It was established in 1951 as Changwei Normal School, turned into Weifang University in 2000. Weifang University which is approved by the Ministry of Education as a full-time regular higher education university has a history of 57 years. It lies in the famous historical cultural city of Weifang which is also known as the Kite Capital of the world with beautiful scenery. WFU has more than 1700 staff among 23 teaching institutions. The university has 53 specialties in natural sciences, engineering, literature, economics, law, history, education, literature, management and agriculture. Students totalling over 20,000 come from 29 different provinces, municipalities or autonomous regions. WFU has always been active in international cooperation and exchanges. Friendly academic exchanges and cooperation relations have been established with universities in the Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, Britain and Austria. The university is active in international cooperation and exchange. Different universities from South Korea, Japan, US, Canada, Britain and Austria have established sister-relationship with WFU. From 2001 WFU was qualified to accept international students, over 200 international students from US, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and other countries have studied in WFU.