Renmin University of China is a research-oriented comprehensive university focusing on humanities and social sciencesIt is directly under the Ministry of Education of China andis jointly financed and supported by China’s Ministry of Education and the Beijing Municipal government.
Official Website: https://www.ruc.edu.cn
English Website: https://www.ruc.edu.cn/en
Admission Programs: https://www.ruc.edu.cn/programs-en
History of the University
It can be traced back to Shanbei Public School, founded in 1937 in the midst of Anti-Japanese War. Later it became the North China United University, and then North China University. On December 16th, 1949, advised by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the 11thAdministrative Meeting of the National Administration Council passed “The Resolution on the Establishment of Renmin University of China”. On October 3rd, 1950, the North China University was renamed as Renmin University of China. It was the first modern university founded by the People’s Republic of China. Eminent educationalists Prof. Wu Yuzhang, Prof. Cheng Fangwu, Prof. Yuan Baohua, Prof. Huang Da, Prof. Li Wenhai, Prof. Ji Baocheng and Prof. Chen Yulu were presidents of the university successively. The current President is Prof. Liu Wei. Dr. Jin Nuo is the incumbent Chairwoman of the University Council.
On October 1, 1949, People’s Republic of China was founded. In order to cultivate talents with professional knowledge and basic understanding of Marxism-Leninism to construct the new China, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China decided to establish Renmin University of China by merging the North China University and the China University of Political Science and Law. Some of the cadres at the former North China University were transferred to organize and build Renmin University of China.
On December 16th, 1949, advised by the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, the 11thAdministrative Meeting of the National Administration Council passed “The Resolution on the Establishment of Renmin University of China”. On February 19, 1950, the 6th Meeting of the Central People’s Government Commission appointed Wu Yuzhang as President of Renmin University of China, and Hu Xikui and Cheng Fangwu as Vice President. On November 12, the CPC Central Committee approved the establishment of the Communist Party Group at Renmin University of China, and appointed Hu Xikui as Secretary of the Party Group.
In over 70 years of history, from Shanbei Public School to Renmin University of China, more than 200,000 talents were trained and more than 4000 foreign students studied at this university. Today, Renmin University of China has developed a multi-dimensional and multi-level teaching and research structure, encompassing undergraduate education, graduate education, and adult education to cultivate all kinds of high-level talents. Renmin University of China is now on the way to build itself into a world-class university with distinctive features and major international influence.
Main Campus address:
No. 59, Zhongguancun Street, Haidian Dist., Beijing, 100872, P.R.China