Shandong University is a key comprehensive university with a long history, a variety of disciplines, strong academic strength, and distinctive characteristics, which has great influence both at home and abroad.
School of Political Science and Public Administration(SPSPA) of Shandong University founded in 1960，covers 2 general academic subjects: political science and public management. Now, the SPSPA has 4 academic departments--Political Science, International Politics, Public Administration and Scientific Socialism, and 9 research centers, including Institute of Contemporary Socialism, Center for European Studies, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Institute of Political Party and Institute of Public Policy. At present, there are 92 full-time members, among them are 72 teaching staffs including 29 professors, 29 associate professors and 14 lecturers.
There are more than 2000 students studying in the School’s BA, MA，MPA and PhD programs. The SPSPA currently runs PhD programs in sub-disciplines including International Politics, Party Politics, Political Theory, Scientific Socialism Study and Administration management; MA programs in all sub-disciplines under the general academic subject of political science. In addition, it also runs MA program in Public Administration as well as the MPA program. At the BA level, the SPSPA offers 5 specialty programs．
SPSPA has made remarkable achievements in this regard in recent years. Over the past years, the SPSPA has established its leading position in China as well as abroad in areas of specialties such as Chinese Political Thoughts, European Politics and Society, Environment Politics, Regional Politics, Party Politics and Contemporary Socialism Study.
The SPSPA puts its priority on international academic exchanges and cooperation. It has established its close and regular cooperation relationship with more than 20 famous universities and academic institutes around the world.