Founded in May 1954, the higher education press is one of the earliest professional education publishing institutions in New China. At present, the higher education society has more than 1700 employees, more than 10000 kinds of books published every year, and nearly 130 million copies issued. The scale of the publishing house and the number of employees are at the forefront of domestic publishing houses.
Under the leadership of the Ministry of education, the higher education society undertakes the construction and operation of the national ideological and political work network of colleges and universities and China University Students online. At present, the ideological and political network has covered the education departments of provincial Party committees, 75 colleges and universities directly under the Ministry of Education, other ministries and universities, and 2500 local colleges and universities. The total number of online website members of Chinese college students has reached 11.2 million, a new record.
The higher education society has carried out extensive cooperation with more than 200 institutions around the world, including many well-known publishers. 24 language versions of international products have been distributed in more than 60 countries in the world, and the number of copyright output has ranked among the top single publishing houses in China for years. It has been rated as a key national cultural export enterprise for many times.