Yangzhou University (YZU) is a key comprehensive university in Jiangsu Province. As one of the largest universities in the most economically vigorous area in China, YZU has been striving to provide quality education to its students ever since 1902. Today YZU offers 107 undergraduate programs, 230 master’s programs, 60 doctoral programs in 27 schools. More than 34,700 undergraduates and over 8,400 graduates are studying full-time on its 8 campuses. In addition to that, there are around 11,000 adult students studying part-time in its continuing education programs. Now YZU has more than 300 long-term international students enrolled in Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degree, YZU accepts about 100 short-term students per year.
About 3,700 faculty and staff members are working in YZU, of which over 2,000 are full-time teachers including 1,430 professors and associate professors and 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. As one of the first among colleges and universities allowed to grant master and doctoral degree, YZU now has 7 mobile stations for post-doctors, 11 doctoral programs in primary-level disciplines, 44 master programs in primary-level disciplines, as well as 14 granting rights in doctoral and master degree targeting at students for continuing education; YZU has 6 State-level Specialized Majors, 14 State-level Key Quality Courses, 1 State-level Bilingual Teaching Demonstration Course, 3 State-level Teaching Teams, 1 State-level Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, 2 National Base for Talent Training with Cooperation in Agriculture, Science and Education, 20 Joint Labs with the Central Government, 29 Provincial-level Distinctive Majors, 15 Provincial-level Prestigious Majors and 13 Provincial-level Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers in Basic Course.
YZU covers an area of about 4,090 mu (or some 273 hectares) with a floor area of 1.49 million square meters. Its eight campuses are located closely in the downtown area of Yangzhou. The University also owns experimental factories, farms, an animal hospital, an affiliated high school and affiliated clinical hospitals with a full range of modern facilities to meet the needs of teaching, research and student internships. YZU attaches great importance to international exchange and cooperation. It has set up close links and academic relations with a number of institutions of research and higher education in over 30 countries and regions. YZU is one of the earliest-opened universities approved by the Ministry of Education to admit international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. It is also one of the universities to accept students funded by Chinese Government Scholarship. YZU opens its door not only to the incoming foreign students, but also through the Confucius Institute established in Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA and Queensland University of Technology, Australia.