The School possesses a high-quality teaching staff team that is proactive, qualified, and rationally structured. Currently, there are 55 full-time teachers, and 40 of them occupy senior professional posts, 33 of them have doctoral degrees and 15 of them have experiences of studying abroad.
In January 2007, the School, associating with Beijing Education Commission and Beijing Philosophy and Social Science Planning Office, established Beijing Energy Development Research Center (BEDRC), which is the nation’s first and only philosophy and social science research institute at the provincial level focusing on various energy issues. Relying on the BEDRC platform, the School has been constantly strengthening the research group building and developing extensive and substantive research communication and cooperation with many overseas and domestic universities and research institutes. In recent years, the School has undertaken more than 80 government-sponsored research projects, including around 30 projects at the national level and around 50 projects at the provincial level, and lots of enterprises-sponsored research projects. The amount of these projects reached over 10 million yuan. Meanwhile, the School has published over 30 academic books and over 500 papers in domestic and international journals. And some submitted research reports were adopted by or received positive instructions from various departments, for example, Supreme People’s Court, Ministry of Commerce, National Energy Administration, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Civil Affairs, CCP Committee of Beijing, People’s Government of Beijing, etc.
Regarding the teaching facilities, the School has an office automation laboratory, moot court, legal clinic, social work laboratory, reference room, art studio, prepress laboratory, graphic design laboratory, and so on. It, therefore, has formed the special talents development featuring “to focus on a solid foundation, emphasize on practice, promote abilities and pursue innovation”.
In the guidance of the University strategic goal of “to be a research-oriented, multi-disciplinary, and internationalized national key university which takes the first-class position in China and has definite influence in the international community”, the School will consistently centre on the social sciences discipline construction and strive to approach the target set by the University of “making the social sciences discipline play an important supporting role” through achieving a series of high-level scientific research results and developing a considerable number of high-quality innovative talents for the country and society within the following 3 to 5 years. The School will make contributions to fulfilling the historical task to build a characteristic, competitive and influential social sciences discipline for the engineering-based multidisciplinary University!