About the University:
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 to the Northeast People's University. The Northeast People's University evacuated from Shenyang to Changchun, Jilin. In 1958, it was renamed "Jilin University." In 2000, the Jilin University of Technology, the Norman Bethune Medical University, the Changchun University of Science and Technology and the Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications merged with JLU.
Jilin University is a leading national research university under the direct jurisdiction of China's Ministry of Education. Located in Changchun, the capital city of Jilin Province in Northeast China, The University has thirteen disciplinary areas, six national key laboratories, and seven national bases for the development of basic science. Other resources include five research bases for humanities and social sciences, eleven key laboratories sponsored by the Ministry of Education and eleven by other ministries of Chinese government.
Jilin University is one of the most prestigious "Top 10" universities in China, and has several research projects in automobile engineering, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering and biology be identified as internationally renowned. JLU also provides undergraduate and graduate programs across board as in law, literature, philosophy, medicine and veterinary science etc. It is one of the key universities involved in China's Project 985, Project 211 and Project 2011.
There are more than fifty multimedia classrooms 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 5.26 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 is one of the seven centers of China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS) Center in Northeast China.
Accommodation and campus life:
There are six campuses in Jilin University. Qianwei Campus, Chaoyang Campus, Xinmin Campus, Nanhu Campus, Nanling Campus and Heping Campus. The international students are assigned to the nearest apartment according to their professions. All the international students can live in a double room. Every room is equipped with desk and chair, wardrobe in the building. Also all the rooms are equipped with bedding. International medical students are not allowed to rent apartment outside the campus. The rooms are provided with public toilet and kitchen. Bus stops, bank, post office, shops, and restaurants are all within walking distance of the apartments.