Renmin University of China
中国人民大学

Tel Tel: 010-62511340
Address Address: No.59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian district, Beijing, China
北京海淀区中关村大街59号
Email Email: zsb@ruc.edu.cn
Hours Hours:  24h
Website Website: http://www.ruc.edu.cn/en
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Renmin University is one of the most prestigious universities in China, with a distinct focus on humanities and social sciences. Renmin University has produced many influential figures in China's
reform and development, and is home to many outstanding scholars in law, economics, journalism and other fields. As measured by admission scores of China's National Higher Education Entrance Examination, Renmin University has consistently ranked among the top three most selective Chinese universities in the liberal arts and social science division.

The predecessor of the university was Shan Bei Public School (T: 陝北公學, S: 陕北公学, P: Shǎnběi Gōngxué), established in 1937 by the Communist Party of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Later it was renamed the North China United University and North China University. Renmin University of China was officially established in 1950. Wu Yuzhang, Cheng Fangwu, Guo Yingqiu, Yuan Baohua, Huang Da, Li Wenhai and Ji Baocheng have successively held the presidential posts. The current university president is Prof. Chen Yulu, a renowned professor in the finance field.

Currently Renmin University consists of 23 schools, 13 research institutes and the graduate school, with 60 specialties for undergraduate, 8 specialties for the second-bachelor's degree students, 140 specialties for the Master's degree candidates and 92 specialties for the Doctor's degree candidates. Renmin University is entitled 25 national key disciplines, ranks No.5 of China, 13 national key research bases of humanities and social sciences, ranks No.1 of China, and 6 national teaching and research bases of fundamental arts disciplines, ranks No.1 of China.

The University library has 2.5 million holdings, and is recognized as the Information Center of Arts Literatures by the Ministry of Education. The new library building opened in the second half of 2011. The Renmin University of China Press is one of the most famous publishers and the first university press in China which has published a large number of academic works in humanities and social
sciences.

Renmin University has established its communications with 125 universities and research institutions of 32 countries and regions, which enables the University to be the center of academic and cultural communications between China and foreign countries. Many famous scholars have given lectures or attended special seminars in Renmin University, including the Nobel Prize in Economics winners Robert Mundell, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Michael Spence, John Forbes Nash, Edmund S. Phelps, Myron Scholes and Reinhard Selten.

Renmin University of China is one of the leading humanities and social science-focused universities in China, gaining national recognition for excellence in theoretical economics, applied economics, legal studies, sociology, and journalism & communication. According to the evaluation report of Ministry of Education of China, Renmin University of China Law School, School of Finance,School
of Economics, School of Sociology, School of Journalism rank top one among China's universities. Generally speaking Renmin University is considered as one of the best places for social science students in China.