Qufu Normal University is one of the key university in Shandong Province. It is located in Qufu, the hometown of Confucius---the great philosopher. educator anđ the. creator of Confucianism. Ithas its- new ; campus in the beautiful coasta1 city---Rizhao. In more than 52 years after its foundation, the university has been taking Confuciuus words as its instructional stanđard: - Toretain curiosity in learning. to teach anđ never become wearyl.
The instructional standard also aims for a very healthy mood: diligence, simplicity, unity and personal initiative. It has. trained and provided more than 140 thousand qualified graduates to society and it has been making a great contribution to the country s economic construction.
The university has one post-doctoral research station, six doctoral degree programs, 77 master degree programs of which seven are regarded as primary disciplines. It has 61 four year specialties which cover ten branches of learning including liberal arts, science, industry, law, and etc.. The university has one independent college (Xing Tan Independent College). 29 schools anđ departments, 28 research institutes, 14 provincial key programs, three provincial key laboratories and one social science research base. National Physical Educational Social Science Key Research Base, Ministry of Education Basic Education Curriculum Research Center in Qufu Normal University. Shandong Laser Polarization Engineering anđ Technology Center, Shandong Confucius Research Base and Shandong Physical Educational Social Science Research Base are also set in the university.
The university invited Dr. Ding Zhaozhong Nobel prize winner and a world famous Physicist as its honorary president. It also invited two academicians and two professors form different universities. There are 2262 faculty and staff. The faculty numbers 1393 of whom 219 areprofessors and 267 are associate professors. Seven young experts: were respectively awarded national and provincial recognition for their exceptiona1 contributions.