The Full Wiki

Renmin University of China: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Renmin University of China
中国人民大学
Motto Seek Truth from Facts (实事求是)
Established 1937
Type National
President Ji Baocheng
Faculty 1,618 (December 2006)
Students 18,998 (December 2006)
Undergraduates 9,571
Postgraduates 9,427
Location Beijing, China
Campus Urban
Website http://english.ruc.edu.cn/en/

Renmin University of China; RUC, previously known as People's University of China (simplified Chinese: 中国人民大学traditional Chinese: 中國人民大學pinyin: Zhōngguó Rénmín Dàxué), colloquially Renda (simplified Chinese: 人大traditional Chinese: 人大pinyin: Réndà), is a national comprehensive university located in Beijing, China.

Renmin University is commonly considered as one of the top universities in China, with a distinct focus on humanities and social sciences. Renmin University is particularly known for its strength in law, economics, and journalism.

Contents

History

The rock holding the engraved motto of the university

The predecessor of the university was Shaan Bei Public School established in 1937 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, the first national university of People's Republic of China. Wu Yuzhang, Cheng Fangwu, Guo Yingqiu, Yuan Baohua, Huang Da, and Li Wenhai have successively held the presidential posts. The current university president is Prof. Ji Baocheng, a renowned expert in trade economics and educational administration.

Present

Renmin University is commonly considered one of the best universities in China. 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.

Mingde Building, the main teaching and administration building on campus.

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 is under construction at this time. 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 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, Economics, Sociology, School of Journalism rank top one among China's universities. Generally speaking Renmin University is considered to be the best place for students to study social sciences in China.

Campus

Quadrangle in front of Number 2 Teaching Building.

Renmin University is located at No.59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian district, and is less than 5–10 minutes drive away from other top schools in the nation, for example, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Institute of Technology and Beijing Foreign Studies University. It is also only less than 10 minutes away from the Old Summer Palace and Summer Palace.

The English Corner at Renmin University is very famous in Beijing. Every Friday evening, people gather at the Qiushi Garden near the east gate to practice English. It is a good place to meet and communicate with the students of the university and the common people of China.

Renmin University is host to about 1,165 international students at present and many of the students are from South Korea. There are so many South Korean students that the International Students Dining Room has a separate Korean menu aside from their traditional Chinese menu.

Notable alumni

Affiliated Schools

External links

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message