Jinggangshan University was established in 1958 in the Jinggangshan Mountains.Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong and his colleagues established the first rural base of the revolution in the Jinggangshan Mountains in 1927. It was closed due to poor national economy of China in 1963. It was closed five years later when China faced economic difficulties. In 1978, to initiate the Jinggangshan University, Branch of Jiangxi Normal University and Jiangxi Medical University in Jinggangshan was joint together. In the April 1982, and the March 1993, they were renamed respectively 'Jinggangshan Teacher College' and 'Jinggangshan Medical School". In the March of 2000, approved by the Education Ministry of China, Jinggangshan Teacher College was renamed as Jinggangshan University after merging with Ji'an Educational Institute. In the July of 2003, approved by the Education Ministry of People's Republic of China, Jinggangshan Normal University was renamed as Jinggangshan University by joining with Jinggangshan Medicine College and Jinggangshan Vocational Technical College.China's education authorities have re-established Jinggangshan University in the area known as the cradle of Chinese revolution 44 years after it was closed. The Ministry of Education and the provincial government of Jiangxi have signed an agreement to provide more support for Jinggangshan University.
Teachers & Students
The university of 27,000 students and 974 teaching staff was upgraded from the former Jinggangshan College and the campus covers 170 hectares.
The library has electronic periodicals in Chinese or foreign languages and other net services such as foreign language database, diskette database, on-line database with a total storage of 1,030,000 volumes of books .
The university publishes its own academic monthly journal, The Journal of Jinggangshan University, including philosophy & social science, and nature science editions. The university also has modern language labs and computer centers. There are altogether 194 practice bases including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, modern engineering, technological sciences, education and medicine sciences.
A new type of inorganic–organic hybrid materials – zirconium oligo-styrenyl phosphonate hydrogen phosphate (ZSPP) is discovered in the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering department of Jinggangshan University. In this invention there is contribution of Xiangkai Fu (Jinggangshan University) , Jingrong Chen (Nanjing University) & Liyang Yin (Southwest University).
Major scientific fraud
On 19 December 2009, Acta Crystallographica Section E published an online editorial announcing the retraction of 70 papers from two groups of Jinggangshan University, led by Dr. H. Zhong and Professor T. Liu.
14 departments are in this University:
Politics and Law
Maths and Physics
Chemistry and Chemical Industry
Life & Science
Art and Music
This university includes Jinggangshan University Medical School (Chinese: 井冈山大学医学院; pinyin: jǐng gāng shān dàxué yīxuéyuàn). There is an affiliated hospital with 522 sick beds and 35 medical departments and sections. The affiliated hospital is "Jinggangshan University Affiliated Hospital".
This medical school is listed by Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER). It is also recognized by WHO and listed in WHO medical school directory