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Ningbo New Structural Economics Research Centre was Founded


Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China) has established the Ningbo New Structural Economics Research Centre together with Peking University and the Ningbo Development & Planning Research Institute. The new Centre will involve staff from all three founding organisations to analyse and develop policies for the future economic development of Ningbo.

At a ceremony on 21st June 2018 in Ningbo, a Cooperation Framework Agreement was signed by Ningbo Development & Planning Research Institute (NBDPRI), the Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University (INSE) and University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). Song Yueshun, Ningbo’s Deputy Party Committee Secretary, and Deputy Mayor Liu Changchun demonstrated strong support for the new Centre at the signing ceremony, together with senior representatives of the three co-operating institutions.

According to the Framework Agreement, NBDPRI, INSE and NUBS China will establish a collaborative platform to carry out and disseminate research to promote the economic and social development of Ningbo.

The new Centre’s work will focus on three areas.

1. Joint Research Projects: academic and policy research on the long-term development of Ningbo and the economy of the Hangzhou Bay area, including city and port economics, industrial upgrading and sustainable development.

2. Information Exchange:  organising conferences and  seminars to share its research results and policy proposals. As well as conducting excellent research, it will promote the application of policy research results in practice.

3. Talent Exchange: a platform for talent exchange between the three parties, for example through secondments and to promote further large research projects.

Prof. Justin Yifu Lin is the Honorary Director of the Centre, Prof. Martin Lockett of NUBS China and Dr. Yang Fuyuan of NBDPRI are the Co-Directors of the Centre, responsible for the Centre’s strategic planning and implementation. Dr Xiuping Hua of NUBS China will lead many of the research projects.

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Posted on 21 June 2018