Shandong University is one of the leading universities in China. With 104 years of history, Shandong Universityhas a variety of disciplines. Its medical school, established in 1864, signified the beginning of modern Chinese higher education. Its main body, Shandong Imperial College (Shandong Da Xue Tang) established in 1901, was the second national university in China, only after the Imperial University of Peking. Moreover, it was the first university to be established and run in accordance with a chartered constitution.
Today, Shandong University comprises 8 campuses in 3 different cities (Jinan, Qingdao and Weihai) in Shandong Province. Its full-time student population totals up to 60,000, of which 40,000 are full-time undergraduates, 18,000 are postgraduates and about 2,000 are international students. The university currently offers 12 general disciplines for undergraduates and postgraduates, namely philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and fine arts.