The Renmin University of China is the first new formal university founded by the Communist Party of China. It is a comprehensive research-oriented national key university focusing on humanities and social sciences. It is directly under the Ministry of Education and is jointly organized by the Ministry of Education and Beijing build.
The predecessor of the school was North Shaanxi Public School, which was born in the war of resistance against Japan in 1937, and later North China United University and North China University.
On December 16, 1949, the eleventh political affairs meeting of the Central People's Government Administration Council adopted the "Decision on the Establishment of the Renmin University of China" based on the suggestions of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
On October 3, 1950, Renmin University of China, which was merged and formed based on North China University, held a grand opening ceremony and became the first new formal university founded by the People's Republic of China.
Famous educators Wu Yuzhang, Cheng Fangwu, Yuan Baohua, Huang Da, Li Wenhai, Ji Baocheng, and Chen Yulu served as principals successively. The current party secretary is Professor Jin Nuo, and the president is Professor Liu Wei.
Since its establishment, Renmin University of China has always adhered to the leadership of the party, adhered to the guiding position of Marxism, and insisted on serving the party and the people’s cause.
It has formed the cradle of the "Builders of the People's Republic", an important town of higher education in the humanities and social sciences, and Marxist teaching and learning.
The three highland school-running characteristics studied are known as "unique in the field of humanities and social sciences in my country", and have made important contributions to the development and prosperity of my country's philosophy and social sciences, and the cause of socialist revolution, construction, and reform.
Since 1950, the country has established key universities, and the Renmin University of China has been among them.
The school is a key construction university of the national "985 Project" and "211 Project".
In 2017, it was selected as the first batch of the national "World-Class Universities and First-Class Disciplines" construction list.
The Renmin University of China has long formed an all-around and multi-level school-running pattern with undergraduate education as the foundation, postgraduate education as the focus, and continuing education as the supplement, forming a discipline development system of "main liberal arts and capable science and engineering".
The school is one of the first universities in my country to set up a graduate school.
There are currently 33 colleges, plus the Sports Department, the School of Continuing Education, and the Shenzhen Research Institute.