Formerly known as the Teaching & Research Office of Foreign Language under the Department of Basic Education, the School of Foreign Languages and International Education was founded in May 2019 when the original School of International Education was combined with the School of Foreign Languages. The school has three undergraduate programs in English, Japanese, and Translation. It has obtained the qualification for education of international students in 1997, and officially started enrolling international students in 1999.
The school has 67 faculty members, including 56 full-time teachers (consisting of 4 professors, 23 associate professors, and 29 lecturers) and 11 administrative personnel. The school has more than 900 undergraduates, and enrolls over 200 MTI postgraduates. Under the multilevel teaching pattern, six class types are set for international students, namely the Chinese-foreign joint undergraduate training class, master class, long-term and short-term Chinese language class, exchange student class, HSK tutorial class, and short-term business Chinese class. The school has admitted more than 1,000 international undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 10 countries, including the United States, South Korea, Australia, Russia, Japan, Bangladesh, Equatorial Guinea, and Norway.
In recent years, teachers of the school have published over 500 papers, edited over 150 textbooks, books and dictionaries as the editor, associate editor and editing participants, and undertaken more than 70 teaching reform and scientific research projects at the national, provincial, municipal, and university levels. The school has 4 provincial excellent courses, 7 university-level “first-class” courses, and the English language and literature has been rated amongst the characteristic disciplines of the university.