National School of Development at Peking University（NSD）
The National School of Development at Peking University - a scientific research and educational institution focusing on the comprehensive study of social sciences - has recently been established, based on the prestigious China Center for Economic Research at Peking University (CCER). This new organization is committed to the internationalization, standardization and localization of the study of the social sciences in China, and to the innovation in disciplinary systems, academic perspectives and research methods. The China Center for Economic Research at Peking University will still be operating as a subsidiary of The National School of Development at Peking University.
Being a comprehensive university which has achieved a high reputation both at home and abroad, Peking University boasts a great variety of subjects and cultivates a strong intellectual atmosphere and tradition, which lay a solid foundation for cross-disciplinary study. The National School of Development at Peking University will devote itself to pushing forward the comprehensive study of the social sciences in China; to making a meaningful attempt to organize cross-disciplinary research; and to grooming well-rounded talent to serve both China’s reform and development and the setting-up of the new world order as well as exploration and discovery in social sciences more generally. This comprises an important part of Peking University’s goal to establish itself as one of the world’s top universities in the new era.
The National School of Development at Peking University will set national development as its core research domain, and will foresightedly raise important issues in terms of strategies, institutions, policies and fundamental theories required for China’s continuing reform, development and modernization. It will keep a constant close watch on patterns evolving globally and will participate in high-level dialogue on matters of reform and development and the setting-up of the new world order. The National School of Development at Peking University will follow the principle of “Small Organization, Big Network” in organizing broadly-based, cross-disciplinary study, cultivating well-rounded talent and building itself as a leading think tank in the academic community in China.