Sociology Sun Yat-sen University enjoyed its rapid development since reform and opening up. It’s not only the center of the whole sociological research in South China, but also has an important influence in the Chinese sociology. With the advantage of next to Hong Kong, Sociology bridges mutual exchange and communication of China Sociology with Hong Kong and international sociology. In 2008, during the disciplinary competition organized by the Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-sen University ranked the third in parallel.
In the aspect of student cultivation, sociology focuses on the training of theory and methods with a solid foundation to promote professional skills and practice. After years of development, it puts forward the cultivating goals “Solid sociological theory, skilled sociological methods, keen social observation and strong sense of social responsibility”, formed a professional teaching system and established teaching practice bases.
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