PKU National School of Development Voted ‘2016 Most Influential Think-Tank’
On 20th February, 2017, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences published its 2016 Chinese Think-Tank Report. Peking University’s National School of Development was again ranked no. 1 Higher Education Institute Think-tank and was named one of the most influential think-tanks.
Entrance to Peking University’s National School of Development
The 2016 China Think-Tank Report, compiled by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, is the fourth annual report. In previous years, the NSD has performed equally well, coming top five ‘influential think-tanks’ and in other categories.
The NSD’s 2016 rankings are as follows:
- Systematic Influence – Higher Education think-tanks : No. 1
- Comprehensive Influence: No. 7
- Academic Influence: No. 3
- Professional Influence – Economics: No. 3
- Professional Influence – Social Sciences: No. 4
- Influence on the subject of Supply-side Structural Reform: No. 4
At the beginning of 2017, the NSD was named one of the ‘Top 10’ most influential Chinese think-tanks of 2016 in Guang Ming Daily.
Prof. Yao Yang Attends Ming Guang Daily’s 2016 ‘Top 10’ Chinese Think-Tank Influencers Conference
About Peking University’s National School of Development Think-Tank
Peking University’s National School of Development’s primary concern is that of China’s economic development and, based upon China’s economic reform and practice of modernization, proactively puts forward major strategic, institutional, policy and fundamental theoretical issues that continue to focus on the evolution of the global landscape.
The NSD’s professors are passionate about using their academic skills to serve their country, applying their academic training to China’s practical challenges. On the one hand, by forming government reports and on the other hand by creating academic papers - combining academic research with current challenges to China’s development is one of the NSD’s largest distinguishing features.
In the last 20 years, the NSD’s professors have been involved in almost all of China’s important development debates, making important contributions to a range of issues such as new village construction, SOE reform, ‘One Belt, One Road’, Land reform, Telecoms reform, Healthcare system reforms, exchange rate reform, macroeconomic regulation, stock market governance and birth policy adjustments. As a think-tank, the NSD plays a major role in governance of the country.
On 15 April 2016, Premier Li Keqiang Visits the NSD