山东老年大学 Shandong U3A
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Introduction to Shandong U3A
Established in 1983, Shandong U3A is the first U3A in China. Starting from its founding 35 years ago, the university has been following the mission “increase knowledge, cultivate sentiments, enrich life, promote health and serve the society” and the educational doctrine “coordinate learning with cultivation, achieve peace and happiness”. It also adheres to the pursuit of spirit “ carry forward traditional virtues, be fond of learning, cultivate moral character and be willing to do”, which all combine to make it an important platform for culturally supporting the aged and a spiritual home for the seniors.
In recent years, Shandong U3A has been expanding educational ideas in vigorously implementing cooperation in running schools, speeding up the development of tele-education for the seniors, opening online classes so as to realize that teaching is available in the community and even each home. At present, it comprises five campuses, one art troupe, six branches with five colleges of vocal music, instrumental music, fine arts, dance and martial arts and training. It operates 66 majors with 700 classes, approximately 20,000 registered students, an managerial personnel of 105 persons and 240 teachers.
As the first university for the seniors and model school in China, it always regards promoting the development of the senior education as its mission and responsibility. It is the national research base of the seniors education theory, serving as the Publicity and Publishing Committee of China Association of the Universities For The Aged(CAUA) and Guidance center in tele-education experimental area. It prepared and published the first series of relatively complete special teaching course books for seniors universities, founded the exclusive magazine of the seniors--- Education For the Seniors and a prestigious art group for the seniors in China.
As the president unit of Shandong Association of the Universities For The Aged, it is active in putting up a communication platform for the seniors universities in Shandong and promoting their normalized development. Centered at Shandong U3A, the province has formed a five-tier network of provincial, municipal, county, township and village schools with 6700 universities for the aged and close to 600,000 students. Faced with the increase of the aging population, the university puts forward the new working ideas “One Two Three Four”, actively plan the transitional development, demonstrate and lead culturally supporting the aged, and strive to realize the leap from” the first to the best”.
Besides improving classroom teaching, running well the second and the third class, the university vigorously develops the fourth class---class of study tours. It has organized many study tours for its students respectively to South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and other countries to conduct cultural exchanges, which is popular among the seniors students. It not only enriches the teaching activities, but it also meets the needs of seniors students in higher learning, combined with promoting the development of tourism and travel and education. It was assigned as “Foreign Cultural Exchange Window Unit” by the Shandong Provincial Foreign Affairs Office in 2015. We warmly welcome students of U3As from home and abroad to come to our school to conduct various types of study tour exchange activities.