The specialty of Comparative Literature & World Literature is a new branch developed upon the foundation of the studies on foreign literature. The doctoral degree program of Comparative Literature & World Literature was set up after the specialty of Chinese Language & Literature had been permitted a first-level discipline in 1996. There are 2 doctoral supervisors and 4 graduate tutors at the specialty. The Research Institute of Comparative Literature & World Literature keeps wide relation with colleagues from home and abroad, frequently holding academic activities and inviting famous scholars to give lectures in the school. Secretariat of Shandong Comparative Literature Association is located at the institute.