Co-sponsored by the Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education, Fuzhou University is one of the national key universities that are ed into the “211 Project”, a Chinese government programme for the 21st century to support 100 ed universities for their further rapid development. Founded in 1958, it has now developed into a key comprehensive university in Fujian Province, giving priority to engineering courses and also enjoying a reputation for excellence in other fields including sciences, economics, management, liberal arts, law, arts and design, etc. There are 19 colleges in Fuzhou University, mainly for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education and two independently operated colleges. There are 8 post-doctoral research stations, 9 doctoral degree programmes for the first-rank disciplines, 58 doctoral degree programmes for the second-rank disciplines, 35 master’s degree programmes for the first-rank disciplines, 141 master’s degree programmes for the second-rank disciplines, 11 professional degree authorization stations, and 75 undergraduate programmes. Fuzhou University has a staff of 3084, including over 1,828 full-time teachers. Among them there are 6 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering （4 of them are double-employed）, 1 academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Science, 1 academician of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. Fuzhou University has been approved by the Ministry of Education to offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to students from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan regions and also abroad, and at present it has about 50,000 full-time students.