• The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) was founded by Zhejiang University and it's under the direct lead of the university. The main purpose of its foundation is to exert the superiority of research in agricultural and rural modernization as well as the advantage of research in regional economy. And the final purpose is to take active part in China's agricultural and rural modernization. The main functions of CARD are organizing research projects, scholastic communication, and training up high level talents, consultation for momentous decision, training of human resource, publishing the research works and spreading research performance. As to purpose of CARD, it will be developed as a superior, specialized, domestic-top-grade, world-famous institute for academic research and knowledge innovation which is able to solve complex problems in agricultural and rural modernization as well as in regional economy. Meanwhile, it will be a base of training up high level talents, a base of consulting for momentous decisions, a base of human resource training and international cooperation, and information exchange. CARD is a relatively independent entity under the leading of Zhejiang University. An approach called small entity but wide cooperation is adopted in its daily operation, which means that only a few of the key specialists are constant in CARD, most of the employees are mobilizing. Famous experts and specialists are hired as part-time researchers or consultants in CARD on the basis of research projects' requirement or CARD's development requirement. There are several research institutes in CARD. They are Institute of Rural & Agro-economy Development, Institute of Regional Development, Institute of Sustainable Development, Institute of Agro-Brand and Extension, Institute of Research for Farmer Cooperative, and so on.

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  • Zhejiang University has a profound research foundation in social governance. In 2006, the Research Center of Social Organization and Social Governance was established in Zhejiang University. During the first session of World Zhejiang Entrepreneurs Convention in 2011, Zhejiang University jointly established the Research Institute of Zhejiang Business Association Development with Zhejiang Federation of Industry and Commerce. In 2017, The Research Center of Social Organization and Social Governance of Zhejiang University was approved as the 2011 Collaboration and Innovation Centerof Zhejiang Province. In July 2018, the Academy of Social Governancewas officially established as an independent research institution of Zhejiang University. In December 2019, the Academy of Social Governance Zhejiang University was selected as a source member of China Think Tank Index (CTTI), with its exponential model “Development and Application of China County Level Social Governance Index Model” selected as the annual “Outstanding Think Tank Achievement”. In June 2020, the Academy of Social Governance Zhejiang University was approved as a New Priority Professional Think Tank of Zhejiang Province.

    The Academy of Social Governance Zhejiang University aims to lead, advocate and impact the research on social governance in China, and provide policy advocacy for improving and innovating social governance and building a social governance pattern of co-construction, co-governance and shared benefits. The four main research areas of the Academy are: Theory Innovation of Social Governance, Law of Social Governance, Social Organizations and Social Governance, and Grass-roots Social Governance. Currently, it consists of five research centers: Charity Development Center, Ningbo Center, Jiaxing Center, County Medical Community Research Center, and Hangzhou Future Community Research Center. The Academy edits and publishes Journal of Chinese Governance and Reports on Social Governance. Journal of Chinese Governance was included in the SSCI in July 2020, providing an important platform for reporting and case-sharing about the academy and practice of Chinese Governance. Until to September 2020, the Report on Social Governance has been compiled and issued for 35 issues and received more than 50 instructions from governors at or above the provincial level.

  • China Institute of Urbanization, Zhejiang University

  • Center for Urban and Regional Development, Zhejiang University

  • Center for Chinese local governance Innovations, Zhejiang University

  • Center for Chinese Organization Development and Performance Evaluation, Zhejiang University

  • Center for New Urbanization, Zhejiang University

  • Center of Public Service and Performance Evaluation, Zhejiang University