University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)
he University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), founded in 1951, is a multi-disciplinary and Chinese national key university with economics, management, law, literature and science as its core academic areas of expertise. Since its foundation, UIBE has been steadfast in living up to its motto of "Erudition, Honesty, Endeavor and Perfection" through constant diligence and innovation.
At present, UIBE consists of 15 academic schools, a Graduate School, a Department of Physical Education and a Department of Culture and Art, offering over 1405 undergraduate courses, 875 postgraduate courses, and 109 doctoral courses.
In 1989, UIBE became the first university in China to have a Board of Trustees, with its members from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (predecessor of the Ministry of Commerce), state-owned international trading companies, Chinese Customs, the Bank of China, the People's Insurance Company of China, and the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Li Lanqing, the former Vice–Premier of the State Council, took the chair for its first session, and Ms. WU Yi, the former Vice-Premier of the State Council, chaired the Board for its second session.
UIBE plays a leading role in the development of international alliance with universities around the world. Currently, UIBE has established partnerships with over 160 overseas universities and international organizations.www.uibe.edu.cn
China International Contractors Association (CHINCA)
China International Contractors Association (CHINCA) is the national organization formed by Chinese international project investors,contractors , labor service companies and related service providers. CHINCA has been actively performing its duty of communicating members' appeals , strengthening industry self-discipline and providing professional service since its establishment in 1988 , aiming to drive sound development of members and promote rapid and healthy progress of China's international investment and economic cooperation.
CHINCA now has more than 1,300 members , among which over 1,000 are engaged in international project engineering , contracting and investment , representing about 90% of the whole industry business value , distributing in more than 190 countries and regions. For years , more than 60 members of CHINCA have been listed in ENR Top 250 International Contractors , and several key members among the Fortune Global 500. CHINCA members have undertaken various projects in the fields of transportation , power and electricity,housing , petrochemical industry , telecommunication , water conservancy , and industrial and manufacturing construction. They have rich experiences in EPC projects , and are actively involved in PPP , BOT and other investment projects internationally.
Member companies of labor service cooperation are engaged in dispatching technical and managerial personnel and skilled contract workers outside China in the areas of manufacturing , construction , transportation , medical service , IT service, catering , agriculture ,husbandry , and fishery industries , etc.
CHINCA members also include service providers like financial institutions , insurance companies , logistics companies , consulting and law firms , as well as machinery , equipments and building materials suppliers.www.chinca.org
Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD)
Founded in March 2017, the Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) was first announced in President Xi Jinping’s speech at the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit calling for enhanced research and communication with other countries on development theories and practices suitable to their respective national conditions. As an independent institution affiliated with the Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC), CIKD is mandated to pool Chinese and international resources to advance development studies, undertake research on development theories and practices, and promote research and knowledge-sharing on international development issues, including the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. CIKD is officially launched in August 2017.
CIKD serves as an important platform for researching and exchanging Chinese development experience and an important channel for sharing development experience of different countries to respond to global development challenges and to achieve sustainable development. The establishment of CIKD demonstrates China’s commitment to assuming its international responsibility.
CIKD holds the values of “scientific integrity, multiple perspectives, and mutual learning”. We put great emphasis on practical experience and evidence-based research, multi-disciplinary collaboration and voices of various stakeholders, as well as global exchanges. CIKD will establish and maintain extensive contacts with government departments, international organizations, research institutions, the business community and social organizations to carry out close cooperation. I’m convinced that, in the joint efforts of all partners at home and abroad, CIKD will soon become a key member of global knowledge network for development and make important contributions to the sharing of development experience, the promotion of South-South Cooperation, and the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.www.cikd.org
German Development Institute (DIE)
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading think tanks for global development and international cooperation worldwide. It is located in the UN City of Bonn. DIE’s work is based on the interplay between Research, Policy Advice and Training. DIE is building bridges between theory and practice.
Research at DIE is theory-based, empirically driven and application-oriented. It provides the basis for the activities in policy advice of the Institute. DIE develops policy-relevant concepts, advises ministries, governments and international organisations, and refers to current policy issues. The training programmes of the Institute for university graduates and young professionals are integrated into the research and advisory process.
The DIE has about 130 employees, two thirds of them work as researchers. The Institute is headed by the Board of Directors with Acting Director Imme Scholz and Gabriele Kahnert as Head of Administration.
DIE’s institutional agreement ensures the principle of scientific independence of the Institute. The shareholders of the Institute – the Federal Republic of Germany (75 %) and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (25 %) – appoint the Board of Trustees of the DIE.www.die-gdi.de