Yantai University, located in Laishan District of Yantai City, is a key comprehensive university in Shandong Province. With the Yellow Sea to the east and green mountains to the west, YTU enjoys beautiful scenery and a pleasant climate. Yantai University was established in July, 1984, under approval from Educational Commission of China（now Ministry of Education）. Peking University and Tsinghua University, the two most prestigious universities in China, have put their assistance to YTU in their long-term strategic plan to ensure its fast and steady development.
In 1995, YTU passed the National Evaluation on undergraduate teaching and was one of the top universities in the 2004 national evaluation. What’s more, YTU was awarded the qualification for graduate education in 1998.
At present, there are 24,000 regular students, including undergraduates, graduates and international students, as well as 6,000 vocational students.
Yantai University has established co-operative relationships with 88 universities in 26 nations and regions. YTU has developed a variety of programs supporting international exchange and co-operation. YTU is one of the first batch of colleges and universities approved by the State Council to accept foreign students and employ foreign experts. YTU has established reciprocal student exchange programs with 28 partner universities in ROK, Japan, USA, France, Switzerland, Britain and Taiwan.. YTU is one of the HSK exam centers in China.