Liaocheng University (LCU) is located in Shandong Province, the birthplace 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 Liaocheng Teachers’ College, and in 2002, it became Liaocheng University with the 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 is 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 a 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 distinct 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.