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II. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT PROVIDER & ARCHIVES/RECORDS PROGRAMS OF STUDY
1 Background and general description of archives/ records program
The Archives College (AC) in Renmin University of China, which was established in 1952, is the earliest and the largest higher education and research institution on archives and information management in China. It has become an important base for training senior professional archivists and information managers. The graduates of AC cover all over the country, many of whom have already become academic or business backbones and made a great contribution to the development of archival undertakings in China.
At present, AC has an amount of 400 students on campus, including undergraduates, post graduates and doctorates. By keeping pace with the information age, AC aims at becoming an influential education and research center on archives and information management worldwide in the near future.
2 Academic/training year:
Month (start) SeptemberMonth (end) July
Number 2 of terms/semesters/sessions containing number _20_ of weeks
3 Language(s) of instruction:
Chinese & English
4 Credentials conferred
Doctor in Archival Science
Master in Archival Science/ Information Science/ Library Science/Chinese and Foreign Political Systems
Bachelor in Archival Science/ Information Management and Information System
Doctor in Archival Science: training senior research talents in the field of information management, especially in archival fundamental theories and methodology.
Master in Archival Science: training intermediate and high level professionals in the respects of archival theory research, records and archives management, the exploration and utility of archival resources and archives preservation.
Master in Information Science: training intermediate and high level professionals in the respects of knowledge management, information management, information system design and development, and information media communication.
Master in Library Science: training intermediate and high level professionals in the respects of library science, documents resources management and development.
Master in Chinese and Foreign Political Systems: training intermediate and high level professionals in the respects of political system study and system analysis.
Undergraduate in Archival Science: training professionals in the respects of records and archives management.
Undergraduate in Information Management and Information System: training professionals in the respects of administrative information management, information system design and maintenance, and network management.
IV. DETAILS OF TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES IN ARCHIVES/RECORDS