Located beside the beautiful Minzhu Lake, the School of Public Policy & Administration, Chongqing University is an important base for the cultivation of public management personnel and scientific research. Focusing on public topics, the school has established an academic, professional, and training education system to meet the needs of the society for systematic, specialized, and customized education.
In terms of academic education, the school has bachelor, master, and doctoral education systems. For undergraduate education, it covers Public Management and Economics, including the major orientation of Government and Social Management, Organization and Human Resource Management, Smart City and Resource Management, Economics, International Economy and Trade. For postgraduate education, it has doctoral degree awarding for first-level disciplines in Public Administration, and master's degree awarding of 3 disciplines, namely Public Administration, Theoretical Economics and Psychology. In professional degree education, the school has the degree awarding of Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Master of Social Work (MSW).
As for training education, the school serves as the base of Chongqing cadre education and Chongqing civil servants training. It has creatively designed and implemented an education system that serves professional degree education, special education in public administration, and on-demand education, covering a wide range of training and education for civil servants, professionals, and specialized managers.
In the field of academic research, the school boasts of the National "985 Project" Philosophy and Social Science Research Base, Chongqing's Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base - Public Economic and Public Policy Research Center, Chongqing 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center, Local Government Governance Collaborative Innovation Center and China Public Service Evaluation and Research Center of Chongqing University.
The school is actively expanding international exchanges. In recent years, it has strongly supported teachers to go abroad to participate in international conferences and exchange visits, and also created convenient conditions to encourage students to go to famous overseas universities for short-term exchanges and further study. The school has a faculty with reasonable age, education, and professional title and has initially formed a team of teachers suitable for the future development.
Presently, the school has 4 departments (including Public Administration, Public Economics, and Land Resources and Urban Development Management, Public Human Resources and Social Security), consists of 64 full-time teachers, including 2 national talents, 18 professors (researchers) and 29 associate professors (associate researchers), and 18 doctoral supervisors. 90% of teachers with doctoral degrees. There are over 1600 students in the school.