About Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), founded in March 2009, consists of 7 academic units: College of Economics, Guanghua Law School, College of Education, School of Management, College of Public Administration, Marxism College (Teaching and Research Institute of Political Theory) and China Academy of Western Region Development.

The faculty has 747 staff members, including 578 teaching staff members, among whom there are 152 professors (research fellows) and 258 associate professors (associate research fellows). The faculty distinguishes itself with one member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2 lecture professors of Cheung Kong Scholars Program, 2 top experts of Zhejiang Province, 3 members of “National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talent Project”, 20 winners of the National Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and members of Trans-Century Training Programme Foundation for the Talents of the Ministry of Education, and 4 Qiushi chair professors of Zhejiang University. Currently, 137 fellows are working on post-doctoral programs at the faculty.

FSS represents many disciplines. It consists of 14 first-level disciplines and 75 second-level disciplines, including 3 national key disciplines, 2 key disciplines supported by the state, 10 class A key disciplines in Zhejiang Province and 4 class B key disciplines in the province.

FSS comprises 40 research institutes (centers), including 2 Key Research Institutes in University, 3 National Innovative Research Bases of Philosophy and Social Sciences under “Project 985”, and 6 key research institutes (centers) at the ministerial or provincial level.

FSS boasts 9 post-doctoral research stations, and has jointly established 2 other post-doctoral research stations with Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environment Sciences: History and Agricultural Resource Utilization.

FSS is composed of 8 first-level doctoral programs, 48 second-level doctoral programs, 11 first-level master’s programs, 75 second-level master’s programs and 28 undergraduate programs. Over the past 5 years, it has produced 675 Ph. D. graduates, 3966 master graduates and 4917 bachelor graduates.