Research Center for Humanity and Social Science of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission of PRC

publish date 2012-12-10

   On March 8th, 2011, the State Ethnic Affairs Commission (SEAC) of PRC established “Research Institute(Center) for Ideological and Political Education in Universities for Nationalities” in our university (released by SEAC-2011-No.18), and it was the first provincial research institute of humanities and social science in Dalian Nationalities Universities. The Party Committee attached great importance to the development of the research institute. It held a conference to arrange the establishment of the research institute and decided to establish “Research Institute for Ideological and political Education in Dalian Nationalities University (released by Dalian Nationalities University-2011-No.27), which was in a university-level and was attached to the Student Work Department of the Party Committee.

    Zhu Zhao, vice chancellor and Yuan Jiang are responsible for the research institute. Yuan Jiang, who is one of the outstanding teaching leaders in university-level, and Ideological and political education teacher in provincial level, is the director. The head of the Student Work Department of the Party Committee, as well as the head of research department for ideological and political education, is the deputy director.```

    The studies conducted by the research institute cover ideological and political education and related fields in Universities for nationalities in the institute, including ideological and political theory education in Universities for nationalities, ideological and political practice education on ethnic minorities, the relationship between ethos and moral education on ethnic minorities, creation of campus culture, and quality cultural education and ideological and political education.

    The research institute has greatly built the team by inviting Liangang Tian, the head of Education Science and Technology Division of SEAC, Jianwu Qu, deputy director of Provincial University Working Committee as well as the supervisor of PHD, as the counselors of the research institute. The team consists of university and department leaders, experts, instructors, student consolers and student supervisors who are engaged in ideological and political education, among whom there are 1 invited professor, 1 academic leader, 1 teaching leader, 12 PHD, 13 professors and 18 associate professors. The research institute has been trying to develop a stable team by project researches.

    The research institute is planning to hold seminars of ideological and political education in ethnic universities, undertaking the SEAC survey of the student ideological and political condition, and the SEAC training for ideological and political education. It is going to undertake the SEAC meeting of preparing for the ethnic theory and policy this year. Within 3 years, the advanced training of secretaries of general party branches who are in charge of student affairs will be completed and the plan will be carried out next year.

    Since the research institute was established, it has completed numerous research tasks including the establishment of provincial advanced science and technology projects, the establishment of autonomous projects according to the development of research teams, commissioned projects, tender projects and youth projects. There are more than 20 projects has been approved including SEAC projects, social science fund project in Province Liaoning, the research project of the development of economic society in Province Liaoning, the research project of university Party building, university education projects in the 12th Five-Year Period in Province Liaoning. The research institute has also got 1 key project, 1 general project, and 3 youth projects, all of which are university autonomous fund projects. Another 5 projects which are commissioned by “Research Institute for Ideological and Political Education in Universities for nationalities”, 10 tender projects for thematic research, 92 general projects, 31 projects of young student counselor and young instructor’ researches have been approved. A research fund of 4 hundred and 27 thousand has been invested in. During the process, the research institute has been encouraged the applicants to cooperate with the experts in related fields, work together with young researchers, and build structure-reasonable research teams.

    The Institute has made great achievements. “The Theory and Practice of Ideological and Political Education in Universities for nationalities”, which was led by Zhu Zhao, vice chancellor, was awarded the 2nd place in the 12th philosophy and social science achievements; “Survey for Student Ideological and political Condition” was awarded the 1st place in SEAC survey reports;”The key role of undergraduates’ supervisors” was awarded the 3rd place in the 14th social science progress achievements in Dalian. 4 Papers were awarded as the Dalian and Provincial Department of Education awarded-winning papers.

    Ever since the Institute established, 90 papers have been published on national magazines at all levels. “The album of Ideological and Political Education”, which was written by the department of research for Ideological and political teaching in Dalian Nationalities University and the research institute of ideological and political education in Universities for nationalities, has formally issued.

    The research institute has actively made academic exchanges and surveys in minority areas and universities for nationalities. Numerous scholars and instructors have attended academic conferences, on which they have got chances to communicate with the research departments for ideological and political education, the departments of student work, and psychological education centers from universities including Beifang University of Nationality, Northwest University for Nationalities, School of Marxism Hulunbuir College and School of Marxism Beifang University of Nationality. They have also communicated with the instructors of ideological and political theory from Tibet University for Nationalities, Northwest University for Nationalities and Southwest University for Nationalities. The academic exchanges and communications have far-reaching influence on understanding the ideological and political teaching and education in universities for nationalities.