Dezhou University is a comprehensive University which was approved by the National Education Committee in March, 2000. It is the aggregation of Dezhou Teachers’ College, Dezhou Education College and Evening College Municipality, which has a 30 year history. The University lies in the northwest of Dezhou District which has been called the entrance to Beijing and thoroughfare to everywhere. In the east, there is the Beijing-Futian expressway, in the west, the Beijing-Shanghai railway and No. 104 state way. It enjoys convenient transportation and a quiet environment. It occupies 1100 h.a. with the total area of 362,500 square metres, which include 99,240 square metres for teaching and administration and 41,588 square metres for dormitories. It has modern teaching equipment costing ï¿¥56 million and 754,000 books. It has 73 laboratories, which include physics, chemistry, computer science, mechanical engineering and finance. It has advanced TV teaching performance systems, TV studio and news centre. The University School network center is one of the five branches in the Shandong Education Science and Research Computer Centre. There is a total of 1101 staff at University, including 705 teachers. Among the teachers, there are 48 professors and 277 associate professors, representing 37.75%. There are 206 lecturers which is 47.37% among teachers. In addition 8 teachers hold a Phd and 216, a Masters degree. There are 13 teachers who have received the Zeng Xianxin Good-Teacher Award and 14 who have received the Good-Teacher Award above provincial level. During teaching practice all teachers are dedicated to their calling. In the meantime, they are still carrying out teaching and scientific research and obtaining recognition for their achievements. This forms a teaching team which is well balanced in age and knowledge and having high qualifications in teaching and scientific research. Facing the 21st centuries challenges and competitions, Dezhou University is taking advantage of co-operation with other Universities. In order to become a high level University, Dezhou University has been trying bold reform and innovation. The purpose is to help it arrive at a better, higher position. Dezhou University will continue to encourage major specialization, enhance the professional standing of the teaching staff, widen the school scale and improve the quality and benefit of teaching.