Mission & Vision
Jinan University is
a key comprehensive university which is listed in '211 Project' and jointly
constructed by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, Ministry
of Education of the People's Republic of China and Guangdong Province. As the
Paramount School of Overseas Chinese Students, JNU is always upholding the
faith of diffusing the knowledge and caring for Overseas Chinese, the motto of
loyalty, sincerity, integrity and respect and the policy of international
orientation especially towards Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
We remain dedicated
to widely recruiting students from home and abroad, seeking excellent teachers
and equipping JNU with advanced teaching conditions to popularize Chinese
traditional culture and cultivate various talents for the society. Jinan
University carries out the mission of continuing distingue spirits for past
sages along with establishing best disciplines as well as the a top university
for all future generations so that it be entitled with one of the prestigious
universities in China or even in Asia.
Facts and Figures
The university in Nanjing (1906-1923)
overseas Chinese groups, Jinan Academy, the predecessor of Jinan University,
was founded in Nanjing in 1906 as part of late Qing Government’s education
reform. Situated in the Yangtze River Delta -- China’s richest region -- that
city later became the capital of the Republic of China.
The university in Shanghai (1923-1941)
In 1923, renamedthe
National Jinan School, it moved to Shanghai. The largest city in the Far East
and China’s economic center at the time, Shanghai offered a stage for the
school’s rapid development. During its time there, the National Jinan School
earned a great reputation. In 1927 it was renamed the National Jinan
University, and since then it has been funded by the central government as a
The university in Fujian (1941-1946)
During the Anti-Japanese
War, JNU was forced to move to Fujian Province and built its campus in
Jianyang. The small county at the foot of the splendid Mount Wuyi was where Zhu
Xi, a Confucian scholar in the Song Dynasty, conducted his studies.
The university in Shanghai(1946-1949)
JNU moved back to
Shanghai after China defeated the Japanese invaders but suspended operations
before the Nationalist Party fled to Taiwan.
The university in Guangzhou(Post 1949)
The establishment of
the People’s Republic of China started the university’s new chapter. It
reopened in 1958 in Guangzhou, an advanced southern city in the Pearl River
Delta. Since Guangzhou adjoins Hong Kong and Macao, JNU admitted many students
from those two regions in addition to mainland China, and international
students as well. However, it was shut down for 10 years during the Cultural
The new era
Since China adopted
the Reform and Opening-Up Policy in 1978, JNU has been developing vigorously.
It became one of the major universities receiving state support in 1983 and one
of the “Project 211 Universities” in 1996. It celebrated its centennial in 2006
by holding grand ceremonies and displaying abundant achievements, attracting
worldwide attention. In 2015, JNU clarified its vision of “becoming a
distinctive high-level university with prestige” and planned to realize it in
five to ten years.