The Department of Biology was founded in 1948, based on which the School of Life
Sciences was established in 1994. The School is
composed of two departments (Department of Biology
and Department of Biotechnology), two research
institutes (Institute of Genetics and Cytology, and
Institute of Grassland Science), and one national
laboratory (Laboratory of Grassland Ecology
Engineering). The School also has a variety of
teaching and research facilities including the
Electron Microscope Center, the Experimental Center,
the Biology Library, the Biological Specimens
Museum, etc. The School occupies a total of floor
space of 18,000 square meters, providing spacious
room for teaching and scientific researches.
Currently, the School of Life Sciences has a faculty
of 102 members, among them 33 are entitled the full
professorship, 28 are associate professors and 10
The School of Life Sciences has two undergraduate
majors of Biology and Biotechnology, and a wide
range of graduate programs including zoology,
botany, physiology, genetics, cytology, ecology,
microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology,
etc. The School currently enrolls 452
undergraduates, 507 master students and 164 Ph.D.
students. The School offers an ample choice of
undergraduate curriculum comprising a total of 32
basic obligate courses and over 30 optional courses.
The School has been actively engaged in scientific
research. Over the past 5 years, the School faculty
members have undertaken 208 research programs from
various sectors, with a total research grant of
approximately 100 million yuan. Meanwhile, the
School has published a total of 737 research
articles in academic journals, of which 142 are
Scientific Citation Indexed (SCI).
The School of Life Sciences has established a broad
link with institutions from other countries, and is
actively involved in international academic exchange
The School offers a range of studentships and stipend for both undergraduates and graduates.
The School hosts a number of academic organizations
including the Jilin Association of Genetics, the
Jilin Association of Botany, and the Jilin
Association of Zoology.