Shandong Normal University (SDNU) is located in the historical and cultural city, Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province. Based on Qilu culture and humanity of Spring city, it adheres to the school spirit of “Respect for the virtuous, Strive for success” and the motto of “Uphold morality, fortify your dream, pursue knowledge, and then put them into practice”. Through consciously inheriting and innovating Qilu culture, and making efforts to highlight Teacher’s Educating Feature, the university has developed into a comprehensive and advanced normal university and gained an excellent social reputation with various subjects and majors, a complete degree system, and abundant teaching talents during the past 68 years.
Jinan is world famous for its beautiful natural scenery. Its natural beauty of lakes and mountains, sweet and clear spring water, make it an outstanding tourist destination. Jinan has numerous scenic spots. Looking into the distance from the south, you can see the lofty Mount Taishan; looking toward the north, you can have a view of the impetuous Yellow River.
Daming Lake, Baotu Spring and Thousand-Buddha Mountain are three famous places of interest in Jinan. Daming Lake Park is 86 hectares, 46 hectares of lake surfaces among them; "three pieces of willow of lotus on four sides, lake of half a city of color of mountain of a city" is the best portrayal of her scenery. Baotu Spring is the most outstanding one in the "the hometown of springs" Jinan and enjoys the reputation as "the No. 1 spring in the world". Thousand-Buddha Mountain, which enjoys the reputation as "the No, 1 mountain in Jinan", is a famous religious attraction that welcomes numerous numbers of tourists at home and abroad. Also, Sirang Pagoda and Lingyan Monastery have good reputation both at home and abroad.