Beijing Normal University (BNU) has a rich history starting from its establishment in 1902, which is almost as long as the history of Chinese modern education. Started as a teacher-training university, BNU later developed into a leading multi-disciplinary teaching and research institute featuring strong academic training and research in arts and sciences, business, and law. The University has one Education Faculty, 22 schools and colleges, 2 departments, and 24 research institutes (centers), offering 57 undergraduate majors, 162 Master’s degree programs and 100 Ph.D. programs. Currently it has over 3,000 faculty and 21,000 full-time students, including 2,000 international students from 88 countries.
School of Social Development and Public Policy
The School of Social Development and Public Policy (SSDPP) was originally founded in 1999 as a research institute and officially became a school in September 2008. SSDPP is an empirical research-based, interdisciplinary institution that integrates 35 faculty members from a variety of outstanding academic backgrounds in sociology, economics, political science, anthropology, education, psychology, management, geography, statistics, medicine, public health, and history. The focus of SSDPP’s teaching and research is on social policies, social welfare, civil society development, public health, risk management and governance. SSDPP’s research outputs have been published in top international and Chinese journals and its research-based policy advice has been written into state policies or plans.
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