Criminal Investigation Police University of China


The Criminal Investigation Police University of China (CIPUC) is designated very high risk for its affiliation with the Ministry of Public Security (MPS).

CIPUS was founded in May 1948 and underwent several name changes, but was upgraded in 1981 to become the first police university offering a specialised undergraduate degree program. It runs a national engineering laboratory, two MPS key laboratories, and provincial key laboratories. It is focused on training in criminal investigation, criminology science and technology and criminal law.

The university also has relationships with companies that provide the technological tools that contribute to the PRC’s public security apparatus. For instance, it has a relationship with the company Haiyun Data on public security intelligence. Haiyun provides data visualization services for MPS bureaus across China.

Noteworthy international collaborations

The University claims to have established cooperative arrangements with institutions in over 24 countries and regions including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Russia, and over 40 collaborations with colleges and universities and police agencies. For instance, the university manages foreign police training collaborations, which have included the EU-China Police Training Programme. The University has a degree partnership with the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, and also has an ongoing relationship with Charles Sturt University in Australia. and  and

Last updated 13 November 2019. Unclear about any wording? Visit the terminology page.