Liaocheng University (LCU) is located in Shandong Province, the birth place of Confucius and his culture. It is a key provincial comprehensive university, founded in 1974 as Shandong Teachers¡¯ College, Liaocheng Branch. In 1981, with the approval of the State Council, Liaocheng Branch was renamed as Liaocheng Teachers¡¯ College, and in 2002, it became Liaocheng University with approval of the Ministry of Education.
The west and east campuses of the university cover a total area of 500 acres with building spaces of 750,000 m2. The total value of laboratory facilities and equipment are RMB 3.35 million. Its libraries have a collection of 2,700,000 volumes plus 28,808 GB of electronic books and journals. With its picturesque lakes and evergreens -- together with many modern teaching facilities, lab buildings, libraries, web centers, and gymnasiums -- the campus creates an elegant environment for study and research.
The University offers master¡¯s degrees and bachelor¡¯s degrees. It now comprises 25 colleges with 88 undergraduate degree programs and 127 master degree programs. The undergraduate degree programs include, but are not limited to, philosophy, economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, administration, arts and medicine. Currently, LU has an enrollment of 33,362 full time students, with a teaching and administrative staff of 1,925.
Liaocheng University focuses on teaching excellence, and continually improves upon its educational model --- Teaching students in accordance with their aptitude and their aspirations. LU has graduated more than 160,000 students, who are playing important roles in different walks of society. Many of whom are recognized as outstanding teachers, administrators, scientists and entrepreneurs.
The University boasts solid academic foundation and advantage in chemistry, information and communication engineering, world history, Chinese language and literature, education and agriculture. It has also developed featured research on the Pacific Islands, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, biological pharmacy and environmental information. The Teachers Education and the Cultivation of the Reserved Military Officers have formed the two distinctive fields of study. Liaocheng University, together with the local government, has established such high-level research platforms as the Institute for New-energy Automobiles, the Research Center for Non-Ferrous Metals, the Institute for Quality Control and Development so as to better serve and promote the development of the local economy and society.
The University actively promotes international exchange and cooperation with a goal to internationalize its education. It has established cooperative relationships with 60 universities and research institutes in 20 countries such as the US, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, and South Korea. Over 50 cooperative projects have been launched which include faculty exchange, student exchange, and joint-educational programs. A Confucius Institute is jointly run with Philadelphia University in Jordan.
Liaocheng University¡¯s motto of ¡°being dedicated, erudite, realistic and creative¡± has inspired its people to move forward for years. With its established academic foundation and untapped potential, LU will work hard to realize its vision to continually be among the first-rate educational and intellectual resources in the country.
Liaocheng University welcomes you to our beautiful and congenial campus.
Liaocheng, where Liaocheng University is located, is in the west of Shandong Province, a province with well-developed economy in China. In the central area of the Confucian Culture, Liaocheng covers an area of 8,590 km2 and has a population of 6.4 million. The Beijing-Kowloon Railway from north to south, the Qingdao-Jinan-Handan Railway from east to west and the expressway network join here, which makes Liaocheng an important transportation hub in China. With a history of more than 4,000 years, Liaocheng enjoys the blending of different cultures and civilizations: the Longshan Civilization which represents the pre-historic civilization of China, the Confucius Culture, which represents the traditional ethics and philosophies, the Canal Culture which represents the business civilization and the Yellow River Civilization which represents the agricultural civilizations in China. The blending of different cultures and civilizations blesses the city with unique regional and cultural features, plenty of historical and cultural relics, deep culture, rich tourism resources and well-developed economy.
Liaocheng enjoys the following reputations:
One of the 99 National Historical and Cultural Cities Proclaimed by the State Council of China
Water City North of the Yangtze River, Ancient City on the Grand Canal
Excellent Tourism City at the National Level
One of the Ten Leisure Cities in China