Minzu University of China

Minzu University of China (MUC, simplified Chinese: 中央民族大学; traditional Chinese: 中央民族大學; pinyin: Zhōngyāng Mínzú Dàxúe) is a national public university in Haidian District, Beijing, China designated for ethnic minorities in China.

MUC was selected as one of national key universities to directly receive funding from Double First Class University Plan, former Project 211 and Project 985, aspiring to become a worldwide leading university. It is a Chinese state Class A Double First Class University identified by the Ministry of Education. It is colloquially known as Míndà in Putonghua. It was formerly known in English as the Central University for Nationalities (CUN).

Minzu University ranked first in China among universities for ethnic minorities. It aims to be one of the best universities of its kind in the world for inheriting and promoting the excellent culture of all ethnic groups. With the strong support of Chinese government, it has developed rapidly over the years. MUC is one of the most prestigious universities in China in ethnology, anthropology, ethnic economies, regional economics, religion studies, history, dance, and fine arts.

Rankings and Reputation

Minzu University is ranked first in China among universities that originated as “ethnic minorities”. In 2020, Minzu University of China ranked 582th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.

It also ranked 301-350th in Asia by the QS Asia University Rankings and 271-280th among BRICS countries by the QS BRICS University Rankings.

Internationally, Minzu University of China was ranked amongst top 2000 in the world by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) and University Ranking by Academic Performance.