Qingdao University, situated in the historical and cultural city of Qingdao, is imbued with a profound traditional culture and the spirit of the present. It nestles below Fushan Mountain and faces the Yellow Sea. Its predecessor is Qingdao Specialized Institute of Higher Learning founded in 1909. The institute, unique in medical education, underwent various stages as Qingdao Medical School, Qingdao Medical University, and Qingdao Medical Specialized School.
Another historical source of Qingdao University is Private Qingdao
University, established in 1924 and then named as National Qingdao University
and National Shandong University. In 1946, National Shandong University merged
with Qingdao Medical Specialized School, resulting in the establishment of the
Medical School, which was later separated from Shandong University in 1956 and
became Qingdao Medical School.