On December 19, 2020, at the "2020 New Think Tank Governance and Ideological and Theoretical Communication Forum" hosted by Guangming Daily and Nanjing University, the China Think Tank Index (CTTI) released the list of newly added think tanks, "Industrial Development Strategy Research Center of Central South University" was successfully selected. So far, the Chinese Think Tank Index (CTTI) source think tanks of our school has increased to 4, marking that the construction of our school's characteristic professional think tanks has entered a new stage of high-quality development.
The center is led by a team of professors and experts such as Wang Chang, Zhu Xuehong, Zhou Wenhui, Yao Hailin, Zuo Lushui, etc. It relies on Hunan Province's first-level key disciplines of business administration and applied economics, and focuses on the development of emerging industries, cutting-edge technological innovation, and major digital economy research on strategic and policy issues. The center has been approved as a key research base for philosophy and social sciences of higher education institutions in Hunan Province in 2019. Experts from the center have been invited to participate in expert symposiums hosted by the Provincial Party Committee’s Finance and Economics Office and the governor for many times to provide advice and suggestions for promoting the high-quality development of our province. They are currently presiding over the preparation of the "14th Five-Year Plan" for the construction of our province as a strongmanufacturing province.
The successful selection of the center into the source think tank of China Think Tank Index (CTTI) will further promote the discipline development, research team building and scientific research system reform of our school.