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Jinan University
Motto 忠信笃敬
Motto in English loyalty, sincerity, integrity and respect
Established 1906
Type National
President Hu Jun
Students 32,408 students (22,174 full-time students)
Undergraduates 16,506 undergraduates
Postgraduates 6,890 graduates
Location Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong,  People's Republic of China
Website Jinan University

Jinan University (JNU; simplified Chinese: 暨南大学traditional Chinese: 暨南大學pinyin: Jìnán DàxuéWade-Giles: Chi-nan Ta-hsuëh) is a leading research and comprehensive university based in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. It is one of the oldest universities established on mainland China tracing back to the Qing Empire. It is a university administered by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the Chinese Ministry of Education.[1]



In 1906, a Manchu Minister named Duan Fang(端方,1861-1911) submitted a memorial to Emperor Guangxu(光緒帝, August 14, 1871–November 14, 1908), proposing that an oversea Chinese school be set up for the purpose of spreading far and wide the enlightening influence of education and strengthening the emotional ties with compatriots overseas. Emperor Guangxu approved of his proposal and thus Duan Fang was honored as the founder of Jinan university.. On March 23rd 1907. Jinan Academy founded in Nanjing, which serving as a curtain-raiser for the later development of overseas Chinese education. Henceforth became the first of its kinds in Chinese history. In 1927, Jinan Academy was renamed Jinan National University, located in Shanghai. After the found of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, Jinan University was closed and its schools was merged by the other university such as Fudan University. In 1958, Jinan University reestablished in Guangzhou.[2]

Though going through ups and downs with the history of the nation since its founding with the name Chi Nan School in 1906 at the end of the Qing Dynasty, Jinan University has never lost its way in the pursuit of truth and knowledge. Under the guidance of the school motto “loyalty, sincerity, integrity and respect”(忠信笃敬), in line with the aim of “modernization, internationalization and comprehensiveness”, Jinan University has been developing quickly in recent years.[3]

University Name

The name "Ji-Nan" (also Chi-Nan "reaching southward") comes from 'The Classic of History' (Chinese: 書經/书经; Pinyin: Shūjīng; ) which is a compilation of documentary records related to events in ancient history of China. The articles reads, "His speech and teachings spread from north to south, until they reached the four corners of the world." Thus the name "Jinan" conveys the school's mission: to spread Chinese culture and learning from North to South, from China to the rest of the world.[4]

Historical Events

Jinan Academy
Jinan Academy
Jinan National University
Jinan National University
(1941 - 1946)
Jinan National University
Jiaotong University
Fudan University
Jinan University
Jinan University
Medical School established
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College of Economics established
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Credit System established
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College of Liberal Arts est.
College of Science and Engineering est.
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College of Continuous Education
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College of Chinese Language and Culture est.
Tourism College est.
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Management School est.
Zhuhai College est.
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College of Life Science and Technology est.
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College of Journalism and Communication
College of Information Science and Technology
College of Foreign Studies
Pharmacy College
Law School and International School
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Clinical Medicine College
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College of Arts
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Jinan University celebrated its Centenary Celebration

Location and Campus

The university has 4 campuses:

  • main campus, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
  • College of Chinese language and culture, Guangzhou
  • Zhuhai College, Zhuhai
  • Tourism College, Shenzhen


Jinan university consist of 20 colleges and 89 research institutes. The university offers 67 undergraduate degrees, 133 master degree programs, 58 Ph.D degree granting programs, 45 Ph.D programs and 6 post-doctorate research stations. The university also has 2 national key disciplines and 1 national engineering center. There are 32,408 students in the university, including 22,174 full-time students, 6,890 graduates and 16,506 undergraduates. The number of overseas students,including foreign students, overseas Chinese students, students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, comprise up to 12,108.

The current president of the university is Dr. Hu Jun.

University achievements

  • One of the oldest universities in China and one of the “211” key national universities in China
  • The 1st university in China to recruit foreign students
  • The 1st university in China to enroll students at both spring and autumn semesters
  • The 1st university that pioneered the implementation of credit system in China
  • The university with the largest number of overseas students
  • The only university which have alumni in both Chinese and foreign state-level leaders in China


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