Hohai University has determined to cultivate students’ noble personality by moral education since its establishment in 1915. It was one of the earliest universities for the propaganda of Marxism in China. Zhang Wentian, the alumni of Hohai University, was the pioneer who spread Marxism in Nanjing and Jiangsu Province. In 1962, the teacher training class of Political Theories established. The undergraduate program of Political Theories started in 1977 and cooperative education of MA students started in 1986. The MA program of Ideological and Political Education established in 1993. Then, the doctoral degree programs of Basic Theory of Marxism, Ideological and Political Education established in 2005. The School of Marxism was independently set up in 2011. It started the post-doctoral program in the next year and has recruited international doctoral students since 2014. In 2016, the school was honored as the Model School of Marxism of Jiangsu Province.
The school now has 50 faculty members (44 teachers and 6 administrative staff). School teachers have strong strength in teaching and research. There are 10 professors, 16 associate professors and 18 lecturers，among whom 9 doctoral supervisors and 31 MA supervisors. 82% of the teachers own doctor degrees. The school consists of two departments (Department of Political Education and Department of philosophy) as well as the Teaching and Research Center of Ideological and Political Courses. The school also sets up a series of research centers, such as Institute of Marxist Theory and Practice, Institute of Ideological and Political Education, Institute of Community and Social Development, Institute of History and Construction of the CPC, Institute of Chinese Revolution and Contemporary Chinese History, Institute of Culture and Morality, Institute of Social Thoughts and Institute of Ecological Civilization Construction. Besides, Hohai University has three affiliated research institutions in the school, which are Institute of Zhang Wentian, Institute of Water Culture and Research Center of Community.
The school now has two major disciplines: law and philosophy, covering two first-rank disciplines (Marxist Theory and Philosophy) as well as some second-rank disciplines of Politics. Marxist Theory is authorized as first-rank discipline of doctorate degree and selected as the key discipline of Jiangsu Province and Hohai University. In the fourth national discipline evaluation organized by the Ministry of Education in 2017, the discipline of Marxist Theory rank B+ (the 24th of China and the 2nd of Jiangsu Province). The school has a complete undergraduate, master and doctor education system. The undergraduate program of Ideological and Political Education is the feature major of Jiangsu Province. Also, the school attaches great importance to the cultivation of high-level talents for master, doctor and post-doctoral degree.
The school adheres to the academic ideal of achieving mastery through a comprehensive study of Marxism, Western and Chinese thoughts. With broad academic horizon, the teachers and students here have rich research fields. They study the classic works of Marxist writers in order to explore and interpret the basic principles of Marxism and its practical value; They focus on people’s spiritual life and remarkable achievements have been gained in the field of ideology, belief, and spiritual realm; They make in-depth discussion on national and social governance, capital ethics and other aspects concerning with Chinese revolution, construction as well as reform and development; They make further study in the basic theories of Ideological and Political Education, explore the new field of Ideological and Political Sociology, and contribute to the modern transformation and publicity of Ideological and Political Education; They discuss the practical relationships among science, technology and society, which have prominent researches in philosophy of science and technology, engineering ethics, ecological ethics, water culture and ecological civilization construction.
The river enriches all things and the sea covers all rivers.The school inherits the inclusive spirit of Hohai University and sticks to the tenet of 'insist on truth, pursuit of scholarism, respect for virtues, persist in practice '. The whole school now is striving for the development of Marxism research and discipline construction, the promotion of the effectiveness of Ideological and Political Education courses, the endeavors to the cultivation of water conservancy spirit and the development of water ecological civilization, the exploration of the academic exchanges and cooperation at home and abroad in order to return the country and society with high-level achievements.
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