School of Economics
Renmin University of China
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.