A Brief Introduction of School of Public Administration
School of Public Administration was established in July, 2004 which consists of three organizations: the Research Institute for Management Science and Philosophy in School of Politics and Law；Management Sciences Department in School of Politics and Law；Education and Management Department in School of Education Science. It is located in the scenic campus of South China Normal University in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center.
The college has three departments, one research institute, a provincial art science base and three centers. They are as follows: Department of Education Economics and Management, Department of Management Science, Department of Administration Management, Research Institute of Philosophy, Key Research Base for Humanities and Social Sciences of Ordinary Higher Institutions in Guangdong Province, Systems Science and Systems Management Research Center of South China Normal University, MPA Education and Public Servant Training Center and Research and Development Centre of Modern Education Management.
The college has three undergraduate majors: Public Affairs Management (Education Management), Management Science and Administration Management; six master degree authorization programs: Science and Technology Philosophy, Foreign Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, History of Science and Technology, Education Economics and Management and Administration Management; two professional master degree authorization programs: Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Education (Educational Management); two doctorate degree authorization programs : Science and Technology Philosophy which is a provincial key discipline and the primary support discipline of "211 Project" key construction projects, and Education Economics and Management which is the university-level key disciplines.
The college has 59 staff（45 teaching staff and other 14 staff）who contain 15 professors, 16 associate professors (including associate researchers), 16 lecturers, 9 administrative officers and educational management staff and 5 Political staff. Among the teaching staff, there are 35 teachers with doctorate degree, 3 teachers in-service Ph.D.; 24 Postgraduate Supervisors and 7 Ph.D. Supervisors; a national candidate of “Ten Millions of Talents Project in New Century ", 4 school-level cultivated members in "Thousand Hundred Ten Project "of Guangdong province universities.
The college has 270 full-time graduate students (20 doctors and 250 postgraduate students); 25 postgraduate students and doctors from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan; 745 full-time undergraduate students; 254 Master of Public Administration (MPA) students; 146 Master of Education students; 22 higher normal students from the class which offers master’s degree; 602 students from the postgraduate courses class; 1416 students from the correspondence evening university for junior colleges and undergraduate colleges.
Since the foundation of the college , the teachers have undertaken 9 national projects, 25 provincial and municipal level projects; have received 8 provincial and municipal level awards; have published more than 300 theses in the "Systems Research and Behavioral Science", "Philosophy Research", " Education Research"," Academic research "," Administration in China "and other core journals at home and abroad; and have issued more than 40 monographs and textbooks published by the People's Publishing Press, the People's Education Press, Sun Yat-sen University Publishing Press. There are 14 scientific research projects (8 programs for the longitudinal study, 6 programs for the transverse study) in 2009. School of Public Administration is carrying out the international academic exchanges and cooperation, at the same time, taking advantage of its merits and providing consultation for the local governments’ enterprises’ and institutions’ decision-making.