The predecessor of Jinan University is Jinan School, which was founded in 1906 by the Qing government in Nanjing. Then the university was moved to Shanghai. In 1927 it changed the name to National Institute of Jinan University. In August 1949, the university merged with Fudan University and the Jiaotong University. In 1958, the university was reconstructed in Guangzhou.
In June 1996, Jinan University became one of the key universities of the 21st century. In 2007, the school was rated as excellent in the evaluation of undergraduate teaching, which is launched by the Ministry of Education. In 2008, the university officially launched the national "211 Project" three-grade construction; the university’s eight projects have been identified as national key disciplines of construction projects.
The university has 20 colleges, 49 departments, 107 research institutes and 80 laboratories, 69 Undergraduate programs; 134 master's degree subjects, 6 doctorate subjects, 39 PhD subjects. Moreover, the university has 9 centers for post-doctoral studies, 1 post-doctoral research workst..View more