The history of College of Public Management (CPM) at NUIST (Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology) can be traced back to 1960, when Teaching and Research Section of Marxism-Leninism was established in the former Nanjing Meteorology College. Thereafter it went through the Section of Social Science to the Department of Social Science which was adjusted to the Department of Public Management, the Department of Economic Trade and the Department of Law and Literature. On the basis of the Department of Public Management, the College of Public Management was established.
There are 3 undergraduate disciplines and 2 postgraduate disciplines in CPM. The former are Administrative Management (ADM), Public Sector Management (PSM) and Law, and the latter are Marxist Tenets (MT) and Ideological and Political Education (IPE) respectively. Now CPM has over one thousand graduate students that work in many different fields. In February 2008, CPM established the second-level Specialties Leading to Doctor Degree of Climate Change and Public Meteorology depending on the discipline of Atmospheric Science. In July, 2008, the discipline of Public Management was entitled as the key established discipline for China Meteorological Bureau, and in the same year CPM, also, established ICCPP (Institution of Climate Change & Public Policy) which was approved by Jiangsu Province Office of Education as the key research base for social science in Jiangsu Universities. There are two labs in CPM, being stimulated court and public management. Apart from the teaching for undergraduate students and postgraduate students, SPM is responsible for the teaching and reform of the university’s Ideological and Political Theories Course.
The college has faculty members with young age, good education background, high positional titles, fine knowledge structure and high professional level. Until September, 2011, CPM has a total of 76 faculty members, among whom are 11 professors, 26 associate professors, 28 master instructors (not including part-time professors), and 2 doctorate instructors. The college also has 1 candidate of “a group of five” for Propaganda and Culture System in Jiangsu Province, 2 academic leaders and young elite teachers in Innovation Project of Jiangsu Province and 1 candidate in “333 High Level Talent Project” of Jiangsu Province.