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National School of Development ranks in top five Think Tanks for Highest Professional Influence

Peking University, Mar. 5, 2014: On January 22, 2014, the Think Tank Research Center of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences released its first Think Tank Report, the first of its kind in China, and announced the think tanks ranking in respect of influence.  By adopting several rounds of assessment, conducting extensive and oriented questionnaire surveys and referencing opinions from policy makers, scholars, think tank experts and the media, the think tanks were ranked according to overall influence, professional influence and influence among the same types of think tanks.

 

National School of Development at Peking University Ranks in Top Five Think Tanks for Highest Professional Influence

 

National School of Development at Peking University emerged in the ranking for professional influence and ranked in the top five in economic policy research, political development research, cultural development research, ecological civilization research, and urbanization research, which fully displayed the powerful strength and huge potential for policy research of National School of Development at Peking University.

 

Since its official establishment in 2008, the National School of Development has built itself into a leading and world-class think tank. Focusing on national development and based on China's practice and world experience, the National School of Development organizes comprehensive interdisciplinary research and gathers top-notch academic intelligence in proposing forward-looking strategy, systems, policy and basic theory concerning the sustainable development of China and evolution of world patterns and nurturing talent to fuel this national development. In addition, the National School of Development is constantly promoting the internationalization, standardization and localization in China's social science research and education system, and driving innovation in research methods and talent nurturing.

 

National School of Development at Peking University evolved from the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) founded by six returning professors including Justin Yifu Lin, Hai Wen and Yi Gang in 1994. Over the years, the China Center for Economic Research has made innovative contribution to China's economic education, scientific research and international academic discussion, especially for national policy consultancy. In 1998, Justin Yifu Lin et al. jointly founded BiMBA, a pioneering step of international MBA education in China.

 

Academic leaders are increasingly attracted by the high-end academic platform, good academic atmosphere, and the growing comprehensive influence of National School of Development, making it a hub for China’s intelligentsia.

 

Since 2008, the NSD grown its success with the CCER and BiMBA and has established the China Macroeconomic Research Center, Center for Healthy Aging and Development Studies, the Institute for Law and Economics, Center for Energy and Development, and the Center for Human Capital and Policy, making itself a cutting-edge talent training base fueling national development, and a think tank heavily relied upon by the Chinese Government.

 

In addition, supported by Peking University, one of the most prestigious universities in China, the National School of Development has a solid foundation for its comprehensive interdisciplinary research from Peking University's academic atmosphere and traditions.

 

In turn, the National School of Development plays an important role in helping Peking University to become a world leading university in through its comprehensive research on social science, exploration and innovation in interdisciplinary research mode, training of senior talents fueling national development and prospective research on China's national development and new global order.

 

 

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Top Five for Professional Influence (random order):

 

Economic policy research: Development Research Center of the State Council, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China Center for International Economic Exchanges, Academy of Macroeconomic Research of NDRC, National School of Development at Peking University;

 

Policy development research: Development Research Center of the State Council, Party School of the Central Committee of CPC, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, National School of Development at Peking University, Center for China Studies at Tsinghua University;

 

Cultural development research: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Development Research Center of the State Council, National School of Development at Peking University, Center for Historical Geographical Studies of Fudan University, and Chinese Academy of Arts;

 

Ecological civilization research: Development Research Center of the State Council, National School of Development at Peking University, China Institute of Energy Economics Research, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

 

Urbanization research: Development Research Center of the State Council, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China Institute for Reform and Development , National School of Development at Peking University, Center for China Studies at Tsinghua University;

 

Top Five Most Influential University Think Tank (random rank): Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Renmin University of China, Nanjing University

 

Top 10 for overall influence (random rank): Development Research Center of the State Council, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Peking University, Tsinghua University, China Center for International Economic Exchanges, Party School of the Central Committee of CPC, Academy of Macroeconomic Research of NDRC, Fudan University, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and China Institute for Reform and Development.

 

Information source: China Think Tank Report and influence rankings released by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences for the first time

 

Edited by: Zhang Jiang