• Research
  • Humanities & Social Sciences

    Nankai consists of 12 schools in the fields of humanities and social sciences, including the School of Liberal Arts, College of History, Faculty of Philosophy, Law School, Zhou Enlai School of Government, College of Foreign Languages, College of Ideological and Cultural Education, School of Economics, School of Business, College of Chinese Language and Culture, College of Tourism and Service Management and School of Finance.

    The nine specialized research institutions are China APEC Institute, Institute of Economic and Social Development, Binhai Development Institute, Institute of Japan Studies, Institute of State Economy, Institute of Intercultural Communication, Institute of Finance and Development, Institute of China Contemporary Problems and Institute of Ecological Civilization.

    Nankai offers eight key research bases for humanities and social sciences managed by the Ministry of Education which include the APEC Study Center, The Research Center on Multinational Corporations, The Research Center for Human Rights, The Research Center for the History of Modern World, The Research Center for Political Economy, Center for Chinese Social History, Institute of China Corporate Governance and Center for Management Innovation of Chinese Philosophy and Social Science.

    In addition, there are over 100 non-entity research institutions. Thus, the university has developed a scientific research system with academic schools at its root, specialized research institutions its basis and non-entity research institutions its extension. With the aim of developing the academic center with Chinese characteristics, Chinese manner and Chinese style, the university focuses on research concerning the national economy and people's livelihood and serving the development of economy and society. It has become the research center of humanities and social sciences in China.

    Nankai University now has 1,061 full-time teachers in the School of the Arts, among which there are 714 professors, 449 associate professors, and 81 recipients of the Cross Century Talents Foundation under the Ministry of Education. In recent years, the actual scientific research funding of the arts have increased by 30% continuously, exceeding 100 million yuan for the first time in 2013. Since 2011, Nankai has won the bids of 44 major projects through the National Social Sciences Fund and Humanities and Social Research supported by Ministry of Education. In the years 2014 and 2015, Nankai was one of the top 3 universities among all China's higher education institutions in terms of the major projects through the National Social Sciences Fund.

    In the new period of, Nankai University history, it holds fast to its academic tradition of Knowing China to Serve China and carries forward the characteristic advantages of its solid foundation, prominent application and innovation. It adheres to the principles of serving for decision-making, preserving culture, innovating theory and educating people for governance. Nankai seizes the developmental opportunity for the humanities and social science disciplines to build China's characteristic think tank. It serves for the Communist Party of China, helps with scientific and democratic decision-making, solves the developmental problems and builds a think tank group based on key research bases for humanities and social sciences, research institutions and non-entity research centers serving for national, regional and industrial development.