SCHOOL OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY (SSDPP)Print
The School of Social Development and Public Policy (SSDPP) was founded in September 2008.
It was originally the Institute of Social Development and Public Policy (ISDPP), first established in 1999. The School was founded during an era of dramatic globalization and the astonishingly rapid development of China. During the past decade, extensive reforms in public policy and management have been adopted around the world; governments have been eagerly improving their nations with a competitive spirit, and the Chinese government has endeavored to better its people's livelihood and construct a harmonious society. In order to meet the needs of the day, we have chosen the promotion of social equity and justice as our mission and the creation of a meritocracy as the core values of the SSDPP. The school integrates knowledge and academic strength from various disciplines among the social sciences, with a focus on empirical research and the implications of public policy, and pursues collaboration with the public sector, including governmental as well as academic exchange with both domestic and international institutions. We produce cutting-edge research based on a profound understanding of Chinese society, engage in dialogue with top scholars around the world, draw upon leading international expertise to find solutions to problems specific to China, and export Chinese wisdom and experience to be implemented in other parts of the world. Thus, in the past ten years, we have responded actively to many social and public issues in China as well as to issues around the world, and we have gained strength through this process.
SSDPP website: http://idppa.ssdpp.net.cn/