imbued with a profound traditional culture and the spirit of the present. Qingdao University, established in 1924 and then named as National Qingdao University and National Shandong University. In 1946, National Shandong University merged with Qingdao Medical Specialized School, resulting in the establishment of the Medical School, which was later separated from Shandong University in 1956 and became Qingdao Medical School. Shandong University moved to Ji’nan in 1958, and Qingdao University started its reconstruction in 1985. The institute, unique in medical education, underwent various stages as Qingdao Medical School, Qingdao Medical University, and Qingdao Medical Specialized School.
Qingdao University has developed into a large-scale, well-managed comprehensive university with a good teaching staff and a complete range of disciplines with high prestige among similar domestic universities. With 23 colleges, Qingdao University encompasses 80 undergraduate programs covering disciplines as
- Liberal arts
Its library, the largest in terms of floor area in Shandong Province, houses over 3,000,000 books. The university has advanced teaching facilities and an effective campus network.
It has established academic partnership and exchange programs with 130 universities and colleges in 20 countries and regions, including the USA, Britain,Germany,Japan,Korea,Russia,Canada,Australia,Sweden,Singapore and,Israel. Forty universities from among these countries have signed bi-lateral exchange agreements with Qingdao University. Each year, the university employs more than 50 qualified native foreign language teachers with long-term work contracts and over 100 visiting professors on a short-term basis. Meanwhile, each year about 100 Chinese teachers and students from Qingdao University study in these “sister universities” throughout the world.
Qingdao University first started to accept the Clinical Medicine (MBBS) program international student in 2006. It is one of 30 universities qualified by the State Education Commission to accept Clinical Medicine (MBBS) international students using English as a medium program. Now there are about 120 international students studying Clinical Medicine (MBBS) Program at Qingdao University. Most of them come from India.