Since its founding, College of Public Management has progressive achievements in research under the effective management and the unremitting efforts of research staff. After several years of development, the College has formed a multi-disciplinary coordinated development of the professional structure of disciplines; it has set up a Land Resources Research Center SCAU, Guangdong Rural Community Building and Public Management Research Center SCAU, Social Survey Research Center SCAU, Industrial Relations Research Center SCAU, etc.; it has 8 school level laboratories, that is Social Work Simulation Laboratory, Social Statistical Analysis Laboratory, Telephone Interviews Laboratory, E-government Laboratory, Land Resource Management Laboratory etc. and one key laboratory of Integrated Skills of Management in Rural Community invested by Guangdong province and the Ministry of Finance. All the equipments worth more than 8 million Yuan.
The research direction of the college is Rural Sociology, Social Work, Rural Public Management, Land Resource Management, and E-government. During these 4 years since its founding, CPM has received 2 Government Social Science awards, 3 project approval of National Social Science Fund, about 40 provincial level projects, and about 100 bureau level and crosswise projects; with nearly 10 million. About 40 monographs and teaching materials have been published, and more than 400 papers have been published in important newspapers like Guangming Daily, People’s Daily, Nanfang Daily and other key journals or CSSCI journals like Political Studies, Chinese Administration, and Academic Research and so on.