Sino-Israel Research Centers

Center for Contemporary Sino Israel Studies (CCSIS), founded by SIGNAL and Shanghai Jiaotong University, is the world’s premier China-Israel research center focusing on comparative politics and strategic analysis. CCSIS, based at Shanghai Jiaotong University, the “Princeton of China”, focuses on policy oriented research as well as interdisciplinary projects, capitalizing on SJTU’s diverse fields of expertise from international relations to space science.

CCSIS received official sanction from China’s Ministry of Education in the second half of this year, and will enjoy governmental funding as the center grows.

About: Shanghai Jiaotong University

Since the reform and opening up policy in China, SJTU has taken the lead in management reform of institutions for higher education, regaining its vigor and vitality with an unprecedented momentum of growth.

Today SJTU has 31 schools (departments), 63 undergraduate programs, 250 masters-degree programs, 203 Ph.D. programs, 28 post-doctorate programs, and 11 state key laboratories and national engineering research centers.

About: School of International and Public Relations

The SJTU School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), established in 2003 and located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, has developed into one of the most influential and international schools in political science and public administration in China.

SIPA consists of four departments: the Department of Comparative Politics, the Department of Public Administration, the Department of International Relations, and the Department of Public Economics & Social Policy. The Dean of the school is Professor HU Wei, a prominent Chinese political scientist.

About: Dean Hu Wei

Dr. Hu Wei is a distinguished professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), the “Princeton of China”, the founding dean of SJTU School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and vice president of Shanghai Federation of Social Sciences. He is also concurrent professor at China National School of Administration (CNSA), and a visiting research fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia. Before serving Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he was one of the youngest full professors in social sciences at Fudan University, and deputy director of Fudan Institute of Politics and Public Administration (1995-2000).

As a leading professor of Government in China, he holds many major academic titles, such as vice president of China National Association for International Studies (CNAIS), standing director of Chinese Political Science Association and Chinese Leadership Association, vice president of Shanghai Public Administration Society, vice chairman of Shanghai Political Science Association and Shanghai Leadership Association, member of the Higher Education Directory Commission of the PRC Ministry of Education. Moreover, he serves as policy-making consultant for both Shanghai Municipal Government and the People’s Congress.