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The Computer Science program at Shandong University started in 1971; it was one of the earliest computer disciplines in China at that time. In 1972, the DJL-1 Computer was released by SDU, which was ranked third across the country in terms of overall performance. DJL-1 won the Grand Prize at the National Science Congress held in 1978. In 1981, the Department of Computer Science at Shandong University was formally established. In 2001, the School of Computer Science and Technology took its current form following the merge of Shandong University, Shandong University of Technology, and Shandong Medical University.

The School of Computer Science and Technology offers an accredited PhD program as well as a postdoctoral training station in computer science and technology. The School emphasizes both theoretical and practical research, with research activities taking place in a variety of areas, including human computer interactions, virtual reality, embedded systems, networks and distributed systems, computer theory and algorithms, big data processing, natural language processing, multimedia analysis, information security and cryptography, etc.

The School boasts two research centers (Interdisciplinary Research Center and Intelligent Media Research Center) and three research institutes (Institute of Intelligent Computing, Institute of Software and Theoretical Computer Science, and Institute of Architecture and High Performance Computing). It currently has 63 full-time employees, including 40 full-time faculty members that contains 12 doctoral supervisors, 15 professors, 21 associate professors, and 4 assistant professors. Currently over 1,200 students are enrolled in various programs offered by the School, including 107 PhD students, 331 Master’s students, and 801 undergraduate students.

The School is committed to educating talents with a great sense of social responsibility and a strong competitive edge, and promotes the holistic development of the students. Over the years, the School has established a talent-training paradigm that can cater to the needs of the society, and has produced thousands of excellent computer science talents. Recent years have witnessed a drastic growth in the School, thanks to the superior infrastructure of the campus, the accommodating academic environment, and the support of preferential policies.

The School participates extensively in international collaborations, and has established close academic exchange and relationships with over 30 universities, research institutes, and multinational companies. International activities take a variety of forms at different levels, including lecture series, research visits, faculty training, student exchanges, joint institute developments, and professional certification.

Built on top of SDU’s over 100 years of excellence, the School of Computer Science and Technology strives to continuously improve its research and teaching qualities, and is on its way to achieve the strategic objective of building a first-class research-intensive organization.