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The School of Journalism and Communication

Journalism education at Renmin University of China (RUC) has a long and distinguished history. RUC established the Department of Journalism in 1955. Three years later RUC incorporated Yenching University’s journalism department, founded by American educator Walter Williams. In 1988 the Department of Journalism was renamed the School of Journalism and Communication. Since 2004 the Chinese Ministry of Education has consistently ranked the School of Journalism and Communication the number 1 in China – an unprecedented achievement.

The School of Journalism and Communication is housed in Renmin University’s iconic Ming De Main building.

Over the past 60 years the School of Journalism and Communication, known in China as the ‘cradle’ of the country’s journalists and communication professionals, has graduated more than 10,000 students. The School currently has about 300 students in its BA, MA and PhD programs. The number of international students continues to grow.

The School of Journalism and Communication offers BA degrees in Journalism, Broadcasting, Advertising, and Communication. In 2011, it launched dual-degree options for undergraduates in collaboration with the Law School and the School of International Relations.

The School offers five MA degrees: Journalism, International Journalism, Media Economics, Communication, and Broadcasting. The School’s PhD program includes four concentrations: Journalism, Communication, Media Economics, and Broadcasting.

With its 70 faculty members, many of whom hold PhDs from prestigious Chinese and foreign universities, the School of Journalism and Communication is an important research hub and national think tank. Focal areas of research include journalism history and theory, communication theory, visual communication, new media, international communication, media economics and management, advertising, intercultural communication, audio-visual communication, environmental communication and public diplomacy.

The School of Journalism and Communication houses two highly-respected academic publications: Chinese Journal of Journalism and Communication and Collection of Papers on Journalism and Communication.

Korean students in The School of Journalism and Communication.

The School of Journalism and Communication collaborates with prominent universities in the US, Canada, Russia, Britain, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The School offers English-taught courses at the BA, MA and PhD levels and promotes studying abroad for both undergraduate and graduate students.