Yunnan University is one of the largest
and most prestigious universities in China. Its main
campuses are located in the provincial capital city of
Kunming. It has been developed into the only "National Key
University" in Yunnan province, having trained over 17,000
specialist professionals in various fields.
Founded in December 1922, Yunnan University started to enroll in April 1923. It began as a privately run institution called the "University of the Eastern Land" and its name has changed six times since then. Currently, Yunnan University is one of the "Project 211" universities in China authorized by the central government to be specially developed. Yunnan University has also been included on the list of the key national universities for the "China Western Development" program.
Yunnan University Science Park (YNUSP) was established as an experimental site of University Science Park in 1999 and was awarded the status of national university science park in May 2001.