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From 1981 to 2007, there have been 939 undergraduate students enrolled in the Department and 704 of these students have graduated; 766 masters degree students had been enrolled and of these 524 have graduated; and 213 doctoral degree students have enrolled and of these 130 have graduated. There have been 96 students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, of whom 48 have graduated. Currently, there are 552 students in sociology, social work and anthropology, of whom 181 are full-time undergraduate students from China and 67 are undergraduate students from oversees. There are 130 master degree students on the Beijing campus and 112 graduate students (master degree) on the Shenzhen Campus of Peking University. There are 63 doctoral students on the Beijing campus, some of whom are from Japan, South Korea and other countries.
The objective of sociology in Peking University is to train highly-qualified students in sociology, anthropology, demography, social work and social policy, with law-abiding, good moral character and a strong social concern and sense of mission. Our teaching activities have been fully in accordance with the policy of the University in "strengthening the foundation, playing down the professional specificity, educating based on the condition of students." In teaching content, we have adhered to "freedom of thought and inclusiveness," in accordance with the tradition of Peking University of providing students with more academic choices. Our teaching methodology features a linking of teaching, research and social practices, integrally, into the students’ academic experience, thereby enhancing the ability of both teachers and students to contribute effectively to China’s social development with a strong sense of social responsibility.
The Department of Sociology has close working relationships and maintains academic exchanges with universities in the United States, France, Britain, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong and other areas. By inviting experts to give lessons and carry out cooperative research, our department has established good academic relationships with famous universities around the world, including the University of Michigan, the University of California, Yale University, Stanford University, University of Illinois, the University of Nottingham, Australian National University, University of Toronto, the Moscow State University, Waseda University, National University of Seoul, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In addition, our department has built academic ties with the European Community, the World Bank, and the French National Academy of Sciences. We welcome and look forward to increased cooperation and exchange with academic colleagues around the world.
Contact person: Dr. Zhu Xiaoyang, Deputy Head, and Associate Professor