Department of Communication
Dean: Li Mingde Email:email@example.com
Deputy Dean: Chen Qiang Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor: Li Mingde, Yang Li, Wu Feng, Chen Jiyin
Journalism and Communication Discipline at Xi'an Jiaotong University was set up in 2003, which was then the second-level master’s degree program belonged to Department of Chinese and Literature. The Department of Communication was founded in December 2015. Now there are 22 full-time teachers, including 4 professors, 4 associate professors, 14 lecturers and 8 part-time teachers. In 2010, the Department of Communication was approved to have professional master’s degree (Master of Coursework) by Ministry of Education, which was one of the first 48 professional master’s degree (Master of Coursework) ever been approved in China. In 2011, the Department of Communication started to offer first-level academic master’s degree (Master of Research) program, which covering the secondary disciplines, journalism and communication. The Department of Communication recruits about 50 postgraduate students each year.
In 2007, the Department of Communication began to recruit doctoral students in the direction of cultural communication and the theory and practice of journalism in the doctoral program of the first-level discipline of Marxist theory. The School of Journalism and New Media at Xi’an Jiaotong University was a new type of journalism school named after the new media earlier in China and used new media as its teaching and research direction. In June of the same year, it was jointly established with the Propaganda Department of Shan Xi Province. In 2016, an additional undergraduate major in network and new media was established, with an average annual enrollment of around 30 students. So far, the "undergraduate-master-doctoral" discipline training system has been initially formed. In recent years, the Department of Communication has undertaken more than 40 national and provincial research projects in journalism and communication, and has published more than 20 textbooks and monographs, and more than 200 papers. The scientific achievements have received provincial-level awards several times for many years. In particular, in-depth research has been carried out in the fields of public opinion analysis, social media and political ecology: the Shan Xi Provincial Communication Association has jointly launched the “Top Ten Cases of Network Communication in Shan Xi Province” for consecutive years; and co-organizedPublic Opinion Analysiswith the Shan Xi Provincial Committee Network Office to publish internal reference. The above researches have received extensive attention and high praise from the related government departments.
“New Media and Social Governance Innovation Team” was included in the “Three Qin Scholars” Innovation Team Support Program in Shan Xi Province, focusing on new media and social governance, new media and big data, new media and political communication, and so on. Research directions such as cultural communication, data news and computing communication, and government affairs have gradually formed characteristics.