Wuhan University Institute of International Law Selected as First Batch of National High-end Think Tank


       On December 1, the National High-end Think Tank Construction Pilot Work Conference was held in Beijing. Wuhan University Institute of International Law was named one of the first batch of 25 national high-end think tanks. Wan Exiang -- NPC Vice Chairman, Chairman of KMT Central Committee, and Professor of Law School of Wuhan University -- was appointed as the chief expert.



    It is learnt that the construction of the national high-end think tank is an important step to enhance the national soft power, the goal of which is to build 50 to 100 internationally renowned and influential high level think tanks in the fields of economy, politics, law, culture, society, ecology, technology, education, national defense, diplomacy, etc. by 2020.


      Wuhan University Institute of International Law was selected as the first batch of national high-end think tanks, making it another institute under national support following the Collaborative Innovation Center for Territorial Sovereignty and Maritime Rights and Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology, which were selected into the 2011 Plan in 2014.


         Founded in 1980 under the approval of the former State Education Commission, Wuhan University Institute of International Law was the first international law research institute in China.This institute conducts comprehensive researches on public international law, private international law, international economic law, and actively explores frontier academic fields such as United Nations law, EU law, international energy law and so on. Since 2000, it has shouldered more than 140 national, provincial and ministerial level projects, including 10 major research projects of the Ministry of Education and National Social Science Fund as well as bidding projects, and the Institute was the recipient of more than 10 national, provincial level scientific research achievement awards and outstanding teaching awards. More than 1000 papers have been published in domestic and international journals, including 54 SSCI papers, making it the most prolific research institute in terms of SSCI legal papers being published. It also published more than 100 works, including editing collected CSSCI papers International Law Review of Wuhan University, Chinese Private International Law and Comparative Law and SSCI journal Chinese Journal of International Law, which have exerted significant impact on the academic and practitice circle.

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