School of Economics

The School of Economics at Renmin University of China (RUC) was formed in 1998 as a vibrant collection of the Department of Economics, the Department of International Economics and the Institute for Economic Research. The history of the school could be traced back to 1946, when the North-China United University, the predecessor of RUC, set up the Department of Finance and Economics, which was renamed as the Department of Economics in 1946. The science of economics at Renmin University of China has earned a strong reputation for its excellence in research and teaching. In all three assessments on teaching and research quality conducted by the Ministry of Education (2004, 2008, and 2012), the school was ranked #1 in both theoretical and applied economics.

Renmin University of China is recognized throughout the country for pioneering the advancement and development of theoretical economics in China. With an invaluable faculty body, which is dynamic and diverse, the School of Economics has been an important national center for economic teaching and research since the earliest days of the People’s Republic.  Its faculty, include 52 full professors and 55 associate professors.

The School of Economics aims to establish itself as a first-class economics institute worldwide. The School will be striving towards this goal with our consistent and committed efforts to attract and retain exceptional faculty, and to maintain high teaching and research quality, to meet the needs of society.