Jilin HuaQiao University of Foreign Languages (HQUFL) is located in Changchun, along the tourist belt of Jingyue National Forest. HQUFL was founded in 1995. In 2003，it was accredited by the Ministry of Education to offer undergraduate courses, and hence, be-came the first private four-year foreign language institute to issue bachelor’s degree in the whole country. In 2005, the school began to enrol postgraduates under a joint program with other universities, and in 2011, with the approval of the State Council Academic Degrees Committee, the school began to offer Master programs in Translation and Interpretation (MTI). In 2007, the school was entitled as a key institution of higher education in Jilin Province, and in 2010, it became the only school to pilot for the national educational system reform project “Exploration of School Operation Mode for Public Welfare in Private Colleges”. HQUFL has now become an important educational base in the province focusing on the cultivation of advanced application-oriented personnel in the area of foreign languages and foreign affairs.
30 undergraduate programs and 4 master programs are offered at HQUFL ,covering four disciplines related as the humanities, economics, management and education. With twelve foreign language programs offered, including English, Japanese, Korean, Russia-n, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Mongolian, Indonesian and Arabic, the university enjoys the leading position in the province in foreign language education. HQUFL has about 10000 students (undergraduates, graduates and international students), as well as 800 faculty and staff, including 50 international teachers from 14 countries.
HQUFL places talent cultivation as top priority with high attention paid to intrinsic development, pursuing unique features and elite education. Currently, the university has National Educational Reform Project, National Practice Teaching Demonstration Centre, 1 National Special Course, 4 provincial Brand Courses, 8 provincial “12th Five Year Special Course” and 10 provincial Elite Teaching teams. It also has 19 provincial Quality Courses and 31 provincial Excellent Courses. It has won one national teaching achievement award and 10 provincial teaching achievement awards.
HQUFL insists on the strategy of international education, focusing on cultivating foreign-oriented talents who has international vi-ew, and develop international communication and cooperation positively. At present , HQUFL has partnership with more 100 universities world wide in more than 20 countries, including Massey University (New Zealand),University of Newcastle (Australia), Universidad de Salamanca(Spain), Loyola University Chicago (USA),Sophia University (Japan),the National University of Mongolia (Mongolia), etc. By far there are two joint-degree programs (Finance and German Language) approved by Education Ministry cooperated with Universities in USA and Germany respectively.
HQUFL accepted international students since it was founded in 1995. Over the years, the university has welcomed almost a thous-and international students from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, America and Africa, including Russia, Korea, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Cameroon, Nigeria, Mongolia and so on. In addition to Master and Bachelor Degree programs, HQUFL also off-er Chinese Language and Culture Courses, Chinese Business, English Business training sessions, summer and winter camps. On November 3, 2015，the Confucius Institute (CI),co-founded by the New Jersey City University (NJCU)and Jilin Huaqiao University of Foreign Languages (HQUFL), was officially launched.
Presently, a talent cultivation system integrating undergraduate and postgraduate programs has been well formed. Now HQUFL is striving to become a high-level private university for the public welfare. The goal of HQUFL is to become a leading private foreign language university with distinctive features by the year of 2020, to further strive to attain administrative democracy, institutionalisation and internationalisation, to become a high-level application-oriented private foreign language university with a competitive edge in China and high influence in the world.