The School of Philosophy and Public Administration consists of the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Politics and Administration, with a faculty of 55 teachers, 130 graduate students and 693 undergraduate students majoring in Philosophy, Social Work, Politics and Administration, Administrative Management, and Public Administration as well as adult education programs of Human Resources and Administrative Management. Among these majors, Philosophy and Public Administration are first-class disciplines and the History of CPC is second-class discipline,entitled to enroll graduate students in the respective fields andto confer MPA master degree. The School has one national research base, one ministerial-provincial research base, one international academic research institute and over 10 university-level research institutes. Besides, it harbors one provincial-level and 3 municipal-level social science research association’s president unit or the secretariat.
The School has a staff of 44 full-time teachers with high moral level,professional teaching skills, potent research ability, innovative spirit and strong sense of social responsibility, including 6 professors, 15 associate professors, which accounts for 48% of the the total, and 22 doctorate degree holders or candidates, which accounts for 51% of the teachers.
Guided by the principles of “solid scientific research, good academic atmosphere and strong discipline construction, after years of efforts, the School hasachievedmany fruitful achievements in discipline development and scientific research work. The faculty have either individuallyor cooperatively hosted quite a few national social science fund key projects or other provincial and ministerial level scientific research projects. For the past five years, nearly 100 projects were approved at national, provincial and municipal level, including 2 key national social science projects, 13national social science fund general projects. Each year, more than 170 papers and works are published, totally more than 600monographs and papers so far and manystand at the forefront of the related fields. Many teachers are the leaders in national or provincial academic organizations with over 30 academic achievements winning the national and provincial awards. A dozen of research achievements won “Five One Project Award” on different levels.
The School aims to foster talents with“first-class morality, professional qualification, out-standing practical skills, innovation capability” and forms its own educational characteristics. It has been awarded thetitle of “Out-standing Collective of College Students Social Practice”by Jiangsu Provincial Department of Publicity, Provincial Education Office, Youth League Committee and Provincial University Union in the past eight years. The 2004 undergraduate class of social work was awarded by the Ministry of education, the CYL Central Committee jointly as “National Out-standingCollective”. The School’s achievements have been reported by People’s Daily, China Education Daily, Guangming Daily, China Youth, Xinhua Daily, Xuzhou Daily and many other media.