Co-sponsored by the Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education, Fuzhou University is one of the national key universities that are selected into the “211 Project”, a Chinese government program for the 21st century to support 100 selected universities for their further rapid development. Founded in 1958, it has now developed into a key comprehensive university in Fujian Province, giving priority to engineering courses and also enjoying a reputation for excellence in other fields including sciences, economics, management, liberal arts, law, arts and design, etc.
Now Fuzhou University covers an area of more than 350 hectares, including several campuses such as Yishan campus, Qishan campus, Tongpan campus and the College of Industrial Art in Xiamen. The main running campus is Qishan campus, located in the University Town of Fuzhou Region. The present floor space of the whole university buildings for public use has reached over 1.1 million square meters and the sports field covers over 200,000 square meters.
There are 19 colleges in Fuzhou University, mainly for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education and two independently operated colleges -- Zhicheng College and Yangguang College. It offers 58 doctoral degree programs, 141 master’s degree programs, 11 professional degree programs, and 75 undergraduate programs.
Fuzhou University has a staff of 3084, including over 1,828 full-time teachers. Fuzhou University has been approved by the Ministry of Education to offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs to students from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan regions and also abroad. At present, there are about 50,000 full-time students in Fuzhou University. Since its establishment, about 200,000 students have graduated from Fuzhou University. Fuzhou University began to receive foreign students in the 1980s, and so far it has welcomed hundreds of foreign students from about 20 countries studying in various programs.
Fuzhou University has been taking great efforts to develop the cooperation and exchange with the outside world. It has built a friendly and collaborative relationship with more than 20 universities in different countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea and so on. Fuzhou University has become an important window for scientific, academic, educational and cultural exchanges between Fujian Province and the outside world.