China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL; simplified Chinese: 中国政法大学; traditional Chinese: 中國政法大學; pinyin: Zhōngguó Zhèngfǎ Dàxué, abbr. 法大, Fǎ Dà) is a national research university established in 1952 in Beijing, China. It is the No. 1 political science and law university in China, with a strong emphasis on the research and teaching of law, politics, economics, management, sociology, history, and philosophy.
CUPL is a top tier institution included in the nation’s Double First Class University Plan, former Project 211, Project 985 Innovative Platforms for Key Disciplines as part of the national endeavor to build world-class universities. Evaluated by the Ministry of Education, it achieved the highest status “A+” in legal studies. It is also one of the most selective universities to enter through China’s National College Entrance Exam. The university consistently features in the top 150 global universities in “Law and Legal Studies” as ranked by the QS World University Rankings by Subjects.
CUPL has two campuses, one in Haidian District as the original campus of the university, and the other located in Changping District. At present, Haidian campus only conducts postgraduate education while undergraduates study on the larger Changping campus. In 2015, CUPL comprises 13 schools, with 15,833 students and 951 faculty members, of whom 290 are professors. CUPL maintains a broad international exchange program, with approximately 1000 foreign students from many countries.