Yantai University faces the Yellow Sea on the east and the green mountains on the west. With its beautiful scenery and pleasant climate, Yantai University is closer to the ocean than any other national university, and it also has the longest coastline.
Yantai Universitywas established in July 1984. With the approval of the Ministry of Education, Peking and Tsinghua universities jointly sent elite teachers specialized in teaching, research and management to assist in its long-term plan of development. The Developmental Committee, assisted by Peking and Tsinghua universities, was established in 1990. In order to ensure a higher starting point and to encourage rapid development, the committee regularly discussed and guided Yantai University’s teaching, research, curriculum development, and reform.
Centered on teaching with a focus on the instructors, as well as on thestudents, Yantai University has placed great emphasis oncurriculum development and research and has made great progress in achieving quality education. Withthe ideal of integrating the sciences, engineering, and the humanities, Yantai University has consistently strived to improve its educational standardsin order to ensure the continuous development of its teaching quality.
In 1995, Yantai University successfully passed the Undergraduate Teaching QualificationsEvaluationfrom the National Education Commission. In 1998, YantaiUniversity was granted the Master Degree Conferral Right; and in 2004, the universitywas given theAward of Excellence during the Undergraduate Teaching Qualifications Evaluation organized by the Ministry of Education. In 2007, Yanta University was entrusted with and selected as the Training Unit for Military Officers by the General Political Department of PLA. In 2012, the university became one of first provincial universities to enter into the“Prominent University Project”. At the present time, Yantai University is entitled to admit students at the doctoral, master, bachelor, and associate levels, as well as to grant the corresponding degrees.
Yantai University consists of 21 schools and colleges, 46 research centers, and 56 undergraduate majors covering up to ten curriculums, including Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Law, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Management, Education, and Art. At present, there are 28,000students enrolledincluding baccalaureate and associate degree students, as well as graduate and foreign students.The students who are studying at the baccalaureate level are from 31 different provinces and regions. Moreover, Yantai University covers an area of 1.4
million square meters,with a total buildingfloor space of 935, 000 square meters and a library of 43,800square meters. The total value of the teaching equipment amounts to 240 million yuan.