Beihua University is a province-owned comprehensive university whose scope is the most extensive one. Approved by the Ministry of Education, it was founded in 1999 by the combination of the original Jilin Teacher's college, Jilin Medical College, Jilin Forestry College and Jilin Electrification Academy. It is situated in the Rime Metropolis and Charming City Jilin.
The university has four campuses: the south, the north, the east, and the west campus, which totally occupies an area of 1,263,700 square meters with a floor space up to 830,300square meters. The gross value of its equipments is 184,000,000 RMB. The total collection of the university library reaches 2,562,700 volumes. Currently, the University has the total enrollments of 22,100 students, including 18,803 undergraduate students. The University has 27 academic colleges (Law School, School of Education Science, College of Physical Education, School of Chinese Language and Culture, Foreign Languages' College, College of Music, College of Fine Arts, College of History and Culture, College of Mathematics, College of Physics, College of Chemistry and Biology, College of Mechanical Engineering, College of Electrical and Information Engineering, School of Computer science and Technology, College of Software, College of Transportation and Civil Engineering, College of Forestry, College of Basic Medicine, College of Public Health, No. 1 Clinical Medical College (Affiliated Hospital), College of Medical Test, College of Stomatology, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Economic Management, College of Adults and Continuing Education and International Education and Exchange Institute), besides, 3 departments (centers) (College Foreign Languages’ Department, Educational Technology Center, Engineering Training Center), it offers 70 undergraduate specialties, containing 10 kinds of specialties (Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine and Management); 38 Master's programs, 1 Professional Master’s program (of Medicine), containing 9 kinds of specialties, 21 courses of first class; 1 national Forestry key specialty (Forest Cultivation); 6 provincial key specialty ((Forest Cultivation, Clinical Test and Diagnosis, Special History, Medicine, Power Electronics and Electric Transmission, Curriculum and Teaching Theory); 1 provincial key lab ( Forest and Ecological Environment); 1 provincial key research base of Human Social Science (East Asia History and Culture Research Center); 1 provincial base for Post-Doctoral science research and innovative undertaking; 1 provincial demonstration center for college experiments and teaching( Basic Experiment and Teaching Center for Medical and Examination and Test ); 1 provincial key constructing experiment center (Engineering Training Center); it is the base of cultural quality education for national college students; which is the sole educational and training base of psychological health for provincial college students. Among 1,559 faculties, there have been 212 professors, 539 associate professors, 1 provincial famous master, 1 provincial chief professor, 1 provincial key professor, 5 provincial fine young and middle-aged mainstays, 1 provincial advanced expert, 6 provincial young and middle-aged professional and technical personnel with outstanding contributions, 12 provincial top-notch innovative personnel, 30 winners of special State Council allowance, 11 famous masters of university, 65 pioneers of their courses and 97 fine young and middle-aged mainstays of the school, at the end of September, 2007.
Depending on its own condition and advantage of educational resource, Beihua university strengths the training of competent personnel and scientific research, provides intellectual support and scientific service, facing the economic construction, makes constant contribution in the development of the northeast industrial basement, local economy and social development. In the past three years, the faculties undertook 234 projects on National Nature Foundation, on the National “863” Project, on the National Natural Scientific Foundation and other National, provincial and Jilin city’s research projects, 25 projects entrusted by state-owned enterprises and institutions, 392 projects undertook by Beihua university. There have been 71 research results passed the appraisal by the nation, the province and the city, among which, 2 projects have researched the international advanced level, 14 projects have researched the national advanced level, 24 ones have been advanced domestic level, 130 projects have won Research Results awards from Jilin province and Jilin city, 9 projects have won national patent, 1977 articles have been published in academic periodicals. The faculties have undertaken 440 (34 national projects, 102 provincial projects) projects on teaching and research, published 593 articles on teaching and research, 149 teaching materials and works. In the past 2 terms teaching results ’awards of national higher education, we’ ve got 1 national teaching award, 30 provincial awards ( 6 are the first prizes), the total number is the first among provincial universities.
The university regards highly international exchange and cooperation, taking advantage of the scientific achievements and experience of school running of foreign universities, exploring our road of internationalization and modernization in the communication of national culture and the achievements of the world civilization. It has successively established exchange-and -cooperation relation with 27 universities or educational institutions from countries like America, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Canada, etc. During the combination for 7 years, the university invited nearly 170 foreign experts and scholars to deliver lectures, sent nearly 160 fine young and middle-aged mainstays, scientific researchers and management mainstays to America, Japan, Russia, South Korea, European countries and areas to visit, cooperate the scientific research, attend international academic conference. The university began to run school with South Korea by 2+2, 3+2, with America by 1+2+1, MBA +1, to exchange students with them. The university accepted 84 foreign students from Pakistan, Somalia, Australia and so on to study clinical medicine. In August, 2006, the Ministry of Education approved the university to accept Chinese government allowance for foreign students. In 2007, Kangwon National University and Beihua university co-established Confucius Institute. The university adapted to the development of worldwide higher education, developed itself in the exchange of Chinese culture and world civilization.
Beihua university accepted good achievement from the reform of higher education, inherited from original 4 colleges, especially after the combination, Beihua university improved the teaching condition and campus, with its gradually suitable professional and faculties structures, its more complete running levels, its equipment and facilities took shape, it promoted international education and academic exchange .At present, all the teachers and students abide by the school motto of "Advocating moral integrity and hard learning; Upholding self -reliance and earnest practice", they also aim at building the university into a key provincial comprehensive university with great influence both at home and abroad, with balanced development of multi-subjects, high educational quality, strong scientific research, and conspicuous advantages and features.