Jiamusi University is located in Jiamusi, a charming city in Heilongjiang Province of China. The university was founded in 1947, and after 60 years of development and construction, it has found its way into the list of key universities to receive special support from Heilongjiang Government. The University has covered post-graduate education, general higher education, higher vocational and technical education and adult education (continuing education). In 2009, it started its doctorate degree program.
The university, covering an area of 1.5 million square meters with the construction area of 950,000 square meters, has five school districts and a Hi-Tech Park, twenty-six colleges, a department directly under the university and sixty-nine research institutes. The academic subjects and disciplines of the university include ten disciplines involving arts, science, law, engineering, medicine, economics, education, history, management and agriculture. It has seventy-six undergraduate programs and thirty-four master's degree programs. Among them, there is one state-level special subject, one demonstratively experimental subject of vocation and profession at the national level, eight key province-level subjects, three provincial key laboratories, three provincial experiment centers by demonstration, and nine provincial quality courses.
The university employs 3076 teachers and staffs, among whom there are 1501 teaching staffs with senior professional title, including "academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Yangtze Scholars", "Longjiang Scholars" and a group of distinguished professors and visiting professors. It enrolls 24821 undergraduates from our country's 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, 1000 graduates and 12699 students of continuing education.
Jiamusi University has fixed assets up to 1.3 billion RMB, including teaching equipments worth of 240 million RMB, a collection of over one million books. It has the metal wear-resistant materials and surface engineering research centers of Ministry of Education, The Rehabilitation Talents Training Center of the Health Ministry, The General Medical Training Center of Heilongjiang Province and Sino-Russian Scientific and Technical Cooperation Center. The three university journals, "Social Science Journal of JMSU", "Natural Science Journal of JMSU", "Medical Science Journal of Heilongjiang", enjoy a circulation both at home and abroad.
The university, adhering to such an educational policy of "cultivating students" as its basic principle and teaching as its central task, carries out the "teaching year" activities, deepens teaching reforms, keeps innovating the talent training model and implementing "One Body , Two Wings" program (One body refers to teaching; two wings refer to computer teaching and foreign language teaching). The teaching quality of the school has been continuously improving, and students' comprehensive quality involving employment ability has been greatly enhanced. By the end of 2009, it has cultivated nearly 400,000 competent people of various types.
Taking the opportunity of starting the doctorate degree program, the university carries out the activity of "discipline year" to strengthen the "twenty subjects" program, and meanwhile it has founded "six experiment (research) centers", thus the comprehensive advantages have been fully demonstrated.
Jiamusi University has undertaken some large-scale and highly sophisticated national projects from National Projects "973" and Projects "863", Key Projects of National Natural Science Foundation, National Social Science Fund Project, Nation Supporting Program of Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Projects of the Ministry of Education. In the research field of wear-resistant materials, drug research and agricultural engineering research, the university has been awarded dozens of national patents and greatly strengthened the ability to improve the development of the economy.
The university has established friendly and cooperative relations with 32 colleges and universities from 13 countries and regions including Russia, the United States, Britain, South Korea and Japan. With China's government scholarship, more than 702 students from 51 countries are pursuing their studies. These overseas students won the team title in the First International Competition of Chinese and the personal top three. One person won Bronze Medal on the second session of the "Chinese Bridge" Competition of China.
Adhering to the guiding educational principle "to stabilize the scale; to improve quality, to strive for unique characteristics; to meet the needs of local economy", Jiamusi University aims to build a high level university of rapid and comprehensive development. Jiamusi University has been making a greater contribution to achieve the objective of invigorating China through the development of science and education and strengthening Heilongjiang Province through the improvement of higher education.