Jilin Normal University, founded in 1958, is a key university in Jilin Province. There are two campuses located in Siping and Changchun, which cover a total area of one million square meters. The university serves as the main institution in providing higher education for teachers in Jilin province. A training center for provincial teachers at all levels has also been established here. The university has 22 colleges, 2 teaching sections, 30 research institutions, and 117 laboratories. The library boasts 1.89 million volumes of books. In September 2014, there were 16,480 undergraduates, 2,215 graduates, 222 international students. The university was authorized to accept international students with Chinese Government Scholarship by MOE in 2006.