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  • Yangtze Institute for Conservation & Development, set up in 2019, was jointly established by Hohai University, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Jiangsu development & Reform Commission, and participated in the construction by Nanjing Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiangsu provincial strategy and Development Research Center, Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd., Changjiang River Scientific Research Institute of Water Conservancy Commission, Jiangsu Yangtze River Economic belt Research Institute, and Changjiang Institute of Survey, Planning, Design and Research. The strategic positioning of the Yangtze Institute for Conservation & Development is as follows: to meet the major national strategic needs of the Yangtze River Protection and green development, and build a high-level think tank for river basin protection and green development to serve the construction of the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Aiming at the international scientific and technological frontier, connecting the national innovation and development strategy, integrating the advantages of scientific research platform, gathering human resources, and strengthening basic research and scientific and technological development. To strengthen the combination of production, teaching, research and application, promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, and support the high-quality and sustainable development of the basin economy and society.
  • Tsinghua University is one of the most prestigious universities in China. It has 20 colleges and 59 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The university diligently focuses on addressing the challenges faced by both Chinese and global societies by developing competitive and creative solutions, enhancing research efforts on strategic and global issues, and aiming for topics with significant prospective importance. Guided by the principles of “complementary advantages, reciprocity, world-class achievements and mutual development”, Tsinghua University has established extensive collaborations with many world leading universities, research institutes, and multinational enterprises. Furthermore, Tsinghua actively promotes the creation and development of platforms for global research collaborations. Tsinghua’s R&D projects help creating a solid foundation for conducting high-level scientific research, cultivating high-quality talents, and supporting cutting-edge academic developments.
  • Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, set up in 1935, originally called Central Hydraulic Research Institute, is the oldest of its kind in China. The Institute was designated by the Chinese Government as one of the national non-profit research institutions for public service in 2001. NHRI is a multipurpose national hydraulic research complex, mainly dedicated to basic research, applied research and technological development, and undertaking directional, principal and comprehensive researches for water conservancy, hydropower and waterway transportation as well as researches on soft science and macro decision making. At the same time, the institute acts as the Dam Safety Management Center, the Research Center for Climate Change, the Engineering Quality Inspection Center and the Nanjing Engineering Measurement Examination Center of the Ministry of Water Resources. For more than 80 years of development, marching toward the world front of water-related sciences, the institute has become a national research complex specialized in more than 50 research orientations with unique and strong expertise.
  • Hohai University has a one-hundred-year-long history and enjoys high prestige. As a key comprehensive university under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education, Hohai University has upgraded itself with good momentum of development in hydraulic engineering and water resources as its main focus, education of engineering subjects as its first priority, and coordinated development of a wide array of disciplines covering engineering, sciences, economics, management, liberal arts and law, ranking among China’s top universities in its teaching indexes and overall strength. Since the founding of the university in the early 20th century, HHU has been among the most active universities in carrying out international communication and cooperation and has built close relationship with many first-class universities and research institutes around the world.