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Brief Introduction

Undergraduate Education

CUPL provides 17 undergraduate programs in the following disciplines: law, forensics science, political science, international politics, public affairs administration, industry and commerce administration, economics, international business, management science, philosophy, Chinese language and literature, political philosophy, sociology, psychology, English, German, and journalism. China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) has designated law, political science and public administration, and sociology as Key Disciplines at CUPL. The MOE has granted Key Innovation Program status to projects relating to developing legal reform experts as well as law and commerce development. In addition Key Teaching Discipline status has been conferred to instruction in the areas of legal history and western political science. CUPL also has received MOE recognition for bilingual courses as well as the teaching center.

Graduate Education

Since 1983, the Graduate School has offered several nationally renowned programs, including: doctoral programs in law, political science, and Marxist philosophy; ten disciplinary master’s programs; three professional master’s programs; and two post-doctoral programs. CUPL’s graduate education programs rank first in China, training thousands of graduate students over the past three decades. The Graduate School enjoys a rich heritage, having established China’s first doctoral programs in legal history, economic law, civil procedure, comparative law, and human rights law.

International Students       

CUPL was among the first Chinese universities to admit foreign students seeking a law degree in China. Over the years, CUPL has developed a strong reputation for attracting foreign students, and now has China’s largest contingency of law students from Hong Kong, Macao,Taiwan and other foreign countries.

Open University

CUPL’s Open University has provided continuing education to more than 50,000 adult graduates. CUPL has trained more than 100,000 personnel from China’s judiciary, law enforcement, government agencies, and enterprises in programs relating to professional certification, management, as well as specialized vocational training programs. Utilizing CUPL’s breadth of faculty expertise, the Open University’s Management Office also offers non-academic and part-time executive training opportunities to governmental, non-profit, and community organizations.