To implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s speech during the inspection at China University of Political Science and Law and the spirit of the national and provincial conferences on education, Northwest University of Political Science and Law established the School of National Security after scientific demonstration, elaborate preparation, and considerable deliberation. The establishment of the school is to serve the national strategic needs to build a high-level new think tank, train eminent national security professionals, and promote the construction of a high-level university with distinctive legal characteristics and coordinated development of multi-disciplines.
On the morning of June 15, before the opening of the 4th Chang’an Forum on Overall National Security Concept, the establishing ceremony of the School of National Security was held and attended by Sun Lijun from the Research Department of China Law Society, Deputy Secretary Yang Weifeng from Shaanxi Provincial Political and Legal Committee, Visiting Professor Guo Yonghui, President Yang Zongke from Northwest University of Political Science and Law and other experts and scholars. The ceremony was presided over by Vice President Wang Jian.
Vice President Qi Si read out the Decision of Northwest University of Political Science and Law on the Establishment of the School of National Security. President Yang Zongke awarded the plate to Dean Mu Xingtian and Party Secretary Li Zhengmin of the newly established school.
Yang Zongke pointed out that the establishment of the School of National Security is an important measure for the university to practice the overall national security concept and serve national strategic needs. Northwest University of Political Science and Law, as an important base for the training of legal talent and an important force for domestic legal research, has always adhered to the original intention of serving the strategic needs of the country. Since General Secretary Xi Jinping put forward the concept of overall national security, the university has successively established teaching and research institutions such as the Anti-terrorism Research Institute, Ethnic Religion Research Institute, School of Anti-terrorism Law, and Northwest Social Stability and National Security Legal Research Center. Experts and scholars were organized to build teaching and research units focusing on national security and carrying the functions of talent training, theoretical research, academic exchanges, social services and think tank. The establishment of the School of National Security is also the requirement of university academic and disciplinary development. Northwest University of Political Science and Law has long been concerned about national security issues, especially non-traditional security issues. Since the 1990s, a number of scholars have completed a series of national social science programs related to national security, and published many influential research achievements. Since General Secretary Xi Jinping put forward the concept of overall national security, the university has further clarified its direction of discipline construction, and has gradually formed a number of research orientations such as anti-terrorism, national security law, maritime border security, public security, market risk prevention and control, financial security and cultural security, which has integrated discipline development with national strategy.
Yang also emphasized that the School of National Security should undertake the cause of high-level talent education in national security and set the long-term goal of building the discipline of national security science. In the near future, it shall focus on building an interdisciplinary platform of national security law, strengthening the professional training and academic research in national security law, and striving to become an institute with distinctive features and national influence.
Yang Weifeng congratulated the establishment of the school and stated that it conforms to the needs of national security strategy and reflects the sense of calling of the university. Professor Pan Zhiping also offered his felicitations and the advice that the School of National Security should train a group of loyal and reliable national security professionals in a prompt way to meet the realistic demand under the guidance of the rule of law.
President Mu Xingtian delivered a speech, stating that the school will promote the construction of theoretical framework, enrich the connotation of the discipline, and concentrate on the research of national security issues, in order to provide think tank support for the implementation of national security strategy and contribute to the training of national security talent.