Exchange & Cooperation
Shandong University is committed to creating an internationally vibrant learning and research environment in partnership with universities, organizations and industries worldwide. It strives to provide more opportunities for faculty and students to advance their knowledge. SDU has built 117 international links in more than 40 countries and regions. Joint-education programs, student and faculty exchanges, opportunities to study abroad, international summer school and collaborative research have made it possible for the faculty and students to not only enjoy enriched academic studies, but also unique cultural experiences.
Every year, over 100 overseas delegations visit Shandong University. The number of international visitors totals more than 1500, including leaders of prestigious universities and renowned researchers and scholars. On top of the 30 international conferences that are held each year, more than 400 lectures are delivered on campus by overseas scholars. The university's campus community includes 80 international teachers and nearly 2000 international students. Since 2007, the university has provided annual financial support for more than 650 teachers to study abroad, attend international conferences, and participate in joint research activities. Each year, over 100 teachers study overseas for more than 6 months and nearly 800 students embark on overseas academic or cultural exchanges.
Shandong University has been actively involved in international research collaborations, such as the AMS Project led by Noble Laureate Prof. Samuel Ting and the ATLAS Project with CERN. Shandong University, in cooperation with Chinese Language Council International, has also established 7 overseas Confucius Institutes in France, Singapore, Australia, South Korea, Mongolia, and the Netherlands.