It was founded in 1946. In 1960, it was listed as national key university; In 1984, it was one of the 22 universities initially granted the permission to admit postgraduates; In 1995, approved by State Education Commission of China, it was granted as one of the first "Project 211" universities; In 2001, Jilin University was listed as one of “Project 985” key construction universities; In 2004.
Jilin University offers a wide range of disciplines, including 50 colleges or schools, covering 12 academic categories, namely, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medical science, management, and art. Among them, 11 disciplines, namely archaeology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, philosophy, law, mechanical and bionic engineering, electronic science and technology, geological resources and engineering, and one health are selected as “Double First-class” constructing disciplines according to the list released by Ministry of Education.
Our university is now home to five state key labs, 1 national engineering laboratories, 6 national-local joint laboratories, 1 national engineering and technology research center, 1 national animal experimental center, 4 international science and technology cooperation bases, 6 humanities and social science key research bases of the Ministry of Education, 12 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 5 engineering research center of the Ministry of Education, 1 joint laboratory of international cooperation of the Ministry of Education, 2 joint collaborative innovation centers, 1 field science observation station of the Ministry of Education, and 19 key laboratories of other ministries of China.
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator. They look at the number of award-winning (Fields Medals and Nobel Prize) scientists who are located there, how much of their research is cited and referenced around the world, and how much they've contributed to different academic fields. After calculating and comparing these criteria, ARWU ranks the universities accordingly.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world. They measure the rate of students going to their second year of studies, as well as the rate of students who graduate. It also asks university representatives on the performance of universities, and evaluates university resources, teacher salaries, graduation rates, student academic achievements and satisfaction. After calculating and comparing these criteria, U.S. News ranks the top international universities accordingly.
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world. They measure university reputation based on the impressions of higher education experts, companies who hire graduates, and teaching quality. QS also considers the ratio of international teachers and students present at universities, as well as the times research papers were mentioned by researchers. After calculating and comparing these criteria, QS ranks the universities accordingly.
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities. They look at how often they're producing new ideas, what their reputation is around the world, and how much they're contributing to science and academic fields. After calculating and comparing these criteria, THE ranks the universities accordingly.
The campuses in Changchun cover an area of 6.11 million square meters, with building area of 2.76 million square meters. Our university has a Zhuhai Campus, covering an area of 3.10 million square meters. There are 7.91 million books of various kinds in university library, which has been recognized by UNESCO, UNIDO and World Bank. Approved by the Ministry of Education, CALIS Northeast Center in our university is recognized as one of seven centers in China.