Recently, the results of Key Project Evaluation and Approval on Philosophy and Social Science Research by the Ministry of Education in 2015 have been officially released. Two projects from Nankai University gained approval, The Building of a Theory on the Value System of Literary Criticism and Its Practice Research (Ratification NO: 15JZD039) Professor Liu Lili in the School of Literature and The Study of Social Psychological Mechanism of Doctor - Patient Trust Relationship Construction, Wang Xinjian, professor in Zhou Enlai School of Government, as the chief expert (Ratification NO: 15JZD030). Each of the projects has been granted 800, 000 RMB respectively.
It is reported that there were 46 approved projects nationwide during 2015, and Nankai University shared the forth place together with Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China, Xiamen University and Wuhan University. Fudan University ranks the first with five approved projects, followed by Beijing Normal University (four approved projects) and East China Normal University (with three approved projects).