China University of Political Science and Law
; ) is a university in Beijing
, People's Republic of China
. Its law school
is considered one of the best in China. In 2009, The Ministry of Education
ranks CUPL 2nd among top law schools in China. CUPL has two campuses, one is in Haidian
,which is the original campus of the university and the other locates in Changping
. The university's Haidian campus now hosts postgraduate
students only,while Undergraduates
study at a much larger campus in Changping District, in the outer suburbs of Beijing. It is the largest institute in the world for legal education.
At present, CUPL comprises 12 schools, with 21,325 students and more than 1,400 faculty members, of whom 342 are professors and associate professors. CUPL maintains a broad international exchange program, with approximately 600 foreign students from 14 countries.
CUPL was initially established in 1952, with its official name Peking College of Political Science and Law
and combined departments of law, political science, sociology and other subjects of Peking University
, Yenching University
, Fu Jen Catholic University
and Tsinghua University
. The prestigious scholar Ch'ien Tuan-Sheng
(钱端升), who was educated at Harvard University
and regarded as the founder of modern political science
in China, was appointed as the first president. But after the outbreak of......