Renmin University of China (RUC; Chinese: 中国人民大学) is a national public research university in Beijing, China. The university is affiliated to the Ministry of Education, and co-funded by the Ministry and the Beijing Municipal People’s Government.
RUC is designated as a Class A Double First Class University of the Double First Class University Plan and was also funded by former Project 985, Project 211 and is considered the most prestigious University for humanities and social sciences in China. According to the latest evaluation by the Chinese ministry of education RUC ranked No.1 among all Chinese Universities for 9 disciplines which include Theoretical economics, Applied economics, Law & Legal studies, Political science, Sociology, Journalism, Statistics, Business management and Public administration. The university is generally considered one of the most competitive in the country as it only admits students whose national entrance examination score ranks the top 0.1% in each province/state. RUC is also entitled 25 national key disciplines (ranks No.5 of China), 13 national key research bases of humanities and social sciences (ranks No.1 of China), and 6 national teaching and research bases of fundamental arts disciplines (ranks No.1 of China).
According to the 2021 QS World University by Subject, the Renmin University of China was ranked among the top 40 in the world for Philosophy, top 80 in social sciences and management and top 51 in legal studies and law.According to the Financial Times, the Renmin Business School is considered as the top 50 business schools in the world, with its global MBA ranked 38th in the world, Executive MBA ranked 43rd, and its Executive Education ranked 11th in the world (the best in Asia).