Jinan is adjacent to Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei to the north, the Yangtze River Delta to the south, and the Bohai Economic Circle to the east. It is also the political, economic, cultural, and financial center of Shandong province, which has the third strongest economic potential of provinces in China. Jinan is becoming a powerful draw for foreign nationals and international companies due to its favorable recruitment policies and dynamic business environment. The city will continue to promote advanced and modern economic development and keep its focus on developing emerging industries and advanced manufacturing sectors to attract more high-end companies and talents. Jinan, the City of Springs, hopes all friends from across the world can fell spring-like enthusiasm and home-like warmth here.
Shandong University, under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, is a key comprehensive university with a long history, a variety of disciplines, strong academic strength, and distinctive characteristics, which has great influence both at home and abroad. In 2017, SDU was chosen as one of the 36 Class A universities on the list of Double First Class University Plan released by the central government of China.
Shandong University is a comprehensive university in China with full-fledged academic disciplines. There are at present 12 general disciplines for undergraduates and postgraduates, namely philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and fine arts. There are 44 first-level doctoral programs, 51 first-level master degree programs, 93 programs for undergraduates and 42 post-doctoral research programs, forming a complete system for cultivation of talent. 18 disciplines are ranked in the top 1% of ESI Global Ranking in terms of academic influence and contribution capacity. Moreover, inter-school partnership has been forged with more than 200 schools in over 30 countries and regions.
Baotu Spring, Located in the Old City of Jinan, the Scenic Spot of Best Spring in the World was rated to be a 5A scenic spot in August, 2013.It covers an area of 3.1 kilometers, consisting of one river, one lake, three springs and four parks.
One river refers to the city moat. One lake is Daming Lake. Three spring groups include Baotu Spring, Five-dragon Pool and Black Tiger Spring. Four parks are Baotu Spring Park, Huancheng Park, Five-dragon Pool Park and Daming Lake Scenic spot.
The Baotu Spring Park is located on the southwest corner of the downtown of old Jinan City, with Thousand-Buddha Hill to the south, Daming Lake to the north and Quancheng Square to the east. The park is home to a cluster of about 27 named springs out of a total of 72，which the city is famed for. Among them，Baotu Spring is the best-known to visitors , hence the name of the park.
The pool of Baotu Spring is rectangular, 30 meters long, 18 meters wide and 2.2 meters deep. The spring spurts 1.5 cubic meters of water per second from three openings day and night, presenting a wonderful sight.
The Chaoran Tower in Daming Lake
It’s located by the bank of Daming Lake, with a height of 51.7 meters and seven floors. It enjoys the reputation of “the first tower in the area of North Yangtze River” because it’s so magnificent and imposing.
It was first built in Yuan Dynasty and thus has a history of hundreds of years. Many precious things are exhibited here, including the 8-meter-long “the first wood carving in the area of North Yangtze River”etc.
The Black-tiger Spring in Huancheng(Round- the- city) Park
Located at the southeast corner of Old Jinan city, the Black-tiger Spring faces the Liberation Pavilion across the ancient city moat. In earlier years, below the steep cliff was a deep concave, in front of which stands a dark green megalith, from under which the spring water gushed out.
It seemed that a black tiger hid itself in the deep cave, hence the name. From three stone-carved tiger heads, the spring water streams into the square pool and then enters the moat, just like a waterfall. Consisting of 15 springs, the Black-tiger Spring Group is one of the four major spring groups in Jinan, whose water discharge is the largest.
The Qianfo Mountain
Qianfo Mountain is one of the three major scenic spots of Jinan with elevation of 285 meters and area of 151.8 hectares which named as Li Mountain, Shun Mountain and Shungeng Mountain by ancient. At the beginning of Sui Dynasty, the government engraved many buddhas based on the mountain and built “Qianfo Temple”, the temple was renamed as “Xingguochan Temple”, that’s origin of Qianfo Mountain. Since the beginning of Yuan Dynasty, the temple fairs were held both on “3rd, March” and “9th, September”. In Ming Dynasty, the temple was extended and became a well-known Buddhist sanctuary. It was constructed as a park and appointed as the province's key scenic spots in 1959. In 2005, it was assessed as the state AAAA-class tourist attractions.