Overview of Natural Sciences
Focusing on the innovation-driven strategy and the great demands of regional development, Qingdao University has made greater efforts to conduct innovation and applied research, promote the integration and coordinated innovation of science and education, and develop research fields with distinctive features and advantages so as to pursue academic prominence. A contingent of leading scholars are working in such fields as marine organism-based function fiber materials, transitional medicine, digital medicine, gout, neuronal degeneration, innovative drugs, complicated science, energy and environmental materials, engineering technology of intelligent power integration for electrocars, polymer hybrid composite, non-woven and industrial textiles and photoelectric materials and devices, have made excellent academic achievements and won one First National Science and Technology Progress Award, two Second National Science and Technology Progress Awards and one First Ministry of Education Science and Technology Progress Award.
Since the implementation of the 12th 5-Year Plan, Qingdao University has undertaken over 400 scientific research projects at the national level, including the Key Science and Technology Special Projects of Major Drugs Innovation, the Key Project of National Science Fund, the Key Project of International Science and Technology Cooperation supported by the National Natural Science Foundation. 5,495 papers catalogued by SCI, EI and ISTP have been published, among which 3886 are catalogued by SCI; besides, there are 57 ESI highly cited papers. It has 495 authorized inventive patents and 416 utility model patents; one State Key Laboratory Base; one MOST Demonstration Base of International Science and Technology Cooperation; two of the first 2011 Coordinated Innovation Centers in institutions of higher education in Shandong; six Shandong Key Laboratories; four Shandong Engineering Technology Study Centers; three Shandong International Cooperation Centers for Science and Technology; and twenty-four scientific research institutions under direct administration of the university.