Ministry approves new CASS university

By Xinhua - Global Times Source:Global Times Published: 2017/5/19 21:43:39

The Ministry of Education recently approved the establishment of the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), a new university that will teach undergraduate students, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Friday.

The university will be based on the education resources of the Graduate School of the CASS and integrate the undergraduate education and part of the postgraduate education of the Beijing-based China Youth University for Political Sciences, according to the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League on Friday.

The China Youth University for Political Sciences will no longer offer undergraduate education in the future.

CASS President Wang Weiguang said that the education resources of the Graduate School of CASS and the China Youth University for Political Sciences will provide a great foundation for the new university.

According to Wang, the new university will be set up in Liangxiang Univercity of Fangshan district in Beijing, where top universities such as Beijing Institute of Technology are located.

In the long-term, the university will build another campus in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province.

The University of CASS has finished making its charter, majors to enroll students in 2017 and course plans.

The university will have 8,000 to 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the future.

Xinhua - Global Times

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