Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Founded in 1958 and administered by the Municipal Government of Shanghai, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) is China's oldest institution for the humanities and social sciences and is the largest one outside the capital of Beijing.
SASS has 18 institutes which conduct theoretical research and applied studies, with a special focus on important issues arising from the current social and economic transformation and the country's continual reform and development. With its comprehensive research achievements, SASS contributes greatly to the nation and the municipality through its policy studies for government authorities, training and consulting services. Its research findings and publications have been particularly influential with policy makers as well as with the greater public.
SASS currently has more than 800 employees, of which over 500 are researchers, among whom there are 131 research professors and 167 associate research professors.
SASS started to enroll graduate students in 1979, as it was one of the first educational institutions authorized by the academic degree commission of the State Council to confer degrees. Our subjects involve six categories: philosophy, economics, law, history, literature and management science. And we have eight doctoral degree programs, 61 master's programs, 58 tutors for doctoral programs and 193 tutors for master's programs. The academy currently has over 600 students.
Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences recruits foreign students and welcomes foreign citizens to apply for PhD and master's degrees at the academy.