临沂大学坐落在历史文化名城、商贸物流之都、滨水生态之城、全国文明城市——山东省临沂市，是一所理、工、文、经、管、医、法、艺、教等多学科协调发展、特色鲜明的综合性大学。临沂大学于1941年建校，学校现设有26个学院、5个校级科研机构、5个教辅机构和5个直属机构， 76个本科专业，涵盖11大学科门类。面向全国招生， 全日制在校生42000多人，专任教师2700多人。目前设有4个硕士授权一级学科、11个硕士专业学位授权类别，是山东省应用型人才培养特色名校、国家发改委“产教融合”项目重点建设高校。
Linyi University is located in Shandong's Linyi City that is a well-known historical and cultural city, city of commerce and logistics, waterfront ecological city, and national civilized city. It is a comprehensive university with distinctive features, and concentrates on the coordinated development of multiple disciplines, including science, engineering, arts, economics, management, medicine, law, fine art, education, etc. Founded in 1941, Linyi University now has 26 colleges, 5 university-level scientific research institutions, 5 teaching auxiliary institutions, 5 subordinate agencies, 76 undergraduate majors and 11 discipline categories. It recruits students nationwide, with more than 42000 full-time on-campus students and more than 2700 full-time teachers. Currently, the university has 4 authorized first-level master disciplines and 11 authorized master degrees, which is a distinctive and famous university for application type talent cultivation in Shandong Province and the higher learning institution under a key construction project of "industry-education integration" proposed by the National Development and Reform Commission.
Linyi University adopts the strategy of revitalizing the university through opening up, optimizes the pattern of open education, establishes cooperative relationships with over 90 universities in 25 countries such as the United States, France, Canada, Russia, Spain, South Korea, New Zealand, Malaysia, Philippines, etc., and sets up 3 Chinese-foreign cooperation running majors, 5 Chinese-foreign cooperation research institutions. The university is the member of China-CEEC Higher Education Institutions Consortium and China-Russia (Shandong) International Education and Cooperation Union, establishes a Confucius Institute together with the Conakry University in Guinea, and it also founds the King Sejong Institute with the Kangnam University in the South Korea, establishes Linyi RCEP Regional Cooperation Research Center with Linyi Municipal Government, as well as the Russian Language and Culture Center and the Spanish Language International Grade Examination Center.