Liaocheng University (LCU), a provincial comprehensive university located in Liaocheng City, was founded in 1974 as Shandong Teachers’ College, Liaocheng Branch. In 1981, with the approval of the State Council, the Liaocheng Branch was renamed as Liaocheng Teachers’ College, and in 2002, approved by the Ministry of Education, it adopted its present name. Liaocheng City is a national historical and cultural city known as the “Water City North of the Yangtze River”. LCU has been authorized to issue master’s and bachelor’s degrees and to provide training courses for people with equivalent education record to apply for master’s degree or for the specialty training. LCU now has 25 colleges, 88 undergraduate degree programs, 93 master degree programs and 5 professional master degree programs. The undergraduate degree programs include, but are not limited to, philosophy, economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, and administration. At present, the enrollment of full-time students totals 33,362, and LCU now has 2,150 full-time faculty members. In addition, the university employs professors and instructors from Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Canada, the UK, the United States and other countries. The west and east campuses of the university, cover a total area of 200 hectares with building structures occupying an area of 750,000 m2. The total value of laboratory apparatus and equipments is RMB335 million Yuan. Its libraries possess a collection of books up to 2,633,000 volumes and hundreds of TB electronic books and journals. With its picturesque lakes and evergreens -- together with many modern teaching facilities, lab buildings, libraries, web centers, and gymnasiums -- the campus creates an elegant environment uniquely suited for study and research. LCU promotes a spirit of dedicated and committed teaching, the admiration of knowledge, honest behavior, and continued progress, taking as its mission the training of personnel, scientific research, and the offering of social services. LCU also aims to nurture specially talented students by providing solid academic foundations to aid them putting their abilities into practice. LCU enforces the strategy of “constructing the university with the highest standards, promoting it with specialties, and strengthening it by working with talented professors”; now it takes great efforts to support the comprehensive internal development. The standards of the operation of the university, likewise, its social reputation, have been enhanced overall.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Liaocheng University that are published in OMICS International journals.