Introduction to School of Marxism
School of Marxism of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), formerly known as Marxism-Leninism Teaching and Research Office (1956), has successively experienced the Ministry of Social Sciences (1983), then changed to the Department of Social Sciences (1985, with the major of Ideological and Political Education), School of Humanities, Economics and laws (2003), and the Department of Ideological and Political Theory Teaching and Research (2010). In December 2015, the School of Marxism (hereinafter referred to as the School) was established, which was jointly established with China’s Yan’an Cadre College, and it was a second-level unit with independent organizational system directly under the leadership of the university.The discipline of Marxist theory has been identified as a key discipline in the school’s construction and development. In 2018, it was approved as the first batch of key Marxism colleges in Shaanxi Province.
The school now has 66 full-time teachers, including 16 professors and 33 associate professors and 17 Lecturer. Teachers under the age of 45 account for 67.34%, and teachers with doctoral degrees account for 63.26%.There are 23 full-time and part-time doctoral supervisors, including Yan Shuhan, an expert in the research and construction project of Marxist theory, Wang Xiangming, a national excellent "Two Courses" teacher, and more than 10 experts and scholars with extensive influence in the field of Marxist theory discipline, all of whom have served as lecture professors and doctoral supervisors, forming a talent team with relatively reasonable structure. In the development process of more than 60 years, the School has continuously strengthened its teaching staff and cultivated a discipline team with firm belief in Marxism, profound knowledge and great influence in the field of Marxist theoretical research. The team has been awarded the title of Excellent Teaching Team in Shaanxi Province and Advanced Collective in the Construction of Teachers’ Ethics and Morals. A group of outstanding talents have emerged, such as the national outstanding young and middle-aged backbone teachers of Ideological and Political Theory Courses, San Qin Scholars, etc.
The School now has doctoral programs of first-level discipline in ideological and political education and master’s programs of first-level discipline in Marxist theory. There are 4 second-level disciplines under the master's program of first-level discipline in Marxist theory: the basic principles of Marxism, the study of Sinicization of Marxism, the ideological and political education, and the study of basic issues of modern and contemporary Chinese history.
The School now has five teaching and research institutions, including the Department of Ideological and Political Education, the Department of Basic Principles of Marxism, the Department of Research on Sinicization of Marxism, the Department of Research on Basic Issues of Modern and Contemporary Chinese History, and the Department of Ideological and Moral Cultivation as well as Situation Policy.The School has realized in-depth sharing with China’s Yan’an Cadre College in teachers’ training, teaching and scientific research, social practice, etc. It now has provincial platforms such as the Key Public-Opinion Information Research Center in Shaanxi Province, Red Culture Inheritance and Innovation Center of National Defense Characteristic Universities in Shaanxi Province (Universities), etc.
The School has undertaken the task of teaching ideological and political theory courses for all undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral students in the whole university. It has made great efforts to promote the reform of education and teaching methods, and has actively promoted a new teaching mode of ideological and political courses with the "Trinity" of systematic teaching, special-topic teaching and teaching practice. In recent years, the School has won 9 provincial teaching achievement awards and awards in educational reform projects, with 3 courses having been selected into the "Quality Video Open Course" of the Ministry of Education, and with more than 50 various teaching awards and projects at all levels.
The School has formed certain advantages and characteristics in the field of Marxist theoretical research. In recent years, it has been approved with 11 National Social Science Fund of China, 7 Humanities and Social Science Projects of the Ministry of Education, 14 Social Science Fund Projects of Shaanxi Province (including 1 major project), and more than 80 other projects at all levels. More than 200 academic papers have been published, including more than 90 CSSCI papers and 26 papers on “Three Newspapers and One Journal” (namely,People’s Daily,Guangming Daily,Economic Daily, andQiu Shi), and 24 high-level academic monographs have been published as well. It also has successively won 7 Outstanding Achievement Awards of Philosophy and Social Sciences in Shaanxi Province, 8 Outstanding Achievement Awards of Humanities and Social Sciences in Colleges and Universities in Shaanxi Province, and 1 Outstanding Achievement Award of Science and Technology in Colleges and Universities in Shaanxi Province.
During the 14th Five-Year Plan period, with the strong support of the university, the School has made continuous innovation in talent training, scientific research, social service, cultural inheritance and other aspects. Adhering to the development concept of "characteristics of innovation and opening-up", the School has made great efforts to build a unique high-level Marxist theory discipline in China.
Contact Number: 029-88431926
Contact Name: Miss Liu
Contact Address: Dongxiang Road, Dongda Street Office, Chang’an District, Xi'an City.