TO DEZHOU UNIVERSITY
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 ￥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
There are 20 departments, 2 teaching offices,
16 undergraduate courses and 35 college and training courses.
The majors cover literature, science, law, education, history,
industry and agriculture. It gradually forms a proficient
system in which arts, science and industry are dominant and
blend with each other and develop a greater harmony. Its principal
activity is undergraduate education.
The number of fulltime students is 11010, it has another 2521
Dezhou University has been emphasizing the
development and construction of major disciplines, consolidating
the position of teaching, introducing qualified personnel,
strengthening the structure of the teaching staff, funding
and carrying out the reform of teaching practice. The University
considers that these are the active elements to improve the
quality of education. In recent years, many scientific programmes
have been granted by the country and province. In addition,
about 19 teachers have been commended or given special allowance
by national government. The achievements of the graduate students
and quality of teaching and organizing are ranked to the forefront
among similar Universities.
In November 2001, Dezhou University was evaluated
as to conditions and teaching standards, which was organized
by Shandong Education Committee, which gave the University
its approval. According to the demand in teaching and regional
economic developments, Dezhou University advocates and carries
out scientific research programmes, encouraging each other
in teaching and scientific research, and achieving much. In
recent years, our University has undertaken 82 programmes
in different fields. Among them, 26 are at the state or province
level. Seventeen achievements were awarded by state of province.
Some of them fill the spaces in the state or provincial research
fields. Still others get international aid.
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.