Professor ZHENG Shuiquan was born in November 1965. He holds a PhD in Economics and is a member of the Communist Party of China. As the Vice Chairman of the University Council,RUC, he also serves concurrently as the President of the RUC labour Union, the Vice President of Chinese Public Administration Society, and the Vice Chairman of the Publicity Work Research Branch of the China Association of Higher Education.
His main research areas are the theories of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the strategy of advancing the disciplines of humanities and social sciences in universities, and education in ideology and politics in higher education institutions. He is the author and co-author of a number of books, such as On Strengthening the CPC’s Governing Capability, A Study on the Construction of Harmonious Socialist Society, and A Study on Chinese Political Development, etc. He has also published many papers including “Comments on the Theory of Democratic Elitism”, “Positioning and Function of University Publicity in the New Era” and “On University Culture: Great Building, Great Master and Great Vision”. In addition, he participated in drafting “Outline of the Establishment and Improvement of Anti-Corruption System with A Focus on Education”, “System Building and Supervision”, “Advice on Further Strengthening and Improving University’s Education in Ideology and Politics” and “Seven ‘How’s about the Development Theory of China”. He presided over a number of projects focused on humanities and social sciences funded by the Ministry of Education and the Municipal Government of Beijing, such as “the Strategy on the Development of Humanities and Social Sciences Research in Universities”, “Theoretical Innovation and Study-oriented Party Construction”, “Crisis Management of Beijing Olympic Games” and “China Dream: the Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese People” and participated in some major projects initiated by the central government and the Ministry of Education, including “Innovation of the Discourse System of Philosophy and Social Sciences” and “Achievement Assessment and Incentive Systems on Philosophical and Social Scientific Studies in Universities”. Dr. ZHENG has been listed as a social science theorist of the new century by the Municipal Government of Beijing as part of the “One Hundred Talents Project” and has received many awards of excellence for his contributions to publicity and communications in universities.