Richly endowed with the academic advantages of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, UCASS attains its strategic integration of research and teaching by encouraging the faculty and students to undertake and participate in various high-quality research in humanities and social sciences for mutually reinforcing results in education and research.These research projects are normally sponsored by the University and various government research grants, or commissioned by external third parties.


Research Institutes and Centers

UCASS runs a number of research institutes and centers through which faculty and researchers conduct research solo or in collaborations with academics from UCASS, CASS institutes or/and other institutions. The research focuses on a very diverse set of theoretical and practical topics in humanities and social sciences. 

    Institute of Advanced Studies in the 21st Century Marxism in Contemporary China

    Institute of Advanced Studies in Hermeneutics

    Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Policy and Economics

    Institute of Advanced Studies in Sino-Russia Relations

    Institute of Advanced Studies in the Belt and Road

    Institute of Advanced Studies in Ideological and Political Education

    Institute of Advanced Studies in “Rule of Law” Innovation in the New Era

    Institute of Advanced Studies in Spatial Strategy for Urban Agglomeration

    Innovative Development Center of University Political and Civic Education (approved and accredited by the Ministry of Education)

    Literature and Hermeneutics Research Center (approved and accredited by CASS)

    International Energy Security Research Center (approved and accredited by CASS)

    Science, Technology & Law Research Center

    Social Responsibility Research Center

    Research Center for Western Regions Studies

    Ethical Value and Well-being Education Research Center

    Chinese Traditional Culture Inheritance and Innovation Research Center

    Pacific History and Culture Research Center

    Brand Leadership Research Center

    Energy Law Research Center

    Law & Economics Research Center

    Criminal Defense Research Center

    Criminal Precedents & Interpretation Research Center

    Rule of Law on the Internet Research Center

    Competition Law Research Center

    Center for Juvenile Research

    Creative Communication Research Center

    Media & Youth Research Center

    New Media Research Center

    Political Communication Research Center

    Media Law Research Center

    Foreign Language and Literature Research Center

    Social Organization and Public Governance Research Center

    Leadership Research Center

    Public Policy Research Center

    Taxation Law and Governance Research Center

    Higher Education Research Center

    University Student Development Research Center

    Research Center for Teaching Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Research Funding Support for Faculty, Researchers and Students

At yearly basis, faculty, researchers and students apply for funding supports with their detailed research schemes at UCASS. The various funds with designated orientation and assessment criteria are intended to encourage and facilitate research activities of various features. Below is the list of the most important funds in operation.

    Major Academic Innovation Platform Support

    First-level Discipline Development Support

    International Forum Support

    Academic Innovation Support

    Think Tank Development Support

    Academic Conference Support

    Educational Management Research Support

    Support for Outstanding Research Result Promotion

    Important Research Project Support

    Support for Research Award

    Young Scholars Doing Research at Top Overseas Universities Support

    Program for the New Talents of Humanities and Social Sciencesat Undergraduate Level

    Innovative Research Funds for Postgraduates


A selection of published books authored by UCASS faculty members

A Selected List of External Research Fund Resources for Faculty-led Research

    ⊕ Chinese Central and Provincial Government Program and Chinese Ministerial Program

    ⊕ Key (Grant) Project of the National Social Science Fund of China

    ⊕ National Key R&D Program of China

    ⊕ General Project of the National Social Science Fund of China

    ⊕ Project of Ministry of Education of China

    ⊕ Beijing Social Science Foundation Project

    ⊕ Key Project of National Affairs of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    ⊕ General Project of National Affairs of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    ⊕ Project Commissioned by the Supreme People's Procuratorate of China


Journal of Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

The Journal of GSCASS launched its operations in 1979 by publishing academic articles authored by well-recognized scholars. The Journal draws expertise from the research institutes of CASS, coveringa wide range of social science disciplines such as Philosophy, Economics, Management, Politics, Logic, Law, Sociology, Literature, Linguistics, Journalism, History, Archaeology, and Ethnic Studies.


All students and faculty members of UCASS have full access to the library system of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, including its specialized libraries and archives of affiliated institutes. As a branch of the extensive CASS Library System, UCASS Library is situated on Liangxiang campus with a total collection of 463,800 volumes, including over 357,000 books in Chinese, more than 48,400 books in foreign languages, more than 58,000 back issues of Chinese and foreign periodicals, more than 161 online databases, 57,000 full-text electronic journals in Chinese and foreign languages, and over 2 million copies of electronic publications.