QLUT was founded in 1948, and was upgraded to university with the name “Shandong Polytechnic University” in 1978. In 1982, the University became the first bachelor’s degree-granting universities of China. In 1998, the University became the master’s degree-granting university. In 2009, QLUT was authorized to grant Master of Fine Art. In 2012, QLUT became the first batch of “Featured Prestigious University Cultivating Applied Talents” in Shandong Province. Approved by the Ministry of Education, the former “Shandong Polytechnic University” became “Qilu University of Technology” from April 18th, 2013.