YTU was established in 1984 and is one of the key provincial comprehensive universities of Shandong Province. The creation and development of YTU was made possible by the generous donations and continuing assistance of the people of Yantai and Weihai, and of many overseas Chinese entrepreneurs. Two of the most renowned institutions of higher education in China, PekingUniversity and Tsinghua Unviersity, were instrumental in the creation of YTU, and the fine traditions of these two universities have been carried forward over the past twenty five years.
The Yantai University and English Education Center was founded on Apr. 12, 2012. The aim is: to implement the spirit of “Long-term Education Reform and Development Plan” and introduce high quality education resources to improve the international level of Yantai University.
The School takes full advantage of high-quality education resources from North America, and selected “global business management and global hospitality and tourism management”. It has the same education level as in developed countries, with an all-English environment, full English textbooks and English teaching methods and approaches. The School of EIE trains students to have internationally-applied talents with a global perspective, who are familiar with international rules and who can grasp the general expertise, which is an important measure of the curriculum reform of Yantai University.
The foundation of Yantai University is also very important to the education of foreign students. Besides Chinese students, foreign students can choose this programme: there are two foreign students this year, Boris from Russia and Shin Min-soo from South Korea, who have both selected global business management.
Since September of 2011, more than 240 students have attended EIE’s College English course. Their skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing have improved greatly, thus laying a solid foundation for entering the international job market after graduation.