About Ludong University
Ludong University (website), under the jurisdiction of Shandong Provincial Government, is located in Yantai, a beautiful seaside city in the east of Shandong Peninsula surrounded by Bohai Sea and Huanghai Sea. As one of the first 14 coastal cities opening to the world, Yantai boasts enviable environment, comfortable climate, a population of friendly citizens and prosperous economy. Yantai is not only famous as “the best city to live” by UN, International Wine and Vine City, but also earns its name with its rapid development, cuisine, safety and tourism.
Ludong University, formerly called Yantai Normal College, founded in 1930, is a comprehensive university with arts, science and engineering as its mainstay and coordinated multidisciplinary development. The campus covers an area of 2134 mu, among which 826,000 square meters is contributed to teaching buildings. There are 22 colleges, 17 key provincial disciplines, laboratories and Arts & Social Science research bases, 13 first-level disciplines for master-degree programs, 77 second-disciplines for master-degree programs, 5 disciplines for professional master programs (with 19 specialties), and 73 majors for undergraduate programs. Currently, there are 1401 full-time teachers, and more than 29,000 students, including 1,300 postgraduates, over 27,000 undergraduates and about 800 international students.
In line with the trend of globalization, Ludong University has opened up through increasingly frequent international exchanges and diverse cooperation with foreign partners. As one of the earliest 200 universities authorized by the State Education Commission to admit international students, it has established cooperative partnership, extensive and substantial, with 74 universities from 12 countries, including South Korea, Japan, USA, Russia and France, regarding joint educational programs, mutual visits among faculty and academic exchange. So far, Ludong University has 1 Sino-Foreign Joint-Education Institute, called Ulsan Ship and Ocean College, established by Ludong University and University of Ulsan, has set up Loire Confucius Institute with University of Angers and UCO in France, and Sejong College with Nambu University, and 5 joint education programs with universities from South Korea, Japan, the USA and the UK, and has lauched “2+ 2”,“3+1” and “3+2” in colaboration with many universities abroad. Ludong University, authorized to receive international students with “Chinese Government Scholarship”, “Confucius Institute Scholarship”, “Shandong Provincial Government Scholarship”, has been enjoying fast development with international students’ education. Ludong University sets up “International Preppies Education Base of Shandong Province”, “TCFL Popularization and Research Center of Shandong Province”, “Test Center of HSK” and “Test Center of BCT” to promote its education internationalization
Ludong University Campus
Introduction Video by Students (Chinese)
Yantai (Panorama), in the middle of Shandong Peninsular, around 200 kilometers away from Qingdao, is one of the most famous coastal cities in China. It is bordered by both the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea, and lies across from South Korea and Japan. Its population was 6,968,202 during the 2010 census.
Like Qingdao, Yantai is an increasingly popular summer destination among both Chinese and foreigne tourists, thanks of course to its sunny and soft beaches. Unlike the beaches of Qingdao, Yantai’s beaches are very relaxed and less crowded.
In 2004, China Central Television (CCTV) recognized Yantai as the most “Charming City of China.” Although Yantai is not a metropolis like Beijing and Shanghai, it has its own unique charm. Adding to the draw of local natural resources, the picturesque scenery in and around the city has earned the area acclaim by the United Nations, which lists it as one of the most habitable places in the world. Undulating hills rise above the area’s many rivers, and are framed by beaches and neighboring islands.
Although located in North China, monsoons regulate the climate, keeping the area warm and humid. The average annual temperature of Yantai weather is 11.8C (53.24F).
Yantai is easily accessible from Jinan and Qingdao with frequent trains daily and a high speed train to Qingdao. Yantai Penglai International Airport provides scheduled flights to major airports in China as well as Seoul, Osaka, and Hong Kong
Local food here is well-known all around China. Local cooks take advantage of area’s abundant sea food, vegetables and fruits, creatively crafting tasty dishes. Yantai is also the cradle of wine production in China, housing the largest wine production base in Asia.
Yantai is the cradle of Chinese wine production, being home to the largest wine production base in all of Asia. The internationally recognized wine brand, Changyu, produced in Yantai, has thrust Yantai onto the world wine stage, as it were; Yantai has become as beloved a name to lovers of Chinese wines as is Bordeaux to lovers of French wines.