Since being upgraded to be a regular undergraduate university, Shandong Women’s University has adhered to the working principle of “increasing the quantity steadily, enriching the content, enhancing the level and highlighting the characteristic”, making efforts to establish rules and regulations, standardize management, construct platforms, train teams, lay a solid foundation and highlight characteristics, with the number of scientific research projects approved and scientific research achievements being increased rapidly year by year, the quality of scientific research being enhanced, the management being standardized and the motivation of scientific research being improved.
Main Methods Taken: strengthen regulation construction and standardize scientific research management; build the platform of discipline construction, achieving initial success; strengthen team construction and cultivate youth talents for scientific research; enhance academic exchanges and establish characteristic women’s research; improve motivation mechanism and create free environment for scientific research; organize students’ scientific research activities extensively and improve students’ abilities for scientific research increasingly.
Achievements: During the “Twelfth Five-Year-Plan” period, the university has undertaken 1 project funded by National Science Foundation of China, 8 National Sub-projects and Collaborative Projects and 224 Provincial Projects, winning 68 Provincial Scientific Research Awards, including Shandong Excellent Achievement for Social Science. It has published 29 academic works and 78 textbooks and obtained 71 national patents. The university focuses on developing the characteristic and advantageous research on women/gender, building All-China Women’s Federation Women/Gender Research and Training Base, National Research and Experiment Base for Family Education, Talent Resource Development and Management Research Base for Women in Universities of Shandong Province and so on, making a series of achievements and wining “China Women’s Research Excellent Organization Reward” of All-China Women’s Federation and Chinese Women’s Research Society. With the tenet of deepening women’s research and advocating advanced gender culture, Shandong Women’s University Journal, one of the three women theoretical research journals in China, has been acknowledged as “Excellent Social Science Journal of National Universities”.