Nestled in the ruins of a royal garden that features limpid water and flourishing trees, Tsinghua University has continually pursued the progress and prosperity of the humanities and the arts. In the early days of the university, the literature and art departments gathered a great many eminent scholars and established renown at home and abroad. The School of Public Policy & Management (SPPM), founded at the turn of the century, upholds the university motto of "Self Discipline and Social Commitment" and is committed to talent training, theoretical innovation, discipline construction, and policy consultation. With the joint efforts of its leaders, faculty and students, SPPM has become a leading globally renowned academic institution.
The SPPM is committed to serving the society and the public. Public management constitutes an important part of the national governance system in today's society and the discipline possesses great development potential and application value. Oriented to public values, public management aims to achieve public and social benefits, utilize and deploy public resources, formulate and implement public policies, provide optimal public services, and organize and coordinate public relations. To a large extent, it determines the efficiency of a country’s government, the level of economic and social development, and the degree of modernization of the state governance.
The SPPM is visionary, upright, and innovative. In the future, the SPPM shall stick to the guideline of promoting the modernization of the state governance system and governance capacity, take high-quality public management teaching and research as its mission, and provide high-level governance theories and talent support for national development. The SPPM's development vision is as follows: Centered on talent development, it seeks to emphasize value shaping, capacity building, and knowledge imparting, strengthen the advancement of the teaching force and aid students in progressing in a well-rounded manner, improve the quality of education as the most essential task, adapt to the changing times, attach equal importance to introduction and innovation, enhance the curriculum system, reform the teaching methods, enrich teaching content, and reinforce the compilation of teaching materials. With the needs of national governance as a guide, combine China's rich practices with international frontier theories and methods and produce more research results with Chinese characteristics, international vision and Tsinghua brand influence, reach farther academic height, and make more contributions to national major decisions. To increase exchange and communication with its counterparts in the world, SPPM shall strengthen cooperation with public management circles in all countries, expand teaching and research resources globally, cultivate talents of international governance, and promote the development of the world public management discipline.
Dear faculty, students and alumni, SPPM is our shared academic platform, academic sanctuary, and spiritual home. Let us work together with the support of friends from all walks of life to promote the development of the school and transform it into a world-class institution to better serve the country's governance, increase people's well-being, and promote worldwide peace and progress.
School of Public Policy and Management