Arctic Studies Center - Liaocheng University

Liaocheng University (LCU) is located in Shandong Province, the birth place of Confucius and his culture. The University offers master’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees. It now comprises 25 colleges with 88 undergraduate degree programs and 127 master degree programs. The undergraduate degree programs include, but are not limited to, philosophy, economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, administration, arts and medicine. The University boasts solid academic foundation and advantage in chemistry, information and communication engineering, world history, Chinese language and literature, education and agriculture. It has also developed featured research on the Pacific Islands, the Arctic, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, biological pharmacy and environmental information. 

The University actively promotes international exchange and cooperation with a goal to internationalize its education. It has established cooperative relationships with 60 universities and research institutes in 20 countries such as the US, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, and South Korea. Over 50 cooperative projects have been launched which include faculty exchange, student exchange, and joint-educational programs. A Confucius Institute is jointly run with Philadelphia University in Jordan. 

Liaocheng University’s motto of “being dedicated, erudite, realistic and creative” has inspired its people to move forward for years. With its established academic foundation and untapped potential, LU will work hard to realize its vision to continually be among the first-rate educational and intellectual resources in the country.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1974
Total Number of Staff 2108
Number of Academic Staff 1600
Number of Students 30000
Focus Areas

Research on the Arctic; 

Research on the Pacific Island; 


Information and communication engineering;

World history;

Chinese language and literature