China Institute for Urban Governance

The China Institute for Urban Governance (CIUG) is jointly established by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and the Development Research Center of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The CIUG leverages the SJTU's strength of multidisciplinary studies in humanities, sciences, medical studies, engineering and agriculture. We produced a series of achievements, covering five research fields, including urban innovation and high-quality development, urban-rural integration and regional coordination, urban ecology and evironmental governance, urban image and netword communications, urban security and social governance. By Augest 2021, a total of 700 papers have been submitted, and 350 have been approved and adopted. The CIUG has successfully held dozens of major conferences and events, including five Global Cities Forums, the First Selection of "Best Practice Cases for Urban Governance in the Yangtze River Delta", and the First Selection of "Best Practice Cases for Urban Governance in Shanghai". We also launched a series of practical research works and theoretical research works. In 2018, China Institute for Urban Governance was nominated as one of the top 100 university think tanks in China Think Tank Index (CTTI) in 2018. In 2019, China Institute for Urban Governance was selected as the " University Think Tank in Shanghai". In 2020, China Institute for Urban Governance was selected as the" Key Think Tank in Shanghai ".

Tel: 021-62934788

Research Institute of War Trial and World Peace

War and peace are major issues that have been associated with human society from ancient times up now. The development of human society depends on the peaceful environment, but the ghosts of war has not yet been eliminated with the advancement of science and technology. After World War II, in order to punish the GermanJapanese fascist and militarist war criminals who started the war and committed atrocities during the war, as well as to serve the purpose of warning next generations and preventing war through punishment, the Allied Powers conducted the largest trial in the history against the major war criminals who started the war and the minor war criminals who committed atrocities. It is the mission of the Research Institute of War Trial and World Peace to study this important legacy and to draw lessons from it in order to prevent war and safeguard peace for the human society today and future.The Research Institute of War Trial and World Peace was established on the basis of the Center for the Tokyo Trial Studies on June 19, 2017. Founded in the 65th anniversary of the opening of the Tokyo Trial, Center for the Tokyo Trial Studies of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is the first academic research institute devoted to Tokyo Trial Studies, document management and translation. It intends to engage scholars of history, law, and international relationship in the study of the Tokyo Trial, a trial that engaged the most countries, lasted the longest, and resulted in the biggest amount of document. 

Address: Donghui Gardern West Building, Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Tel: 86-21-34206281

Institute for Mythological Studies

Institute for Mythological Studies of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is also known as the research base of China Creation Myth, the first municipal arts innovation center as well as the high-end think tank which launched by Shanghai Government in December 2017. As the academic innovation research base which cooperated by Shanghai Government and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, its predecessor was the Institute for Literary Anthropology of SJTU which founded by Zhiyuan Chair Professor Shuxian YE. In the past 8 years, the institute has achieved leap-forward development and remarkable academic achievements which has become a model for leading arts knowledge innovation domestically. It is worth to mention that it has occupied a leading position in the academic field of literary anthropology and mythology globally.The Institute for mythological studies relies on the School of Humanities to integrate relevant researchers in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, well-known professors from famous foreign institutions (especially for visiting guests and professors) as well as social celebrities. It set up three research centers altogether which are Research center for Mythology and Literary Anthropology, Communication and Innovative Center and Literature Date Center for Mythology and Literary Anthropology.

Address: School of Humannities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Tel: 021-34206281


China Hospital Development Institute

Founded in July 2011, China Hospital Development Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (hereinafter referred to as the Institute) initiated a new round of substantial construction in June 2017. Since its foundation, the Institute

has always focused on the strategic goals aimed at the reform in the national medical and health system and the management of public hospitals as well as innovated in the research mechanisms. With the support of the colleges and

hospitals attached to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Institute has established 26 research institutes and one research center. At present, the Institute is engaged in key research projects and organizing high-end academic forums and high-end training programs

with fruitful achievements by gathering the wisdom from all sides. In December 2019, the Institute was awarded by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission as a Grade-A University Think Tank.

Address: No.227,South HuangPi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 



Institute of College Student Development

Established in December 2018, the Institute of College Student Development, Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the first think-tank institutions of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Guided by the principle of “research for practice”, the Institute of College Student Development adheres to "objectivity, pragmatism and innovation" in its research , and focuses on" accurate ideological and political education based on the pattern of student growth". The Institute aims to improve the quality of university ideological and political education and to provide theoretical support and decision-making consultation for cultivating a new generation to assume the responsibility of national rejuvenation. Since its establishment, relying on the professional advantages of the university, the Institute has built a think-tank platform integrating high-level research, high-quality talent training and high-standard resource sharing. It holds National Forum on University Ideological and Political Work every year, hosts themed training courses on ideological and political work in the internet environment, issues research topics regularly, and carries out case evaluations. The Institute brings more than 50 researchers from fields covering ideological and political pedagogy, sociology, management, communication, etc., and has published several high-level papers, as well as many consultation reports for decision making which have been adopted by education authorities.



Institue of Health Yangtz River Delta

The Institute of Healthy Yangtze River Delta, Shanghai Jiao Tong University is jointly initiated by SJTU School of International and Public Affairs and SJTU China Institute for Urban Governance under the guidance of Yangtze River Delta Regional Cooperation Office and the support of the health commissions of Shanghai Municipality, Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and Anhui Province. The Institute was announced its formal establishment on May 11th in 2019 at the first Yangtze River Delta Health Summit. The Director of the Assembly of Fellows is Yan Junqi, Vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress, and the Honorary Dean is Gao Qiang, former Minister of National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China. Based on Yangtze River Delta with an eye to broader China, the Institute is aimed at thoroughly applying the "Healthy China Initiative" and the "strategy for integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta" on establishing a cross-regional, cross-cutting and inter-disciplinary close loop of the goverment-industry-academia-research-innovation-intelligence-practice collaboration. The Institute is dedicated to becoming an integrated think tank for innovative Comprehensive Health with wide regional and national influence through a period of construction.

Contact: Fang Biao

Tel: +86 15921541586/628015


Center for World-Class Universities

The history of the study of world-class universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University began with the founding of Institute of Higher Education (IHE) in 1985. The first book (in Chinese) on world-class universities, Research on World-Class Universities edited by then director, Professor Ai Zhu Tao, was published in 1993. In 2007, the first text in English, titled World-Class University and Ranking: Aiming Beyond Status, was published. It was edited by Professor Nian Cai Liu, the director of IHE and by Dr. Jan Sadlak, the director of UNESCO - European Centre for Higher Education.

In 2005, the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU) was named as a strategic research unit by the Chinese Ministry of Education. This acknowledgment was made in recognition of its long tradition of providing high-quality consultation reports to the Chinese government on strategies for building world-class universities and other S&T policies. Many of these reports have attracted the attention of national leadership, government officials, university leaders and the general public.

Tel: 34204788

China Academy of Financial Research (CAFR)

China Academy of Financial Research (CAFR) is a research institute affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University. We are devoted to establishing a top-notch open financial research platform and think tank to support the financial reform and financial market development in China.

CAFR introduces cutting-edge finance theories, methodologies and technologies to studying practical issues in China’s financial system reform and financial market development, and our research team is composed of leading scholars in finance from home and abroad. We provide policy advice to government decision makers as well as solutions to financial institutions and corporations.

CAFR collaborates with China’s government agencies closely and has been appointed as the academic research partner of the People’s Bank of China, Shanghai Head Office. We have established extensive research network with institutions in academia and financial industry as well.

We also host high-end event series for scholars, government officials and industry elites to exchange ideas. Shanghai Finance Forum, one of our event series, has been recognized as an impactful communication platform to address the issues in developing Shanghai into an international financial center.

Address: Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance Shanghai Jiao Tong University China Academy of Financial Research (CAFR)12F, Datong Plaza, 211 West Huaihai Road, Shanghai P.R.China, 200030



The Center for Competition Law and Policy

The Center for Competition Law and Policy (CCLP) was established in 2010 as a university level research center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It is built upon an integrated goal of multiple discipine, research orientation, and practice focus, and aims for an academic platform with domestic and international influence. The CCLP takes advantage of its capable research team comprising both full-time and part-time members. The six full-time members are constituted by three full professors, one associate professor, and two lecturers. All of them have a doctorate degree (one overseas returnee with PhD degree), thus forming a sophisticated teaching and research team. The director is Professor Wang Xianlin, the executive director is Professor Li Jian, and the deputy director is Professor Hou Liyang, and the secretary-general is Dr. Shang Lina. This CCLP was jointly established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the former Competition Enforcement Bureau of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. It maintains close cooperation with the State Administration for Market Regulation and the Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council. The CCLP was continuously included into the Shanghai University Thinktank Project in 2016 and 2017. It chairs the Secretariat of the Competition Law Association of the Shanghai Law Society.

Address: Hua Shan Road 1945, KoGuan  School of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200030


Tel: 021-62934383 or 13801866169


The Institute of Urban Sciences

The Institute of Urban Sciences of Shanghai Jiaotong University, established in May 2011, is a Think-Tank jointly signed with the Regional Economic Department of the National Development and Reform Commission, the China Center for Urban Development, the Social Development Research Department and the Information Center of the Development Research Center of the State Council. It is the pioneer and leading team of "Chinese humanistic urban School", and also a public cultural platform for popularization and dissemination of urban scientific theories and values. The Institute of Urban Sciences attaches great importance to scientific research and actively hosts various conferences. Meanwhile, academy has hosted and participated in a number of strategic planning and policy studies of the state and ministries, and submitted relevant research reports, providing basis and reference for the formulation of relevant policies, strategies and plans of the state.

Contact: Wang Xiaojing

Tel: 18016499902


Shanghai Discipline Assessment Center (SDAC)

The Shanghai Discipline Assessment Center (SDAC) was established in November 2013 as one the first group of university research centers approved by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. SDAC’s mission is to study the development of academic disciplines and advance the nation’s World-Class disciplines. Based at the Office of Strategic Planning of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, with support from the School of Education, and Shanghai Education Evaluation Institute, the Center aims to provide cutting-edge theories, scientific methods, objective information and diversified assessment for the development of academic disciplines.

SDAC’s research focuses on strategies, assessment, and policies of disciplinary development. The Center has submitted and published a series of working reports and research papers, completed municipal projects including Studies on Shanghai Higher Education Disciplinary Structure and Planning, Mid-term Evaluation of the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan of Shanghai Universities, and received endorsements by the Ministry of Education, Shanghai Municipal Government and other government agencies. It also hosts the annual forum “Tao of University · Shanghai Conference” which has become a major platform in the field and attracted practitioners and scholars from both China and abroad.

Tel: 021-34206224 (ext. 812)

Contact: Dr. Wei Lv

Cell: 13636476220


Shanghai Institute For National Economy

Shanghai Institute for National Economy (SHINE) is a platform of economics and policy research. Researchers at SHINE carry out both academic and policy researches on various topics, including urban and rural development, macro-economy and finance, as well as industrial development and innovation. SHINE represents the Chinese voice in in-depth international dialogue and expresses professional opinions on the cutting-edge issues in China's economic reform and development.

A series of activities such as Antai Policy Forum, Jingbang Lundao Lectures given by distinguished scholars, the annual international conference on China development studies, seminars on spatial-political economics, etc. hosted by SHINE have become well-known brand activities and attracted close attention from the mainstream media.

Since its establishment, SHINE has had an important impact on national policy-making. On November 10, 2017, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences released the Comprehensive Evaluation AMI Research Report on Chinese Think Tanks (2017). SHINE was successfully included in the Comprehensively Evaluation of Chinese Think Tanks Core List, and has been ranked among the most influential economic policy think tanks in China.

Address: Room A208, ACEM, SJTU 1954 Huashan Rd. Shanghai, 200030

Tel: 86-21-52301905 or 86-21-62932974


Institute for Philanthropy Development

Founded in December 2016, the Institute for Philanthropy Development is led by Professor Jialiang Xu from the School of International and Public Affair at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In the past decade, the Institute has made great achievements in pesonnel cultivation, research and policy consultation in the field of social organization and exert broad impact. The Institute serves as the research base for social organizations and social construction under the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as well as the training and education base for National Social Organization Bureau. The Institute has been selected into the Shanghai University Think Tank Construction Program, meanwhile being awrded as the first tier think tank by the China's think tank index (CTTI) source, also as the "China's Core Think Tank " by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.. So far the Institute has undertaken three key projects of National Social Science Fund and  a number of provincial level projects. Moreover, the Institute's edited journal, China's Third Sector Research, has been selected into the Chinese Social Science Citation (CSSCI) source collection catalogue in 2017, and was rated as the outstanding journal by   Social Science Academic Press (China). 

Tel:+86 (21) 62932258

China Institute for Socio-Legal Studies

The China Institute for Socio-Legal Studies (CISLS) is an interdisciplinary independent research center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and with links to the KoGuan School of Law.  Besides its main function as an advanced social science research institute, it also performs the additional function of a non-governmental thinktank.

The predecessor of the CISLS, the Law and Society Center (LSC) at the KoGuan School of Law, was established in 2009.  Over the past decade, the Law and Society Center has made significant achievements: establishing the only Chinese Law and Society Association in Shanghai operating under the umbrella of the China Law Society, launching the first English journal in Asia in the domain of law and society – the Asian Journal of Law and Society – in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, publishing several book series on socio-legal studies, hosting three nation-wide annual conferences on social-legal studies in China and organizing several international symposia. Given the expanding range of activities, the LSC at the school level had to transform into an independent research center at the university level, i.e. the CISLS, that is taking the lead in moving socio-legal studies in China to their next milestones.

In 2019, after more than a year of preparation and communication, Shanghai Jiao Tong University approved of the establishment of the CISLS as an independent entity. The new Institute encourages interdisciplinary research on the paradigm of legal innovation through field investigations and empirical analyses on legal issues as well as explorations of new theoretical frontiers and institutional designs. After integrating existing resources from the Law and Society Center and opening up to new research areas, the CISLS acts a central research platform linking various activities, including but not limited to research projects and forums, journal and book series, seminars and workshops as well as annual conferences.

The CISLS’s principal mission is to investigate the deep mysteries of legal order and institutional change in China – against the background of a super-large-scale, network, risk and data-driven society and to propose workable solutions to problems in China and beyond based on empirical studies and cognitive science. The CISLS is committed to establishing a theoretical system of “Science, Social Engineering and Legal Order (SSELO)” through free academic discussion, substantial international collaboration and empirical research, thereby rendering distinctive contributions to law and society research in China and beyond.

Address: Bld. Justitia (North Building No.4) Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Xuhui Campus)

1954 Huashan Rd. Xuhui District, Shanghai, 200030,

Tel: +86-021-62932659

The Institute of Industry Research

The Institute of Industry Research (IIR) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was officially founded on 8th December 2018. Taking the comprehensive advantages of SJTU,IIR redefines the academic intension and extension,aiming to promote the development of China's industry and economy through combining truth-seeking, practice and education. Not only an important exploration of China's management education, this is also a pioneering attempt to lead the development of business schools in China, even the world. 

Adhering to the guiding principle of Be firmly rooted in the management practices in China; promote social and economic development; contribute to the perfection of economic and management theory, IIR sets up the direction of industry research as the main line based on the discipline research. IIR aims to understand comprehensively and thoroughly several important industries, investigate the current situation and future trend of the industry from the perspective of multiple disciplines from both macro and micro levels, cultivate an academic atmosphere of Two types of scholarship, horizontal (academic) and vertical(industry), reinforcing each other and connecting theory and practice, return to the original intention of business schools, form a virtuous circle among practice, academia and teaching, and promote China's excellent management theory and practice to the world.

Address: Building 19, ACEM, SJTU. 1954 Huashan Road, Shanghai, P.R.China;

Postal Code: 200030


Shanghai Jiao Tong University-Yale University Joint Center for Health Policy (SJTU-Yale Joint Center for Health Policy)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University-Yale University Joint Center for Health Policy (SJTU-Yale Joint Center for Health Policy) is the joint university-level academic research institute of SJTU and Yale, and is globally the only joint research institute on humanity and social sciences of Yale University. The Center is affiliated to SJTU School of International and Public Affairs and is the first academic institute of health policy at SJTU approved as the university-level "Double First-Class" project. The Center is the International Collaboration Training Base for Innovative Personnel of Ministry of Education and one of the most important bases on scientific illustrations and declarations of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. The Center was established in September, 2018. With the support of national and regional Health Commission, hospitals and several acidemias from both China and the U.S., the Center integrates the bilateral teaching and research strength of SJTU and Yale with a main carrier of public administration disciplines and dependence on inter-disciplinary resources of humanities, sciences, medicine and engineering, to make effective response to the demands of global public health development in the future, and to gradually establish itself as both an important research base of global health policy and a model for teaching and research collaboration among first-class universities in the U.S. and China.

Contact: Qiu Yue

Tel: +8613918704192/68352


The Institution of Politics and Economics (IPE)

The Institution of Politics and Economics (IPE) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University is an influential public policy organization and academic research institute. Since its founding in 2020, the institute conducts high-quality research on political science and economics, facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration, and focuses on global political economic issues. The IPE’s mission is to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic community and the public affairs world. 

Contact: Liu Siyan

Tel: 13671826819/628004


School of Emergency Management

SJTU School of Emergency Management (SJTU SEM) was established on Sep 2nd in 2020. SJTU SEM is based on SJTU School of International and Public Affairs and jointly carries out emergency management personnel training work with Shanghai Emergency Management Bureau (SEMB). The purpose of SJTU SEM is to train emergency management personnel with high qualification and professionalism for China as well as to provide intelligence support for national construction and social development.

As one of the first batch of emergency management secondary discipline construction and training pilot units, SJTU established the secondary discipline of emergency management under the existing first discipline of public administration and has recruited the first group of doctoral students of emergency management. SJTU SEM is the first to establish the triple-tutor system of practice tutor-discipline tutor-field tutor. The research target of SJTU SEM focuses on urban risk assessment and governance, urban emergency response and strategy, and risks and governance of emerging technologies. SJTU SEM is equipped with abundant teaching resources and premium teaching staff, and has a greater advantage in teaching and research collaboration of theory, methods, and inter-discipline studies.

Contact: Qiu Yue

Tel: +8613918704192/68352


The Center for Japanese Studies

The Center for Japanese Studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a university-level interdisciplinary platform selected by the Ministry of Education as the Center for Country and Regional Studies in 2017. It is directly affiliated to SJTU and adopts an independent accounting system. The Center for Japanese Studies aims to provide high quality research results using internationally advanced academic methods. On the basis of existing Japanese studies and Sino-Japanese relations studies, the Center carries forward the style of Shanghai-style Japanese studies, adheres to the characteristics and inclusiveness of all rivers run into sea, emphasizes the international perspective, and focuses on the empirical analysis and exchanges in five dimensions: high-end dialogue between law and politics, deep economic cooperation, joint innovation of science and technology, new urban governance and marine development policy.

The Center for Japanese Studies will integrate all kinds of resources from both inside and outside the university, and strive to build itself into a top-notch and internationally renowned comprehensive research base and policy think tank for Japan in the near future. Relying on research institutions and resources such as Baixian Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program, we will recruit and train outstanding Chinese and Japanese graduate students to serve as a bridge and bond for the communication, understanding and cooperation between China and Japan in the 21st century.

Tel: 86-21-62932659

address: Beisi Bld.,No.125 Huaihai West Road, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Center for Australian Studies

The Center for Australian Studies of Shanghai Jiao Tong University aims to serve the national strategy and social needs. With the benefit of Shanghai as an international metropolis and according to requirement of "Double First-class" construction, the Center unites well-known scholars in Australian studies at home and abroad so as to integrate multidisciplinary resources, to carry out policy, countermeasure and basic scientific research in the fields of politics, economy, society, education and humanities in Australia and to provide advisory reports for the decision-making of relevant state departments. Meanwhile, it actively cultivates backup talents who can meet the major national policy research needs, builds a research team proficient in various fields of Australia who have high accomplishments in specific fields, and strives to make it an influential decision-making advisory organization, teaching and research institution and cultural exchange center. 

Secretary: Chen Yuru