Founded in 1958, Jilin Sport University is located in Changchun, Jilin Province, which is characterized by beautiful environment and four distinct seasons, and is the only sport university in Jilin Province. With overall promotion of management system reform for higher education, Jilin Province Sports School was incorporated in Jilin Sport University in 2004 based on approval of the People’s Government of Jilin Province. During approximately 60 years of its history, Jilin Sport University cultivated and provided tens of thousands of multi-level talents specializing in sports for the country and the society and thus made significant contributions to development of national and regional sports undertakings and economic and social development.
At present, the university has Nanling Campus and Linhe Campus, covering an area of 627,000 m2. There are approximately 600 teaching and administrative staff members and more than 7,000 full-time students in the university. The university has excellent staff, among which 200 teachers have senior professional titles and 70% of teachers have doctor’s degrees and master’s degrees. There are many well-known experts and scholars listed in national Millions of Talents Project, selected as State-level Famous Teachers, Young and Middle-aged Experts Making Outstanding Contributions to the Country, Experts Covered by Special Government Allowance Provided by the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China, National Model Teachers, Model Workers in China’s Educational System, Young Teachers Awarded with Fok Ying Tung Prize, Excellent Talents in the New Century, Excellent Young Physical Education Teachers in China’s Institutions of Higher Learning, Changbai Mountain Scholars, Provincial-level Senior Experts, Provincial-level Famous Teachers, Top-notch and New-type Talents at Provincial Level and Young And Middle-aged Experts Making Outstanding Contributions to Jilin Province, in addition to which a great number of teachers are appointed members of National Steering Committee for Physical Education of Institutions of Higher Learning and Review Committee of National Social Science Fund of China as well as Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of various global and national sports associations (societies).
Jilin Sport University is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Jilin Sport University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. Jilin Sport University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services. The university has authorized units which are approved to confer master’s degree for primary discipline Sports Science, master’s degree for Physical Education and master’s degree for Arts. The university has one primary discipline ranked “top priority” under key project approval of Jilin Province (including 4 secondary disciplines) and 2 provincial-level key secondary disciplines. There are 10 undergraduate majors in the university, which cover five disciplines including Pedagogy, Management, Art, Science and Law, based on which a multi-layer and multi-mode talent cultivation system is formed, which covers postgraduate education, undergraduate education, continuing education and specialized secondary education.
The university made a range of landmark achievements at the national level in the aspects of quality of undergraduate teaching and teaching reform projects, including 3 prizes for national teaching achievements and 11 prizes for teaching achievements at the provincial and ministerial level. The university has 2 state-level top-quality courses, 12 provincial and ministerial-level top-quality courses and 29 provincial-level excellent courses. In addition, 2 state-level characteristic majors, 5 provincial-level characteristic majors and 2 provincial-level branded majors were constructed by the university. Furthermore, the university constructed 5 provincial-level excellent teaching teams, 3 provincial-level experimental teaching demonstration centers of regular institutions of higher learning and 3 innovative experimental areas for talents training mode, and one state-level top-quality textbook was chiefly edited