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MUC School of Continuing Education

School Overview & Development History


The MUC School of Continuing Education at Minzu University of China was preceded by several other related MUC college initiatives dating back to the 1950s. In the early period, foreign experts were invited to participate in its establishment and major construction work to fulfill urgent political, economic, and cultural development needs in ethnic areas during that time. Generally, training of students is carried out in the form of lectures or special reports conducted by faculty members both in China and abroad and by leading comrades of state organs. Already by the beginning of the 1990s, nearly 150 training courses were being taught by the MUC programs and initiatives that preceded the colleges' founding. More than 7,000 students have been trained until now, and many students have gone on to take on distinguished roles encompassing national unity projects, frontier stability projects, and other ongoing modernization initiatives.



School Focus, Beliefs & Development Objectives


The MUC School of Continuing Education of Minzu University of China was established in 2000 based on the former Cadre Management College, the Continuing Education Division, the Night-time Correspondence Department, and the Training Department. It is an important part of Minzu University of China as it is serving ethnic areas and performing social functions. Furthermore, it plays a key role in the management of continuing education within MUC.

The school's preceding departments and initiatives began to implement adult education in 1983 following the spirit of the National Party School Work Conference and the spirit of the Chengdu Committee of the National Civil Affairs Commission. After nearly 20 years of exploration and development, the MUC's related adult education continues to be based on the mission of being "Based in the Capital Society while being Oriented Towards Ethnic Areas," fully integrating the teachers' resources, strictly standardizing curriculum design and teaching management, and carefully creating many applications. Strong and distinctive professional characteristics and quality and overall social satisfaction regarding the program content have all been increasing year after year. Furthermore, the quantity and scale of adult education for students at MUC ranks at the top for all of Beijing.  



Majors & Programs


Specialized Coursework (Program Durations Vary)


  • Adult Academic Education

  • Correspondence Coursework

  • Adult Out of Labor Education

  • Post-Secondary School Undergraduate Degree Transition Programs

  • Post-Secondary School Professional Degree Transition Programs

  • Post-Junior College Undergraduate Transition Programs



In recent years, the MUC School of Continuing Education has taken the initiative to adapt to the development of ethnic areas, consciously fulfilling its social responsibilities, adhering to the needs pertaining to serving the reform and development of ethnic areas, and adopting non-degree education as the focus of transformation and development. In 2012 and 2013, the MUC School of Continuing Education was successively officially recognized by the State Ethnic Affairs Commission. The Ministry of Security has approved the establishment of a bilingual training base for students of various ethnic-national backgrounds and as a continuing education base for a multitude of national professional and technical personnel. The MUC School of Continuing Education relies on the broader influence of MUC in ethnic areas. It integrates in-depth research on the economy, culture, and society of the ethnic regions, and actively explores the new era of education models for ethnic-national areas. The MUC School of Continuing Education has organized several training courses for minority nationality cadres.


Our Talent


Full Time Staff: 35+

Part-Time Staff/Instructors:200+

Professors: 4

Staff with Masters and Doctoral Degrees:25


The MUC School of Continuing Education has more than 35 full-time employees, including 4 professors, 25 doctoral and master's degree holders, and more than 200 concurrent teachers. It has formed many levels of adult education, correspondence education, adult education, and various continuing education training exhibiting qualities of both multi-standard as well as multi-form school systems.



Examples of Internationally Active Scholars



Li Chengzhu (李成柱), Korean Ethnicity

Professor of Music Education

Ph.d. Music Education



Li Chengzhu is a Professor at the MUC School of Continuing Education. He is a well-known vocal educator, master tutor, member of the Art Education Expert Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Director of the Chinese Musicians Association, Chairman of the International Vocal Music Opera Research Association, Executive Chairman of China (Macau) International Culture and Art Education Development Charity Association as well as the Artistic Director of the Performing Arts Grand Prix. He has served as an expert judge for the "Bellini International Vocal Competition", an expert judge for the "Hong Kong International Music Competition", a professor at the Namsann Academy of Arts in Korea, a foreign professor at the Arenal Conservatoire in Italy, and the director of the Higher Art Education Center.


The famous singer and national first-class actor Li Chengzhu has won three gold awards and several government awards in the International Arts Festival Vocal Competition. He has held solo recitals in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany, and the United States many times. In June 2010, he was invited to hold the solo concert of the famous tenor singer Li Chengzhu at the world-famous Carnegie Hall.


School Slogan


“To serve ethnic minority areas and fulfill social functions.”




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