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About Renmin University of China

Renmin University of China (RUC) – also known as People’s University of China – is a major research university in Haidian District, Beijing. Its campus neighbours those of other top schools in the nation; Peking University and Tsinghua University. Renmin University is less than 10 minutes away from the Old Summer Palace and Summer Palace. It is one of the most prestigious universities in China, with a distinct focus on social sciences and humanities. Remin University has consistently ranked amount the top three most selective Chinese universities in the social science and liberal arts division. Currently, the university has 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 and 92 specialties for the doctor’s degree candidates). It has established a network of 125 universities and research institutions of 32 countries and regions.

The university has produced many influential figures in China’s reform and development, and is home to many outstanding scholars in economics, law and journalism. It is also a popular destination for visiting foreign dignitaries (e.g. in 2008, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited Renmin University with Premier Wen Jiabao to talk with students, scholars, sportsmen and entrepreneurs). 

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