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Renmin University of China

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No.59, Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China,100872

About Renmin University

Renmin University of China (RUC) is a comprehensive research university focusing on humanities and social sciences. Its predecessor is Shanbei Public School founded in 1937 during the anti-Japanese War, and later developed to the North China Union University and North China University. It was officially established on October 3, 1950, and was named Renmin University of China. It therefore became the first university that was established by the new Chinese government. RUC has made countless contributions to the development of the society. It was named the China’s flagship for social sciences and humanities education. RUC is one of the “211” and “985” Project universities.

Till 2011, the total student enrollment is 37891. Among them 24565 are full-time students and 13326 are part time students. Among those full-time students, there are 11261 undergraduate students, 7897 graduate students, 3306 Ph.D students, and 1757 international students.

RUC consists of 22 schools, 14 interdisciplinary research institutes. Besides, RUC also has School of Physics, School of Continuing Education, School of Education & Training. It has a satellite campus in Suzhou and a Research Institution in Shenzhen.

RUC offers 66 bachelor degree programs, eight secondary bachelor degree programs, 168 master degree programs (including 33 master degree programs autonomously offered by RUC), 104 Ph.D. degree programs (including 24 Ph.D. degree programs autonomously offered by RUC). RUC has 14 first-level discipline programs that are entitled with the Ph.D degree and 15 mobile centers for post-doctoral research.

At present, RUC has 13 Key Research Institutes of Humanities and Social Sciences, ranking the first in terms of number. RUC has eight national State-Level First-Class Key Subjects, eight State-Level Second-Class Key Subjects, three Beijing Municipal-Level First-Class Key Subjects, six Beijing Municipal-Level Second-Class Key Subjects and one Beijing Municipal-Level Key Interdisciplinary Subject.

RUC builds an important bridge for the communication between east and west. It offers a stage for the international communication and exchange. Till October, 2012, RUC has established academic exchange relationships with about 216 universities from 56 countries and regions in the world.
The Library of Renmin University of China was established in 1950. It consists of two buildings with area of 56,000 square meters. The Library holds 3.9 million volumes and more than 300 databases.

The Information Center for Social Sciences at RUC was established in 1958. It is the authoritative institute to collect, screen, save and release the research information and data in humanities and social sciences. The Center is in charge of publishing and distributing the 148 academic journals and publications which belong to the six different humanities and social sciences series. The annual index for the newspapers and journals is one of the four document retrieval index in the nation.

The RUC Press was established in 1955. It is the important base for publishing the text books for the Liberal Arts in higher education and other academic publications and research journals in humanities and social sciences in higher education.

University website: www.ruc.edu.cn

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