
USNWR Asia[23]76 (2021)
National – Overall
USNWR National[24]35 (2021)

The CWTS Leiden Ranking table 2020 ranked Jilin University at 14th in the world based on their publications for the time period 2015–2018.[25] In 2020, it ranked 82nd among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.[26] The university ranked 71st among the leading institutions globally in the Nature Index 2020 Annual Tables by Nature Research, that measure the high-quality research published in 82 high-quality science journals.[27] The University Ranking By Academic Performance (URAP) 2020/21 ranked Jilin University at 106th globally.[28] Jilin University ranked 255th worldwide and 21st nationwide in the CWUR World University Ranking 2020/21.[29]


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There are more than 50 multimedia and language learning audiovisual classrooms. Special attention has been paid to the construction of 20 basic science laboratories.

The university library claims a collection of 7.57 million books and is designated as the library of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and World Bank. It serves as the Comprehensive Information Center of Liberal Arts of the Education Ministry, the only Foreign Scientific Text Book Center in Northeast China, and the National Humanities and Social Science Higher Education Books Import Center. It is one of the seven centers of China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS) Center in Northeast China.

Several campuses have gymnasiums, stadiums, and arenas for basketball, volleyball, table tennis and artistic gymnastics. The Nanling Campus Stadium, which has a grass soccer field surrounded by standard synthetic racetracks, has 10,000 seats. There are tennis and basketball courts throughout the campus.

Jilin University has established ties with more than 289 universities, colleges, and research institutes in 39 countries/districts. Over 2,000 foreign students currently attend the university.


Notable alumni

Notable faculty

Colleges, Institutions and other Affiliated Organizations

There are 47 colleges or schools, as well as a few institutions and other affiliated organizations within 9 divisions in Jilin University,[30] including:

Division of Humanities[edit]

Division of Social Sciences[edit]

Division of Sciences[edit]

Division of Engineering[edit]

Division of Information Sciences[edit]

Division of Earth Sciences[edit]

Norman Bethune Health Science Center[edit]

Division of Agricultural Sciences[edit]

Division of Interdisciplinary Research[edit]


See also


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Coordinates: 43°52′48″N 125°18′04″E / 43.8800°N 125.3010°E / 43.8800; 125.3010