The journalism and communication education of Nankai University began in 1984, and its predecessor is the undergraduate major of Editing. This major was founded in parallel with that established in Peking University and Fudan University, which was the earliest among universities in China. In 2000, the Department of Communication of Nankai University was officially founded. Nankai University established the School of Journalism and Communication in September 2021, which is the first professional school established by Nankai University for the new century.
The School is located at Xiushan Hall, Jinnan Campus, adjacent to the International Education Cluster of Jinnan Campus, with superior geographical conditions. The School relies on the advantages of Nankai University as a comprehensive research-oriented institution and explores new ideas for the construction of new liberal arts through “mutual learning between literature and art, the intersection of literature and science, and the integration of literature and engineering”. It takes journalism, communication, audio-visual content, and digital communication as its main disciplinary directions, highlighting the new liberal arts attributes of omnimedia, integrated media, new media, and international communication. The School is committed to playing a greater role in and providing more support for cultivating omnimedia talents in the new era, promoting media integration and development, building a discourse system for external communication, and devoting to journalism and communication teaching and research cooperation with other countries and regions.
The School currently has four undergraduate majors: Editing and Publishing (Direction of New Media and Digital Publishing), Broadcasting and Television (Direction of Network Audiovisual Media and Media Integration), Journalism, and Network and New Media, two academic master's degree authorization units: Journalism and Communication, and two professional master's degree authorization units: News and Communication and Publishing. Among them, Editing and Publishing and Broadcasting and Television were rated as the provincial-level first-class undergraduate construction sites in 2021.
The School integrates high-quality resources internally and externally. During the undergraduate stage, the School mainly offers core courses such as Introduction to Journalism, Introduction to Communication, Introduction to Publishing and Digital Publishing, Writing in Journalism, News Gathering, Introduction to Network and New Media, Introduction to Broadcasting, Television, and Audiovisual Media, Introduction to Advertising, Digital Media Technology, and Communication Research Methods. During the postgraduate stage, core courses such as Journalism Theory, Communication Theory, Editing and Publishing Theory and Practice, and Special Research on Broadcasting and Television are mainly offered. On the basis of course teaching and practical teaching, the School carries out various forms of academic ability training to enable international students to widely participate in scientific research practice and obtain training on academic ability. The School has increased the proportion of course practice and shifted the focus of teaching from theory to equal weight on theory and practice. Students should not only have basic abilities such as interviewing, writing, editing, and commenting, but also should master new abilities and skills such as omnimedia, big data, cross-border collaboration, social media, and operation and management. Such measures will effectively improve their professional literacy, expand their knowledge structure, and cultivate their innovation ability.
In recent years, the School has admitted multiple international students from Europe, Asia, Africa, and other regions, and has made great strides in the cultivation of students. Graduates find jobs mostly in mainstream media, internet enterprises, state-owned large enterprises and institutions, Party and government agencies, and universities. About 20%-30% of graduates are recommended every year to continue pursuing Master's and Doctor’s degrees in Double First-Class universities without taking exams.
The School has research institutions such as Nankai University's Integrated Media Research Center and Publishing Research Institute. The School of Journalism and Communication has a strong faculty team, with 25 full-time teachers and over 90% of them holding doctoral degrees. Over past years, the School has attracted brilliant talents such as Sun Dehong, former editor-in-chief of Workers’ Daily, Wang Xiaohui, former editor-in-chief of China News Service, and Qi Dexiang, former vice president of Beijing Language and Culture University to join in, which has upgraded the teaching and research capabilities of the School. The research institutions, high-end talents, and full-time teachers of the School provide a solid foundation for study, scientific research and employment of international students.
We sincerely welcome international candidates to apply for the School of Journalism and Communication of Nankai University!
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