SHANDONG University of political science and law
SHANDONG University of political science and law
About SUPL



Foundation (From 1955 to 1961)

    People's Committee of Shandong Province decided to establish Shandong Political Science and Law Cadre School on July 20, 1955, located in Jinan Dragon and Phoenix Street. On February 24, 1959, CPC Shandong Provincial Committee decided to establish Shandong Institute of Political Science and Law. Comrade Shu Tong, the then party secretary, inscribed the name of the school. Then on August 15, 1961 CPC Shandong Provincial Committee decided to withdraw Shandong Institute of Political Science and Law. Restoration and Preparation for Shandong Institute of Political Science and Law (From 1979 to 2006)

    On December 23, 1979, Shandong Provincial Committee and Government decided to resume Shandong Political Science and Law Cadre School, whose name was converted into Shandong Justice Administration Cadre College on October 3, 1983. The school moved to its present school site in March 1986. On October 19, 1987, provincial government approved the school changed its name to Shandong Administrative Cadre Institute of Political Science and Law. The preparation for Shandong Institute of Political Science and Law began in February 2005. The preparatory period is 2 years.

Shandong University of Political Science and Law (From 2007 to present)

    On March 16, 2007 and April 26, Ministry of Education and Shandong Provincial People's Government issued a document to approve formally to establish Shandong University of Political Science and Law, with the school code: 14100. On June 3, 2008, Shandong University of Political Science and Law became the degree-conferring unit, approved by the Academic Degrees Committee of Shandong Province. Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, according to the Degree Document No. [2011] 69, approved that Shandong University of Political Science and Law to recruit postgraduates of Legal Master since 2012.


Basic condition

    The university covers about 569,000 m2 and the construction area is about 270,000 m2. Fixed assets are 490 million RMB and teaching-researching equipments worth more than 49 million RMB. Law teaching-training center is the experimental teaching demonstration center of Shandong province. The university has more than 20 research institutions, such as Social Stable Research Center, Ideological and Political work Research Base, Evidence Forensic Laboratory, Judicial Research Institute, Judicial Accounting Research Institute and Forensic Center. It has nearly 200 campus practice bases in court system, prosecutors system, law firms, prison system, government agencies, and enterprises. Library, with its collection of more than 105 printed books, more than 142 electronic books and 5,127GB total storage, is regarded as an advanced library in Shandong province. Construction of digital campus network has been completed which offers an information support for the whole process of personnel training.

Disciplines and professional system

    The university adheres to the principle that highlights the features, strengthens the disciplines of law and supports other disciplines. A multidisciplinary has been evolved gradually with the obvious advantages of the legal discipline. The university also adheres to the classified construction, taking law discipline group as a core, administration and new media discipline group as two wings, information management and foreign language discipline group as base. The “122” discipline system has been established completely.

    The university has a provincial featured key disciplines - criminal law, provincial key discipline - economic law, provincial key laboratory - evidence forensic laboratory, provincial key humanities and social sciences research center - civil and commercial law research center. It is the first university to own “triple points” construction projects wholly in the provincial universities

    The university now has master of law degree award qualification and more than 20 undergraduate majors. Law discipline is one of the first comprehensive reforms of local colleges of the national “undergraduate teaching project”, and the project of experimental zone of “333” law applied talents training mode reform. Disciplines of law, prisons, international economics and trade, administration are the provincial featured disciplines.


    There are more than 500 full-time teachers and about 180 part-time teachers in the university. Among the full-time teachers, there are more than 200 professors and associate professors, accounting for 39.5% of the total number. Teachers who have doctoral and master degrees account for 81.3% of the total number, 118 among which have the doctoral degree, accounting for 23%. 184 of them have professional (industry) and vocational qualifications, accounting for 36.1% of the total number. Besides, there are 50 graduate instructors, 3 provincial teaching teams, 1 national outstanding teacher, 4 provincial outstanding teachers, 3 provincial excellent teachers, 2 provincial experts of key disciplines, 2 jurists of “ten young jurists in Shandong province”, and 1 young expert who has made outstanding contributions for Shandong province.

Talents training

    Teaching has been always regarded as the center of the work, implementing the undergraduate teaching quality project. In 2008, the university became a bachelor’s degree granting unit, and acquired qualification of training foreign students. In Oct. 2011, approved by Degrees Committee of the State Council, the university now has master of law degree award qualification. There are 12,000 undergraduates now.

    There are nearly 40 provincial quality courses, 11 provincial teaching reform research programs, 3 Teaching Award both ministerial and provincial.

    “Dianqing Project”, the featured quality education program, has been selected as one of the innovative pilot projects of “to create a second transcript of college students”, which is the priority of the National League.

    The university adopts many different training forms, like classification training, complex training, order training, joint training and so on, focusing on professional ability to meet the needs of personal and overall developments. The students majoring in law have done a good job in National Judicial tests, and the pass rate maintained at around 50% since 2009. The pass rate of civil servants at all levels, selected students tests, institution tests and postgraduate tests stabilized at above 20%. The overall employment rate has remained at around 90%. There are about 140,000 students graduated from our university since 1955.

Scientific research

    There are more than 100 national, provincial and ministerial research programs since the “Eleventh Five-Year”, among which are National Social Science Foundation Research Programs and National Natural Science Foundation Research Programs. More than 30 programs have won the awards like Science and Technology Progress Award and Social Science Research Excellence Award. The school-sponsored journal POLITICAL has been selected as one of the source journals in “Chinese Social Science Citation Index” (CSSCI).

Cultural education

    The university adheres to cultural education, building a harmonious campus. It has won many awards like "national model worker home”, provincial "civilized campus", "green campus", “safe campus”, "outstanding moral education college", "model law college", "trustworthy unit” and “advanced unit of campus management”.


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