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Guangming School of Journalism and Communication, established in July 2008, derived from Department of Journalism in School of Humanities in CUPL. In April 2014, in order to implement the policy of “Collaboration of the Ministry and university”, Guangming School of Journalism and Communication was further developed upon the cooperation conducted by CUPL and Guangming Daily and became the first school established by universities and Chinese national media. In the past 10 years, Guangming School has been focusing on promoting interdisciplinary and integrated innovation among journalism, law, politic, economy, culture and so forth. Many a interdisciplinary like communication Law, political communication, news and ethics, media and cultural industries have gradually developed with unique characteristics. Guangming School has also been making full use of its media resources to set up innovation platform for academic research, teaching, discipline construction, personnel training, collective social practice and social service to keep up with the trend of media integration. Now the school has developed into a training base for outstanding talents in journalism with distinctive characteristics and capable activities.

The school has got the authorization to grant Ph.D. degree in the second-level discipline of political communication, MJC ink Journalism and communication, and Master's degree in the First-Level Discipline of Journalism and communication science, which consists of two secondary disciplines: journalism and communication science (with six directions including rule of law journalism, communication law and communication ethics, network and new media, political communication, media management, cultural media industry).The undergraduate majors of journalism and network and new media has begun to shape in years of development.

The school has a compound, highly educated and internationalized team of teaching staff. There are 7 professors, 13 associate professors and 18 full-time teachers graduated from well-known universities with abundant research experiences. One has been appointed as a member of the UNESCO Expert Group on Global Education Reform in China, one as a member of the Education Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, one enjoys special allowances from the Government of the State Council, one as an invited consultant of the Supreme People's Court, and two as "Beijing Young Talents Plan". One was appointed as an expert judge of the International Moot Court of Media Law of Price, Oxford University in 2013. Six were selected as members of the "1000-person Program" conducted by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Publicity and the practitioners of the press, three teams has been selected into "Young Teachers 'Academic Innovation Team" in CUPL. Moreover, the school has employs 42 part-time professors, 30 part-time tutors and 8 media experts in expect of teaching, enlightening and expanding the vision of our students.

Currently there are 388 full-time students (251 undergraduates and 137 graduates) and our employment rate of has always been at the forefront. Employment units for graduates include People's Daily, Guangming Daily, Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, Procuratorial Daily, People's Court Daily, People's Public Security Daily, Sina and Today's Headlines, Ministry of Culture, State Administration of Radio, Television and Public Prosecution Law and so on. The School has also set up the two-way exemption with from Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University to recommend and admit graduate students. "Hu Yuzhi Scholarship", "Yang Xiguang Assistant Fellowship", "Guangming New Media Research Award", "Yingtang Scholarship" are projects awarding students and teachers who are able to done well in the works.

Focusing on international exchanges and cooperation, the school has established cooperative relations with Northwest University, Kansas University, North Carolina University, East Carolina University, Westminster University, Nottingham Trent University, Meiji College University of Japan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Taiwan Political University, Shixin University of Taiwan and Taiwan Cultural University.

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