About the Department
The Department of Philosophy at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) was formally established in June 2002. It is affiliated to the School of Humanities and is a multidisciplinary institute for the development of CUPL. It can be traced back to the Department ofPhilosophy & History of Communist Party of China established in 1952. The department has developed a strong research and teaching profile.We have over 30 academic staff, including 11 professors (oneDistinguished Professor), 5 PhD supervisors, 10 associate professors.
The department has two affiliatedinstitutes: the Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Logic. The two institutes bring together the research and development strengths in one integrated department. In recent years, the Department of Philosophy has steadily promoted the reform of professional training programs, teaching methods and curriculum systems. The objective of the department is to train students professionallyandto strengthen their sense of social responsibility. The analytical and critical skills developed atour department prepare our graduates for a variety of professions including business, law and administration.
The Department of Philosophy currently offers MPhil/PhD research degrees in philosophy, with approximately 100 undergraduate students and 120 graduate students each year. As early as 1985, the Department of Political Theory at CUPL had offered a master degree in logic. The famous logician, Ruji Du, an organizer of that program, was engaged in teaching and research.
At postgraduate level, we now offer six MPhil programs: Marxist philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Foreign Philosophy, Logic, Religion, Aesthetics. In addition, the department has two MPhil programs: Legal Culture and Legal Logic in Law Theory. We also supervise PhD Philosophy students over a wide range of topics inthe field ofMarxism and Jurisprudence. Many of our students go on to pursue highly successful academic careers.
The department strives to sustain and enhance our tradition of nation-leading research, building on the existing strengths of our six research clusters (‘Value Philosophy’, ‘Foreign Marxism’, ‘Political philosophy’, ‘Chinese traditional Philosophy’, ‘Religion’ and ‘German Philosophy’) so as to develop world-leading concentrations of research expertise across all our clusters.
The department has achieved fruitful results, and has undertaken important scientific research projects supported by the National Social Science Fund, Major Projects of the Ministry of Education, Joint Projects in Beijing, etc.
The department is also dedicated to the deep integration of philosophical disciplines and CUPL’s otherdisciplines. In recent years, we have established a number of research centers such as the Center for the Study of the Rule of Law, the Center of Religion and Law, the Center of Contemporary Chinese Political Philosophy, and the Center of Foreign Marxist Research, with the aim of integrating academic resources both inside and outside the university.
The department is committed to providing a professional, respectful, and supportive environment for all of its students. Our graduate program welcomes students from various backgrounds.