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Brief Introduction to the School of Public Administration

The history of the School of Public Administration of NNU can trace back to Marxist-Leninist teaching and research section of Nanjing Normal College, which was established in the autumn of 1953, changing from the Department of Political Education & the Department of Marxism-Leninism, School of Economy, Law & Politics, School of Politics & Administration to School of Public Administration founded in 2001. Owing to the combination of several generations of hard work and sweat, today’s school of public administration weaves a heavy history. In particular, the cause of the school has achieved leapfrog development and formed a good building platform and a forward situation in the past more than 10 years of the establishment of the school of public administration.

Our school set ups eight provincial and university academic and research institutions: professor committee, politics department, administration & management department, philosophy department, East Asia center for international studies, think- tank union of the city of Nanjing, Oriental socialist research, research institute of application ethics. In our school anchors the research institute of economic ethics subordinate to Ethics and Moral Construction Research Center of Renmin University of China and the training base of Jiangsu Province talent selection interview examiner, which are 100 key research bases of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education.

Currently, our school has about 62 faculty members and working staff, among which are 18 professors and 18 associate professors.

The school has three first level disciplines, including philosophy, politics and public administration. And philosophy and politics as the first level disciplines are the key disciplines of Jiangsu Province. The school has the right to grant doctoral degree of philosophy as the first level discipline (covering 8 second level disciplines) and “Scientific Socialism and International Communist Movements” as the second level discipline. And the school also has the right to grant three master’s degrees of politics, philosophy and public administration as the first level disciplines. Moreover, the school has the postdoctoral research stations of the first level disciplines of philosophy and politics.

Since the tenth “five-year-plan”, the teachers of our school have undertaken 20 national fund projects of social science (including 2 major projects and 5 key projects), 57 planning projects of Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Province Social Science as well as horizontal projects, and 96 bureau level projects. Besides, the school published a number of high-quality research results, some of which have won the first or second award of provincial and ministerial level. In addition, the school has 3 undergraduate admission majors: administration & management, public utility management and philosophy.

Our school’s continuing education has ranged from undergraduate, master, PhD, to post doctoral education, which has formed many types of various levels of academic education and non-academic education and various models of running school of the school running a school and jointly running a school.

The school of public administration is trying to build a school with first-class discipline, first-class teaching team, first-class academic, first-class education and first-class talent, and truly become a research school with an important influence in Jiangsu Province and the whole country.