Linyi University is located in Linyi, Shandong, an ecological city famous for its history and culture in the waterfront area, which is entitled as a national civilized city. It is a comprehensive university that allows the coordinated development of multiple disciplines, with distinctive features. It was founded as an anti-Japanese military and political college in 1941, and underwent many times of removal and mergence, changing its name for several times, including multiple stages, such as the Binhai Jianguo College, Linyi No.1 Normal University, Linyi Teacher Further Education College, Linyi Education College, Linyi Normal Training College, Linyi Normal College, etc. The undergraduate phase disciplines were set up in 1998. In 2010, the university was approved by the Ministry of Education to change its name as Linyi University, and was recognized as an authorization unit of master's degrees. The floor area of the university is about 6000 mu. Branch campuses are set in Yishui and Feixian, with the total area of more than 1.14 million square meters. At present, the university has 26 colleges, 5 university-level scientific research institutions, 5 teaching auxiliary institutions, 5 subordinate agencies, 76 undergraduate majors and 11 discipline categories. Currently, there are 4 authorized first-level master disciplines, 11 authorized master degrees, recruiting students nationwide. There are more than 42000 full-time on-campus students and more than 2700 full-time teachers.