"The Research Center of Central China Economic Development”(CCCED) established in Nanchang University in June 2000, it aimed to build a platform for the researchers that can integrate theory with practice to research the problems of the development in the central China regions. The Center got through the assessment of the Education Department of Jiangxi Province in October 2002, becoming an Key Research Institutions of Humanities and Social Studies of Higher Education in Jiangxi Province. After the recommendation and declaration of the Education Department of Jiangxi Province and Nangchang University, assessment and on-site inspection organized by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Education decided to authorized “The Research Center of Central China Economic Development” as a Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Universities on June 9,2006.
To follow the guiding principle on “Give effectively play the comprehensive advantages of the central region, promoting the rise of the central region”put forward by the CPC committee, The centre established four research direction: "the Central Regional Economic Development", "the Central Industrial Economic Development", "the Central exploitation of natural resources and ecological economy" and "the Central human resources development and new economy". The four research directions not only focus on the advantage of ecological resources and rich labor resource characteristics, but also consist with the direction of "Management Science and Engineering”. So it is very important to collect the centre research strengths, to attract and gather the high-level research talents all over the country, especially in the central religion.
Relying on the Nanchang university of economics and management , CCCED Covers a discipline of Management Science and Engineering Doctor’s degree; There are four categories of economics master's degree such as Regional economics, industrial economics, quantitative economics and political economics and four categories of management master's degree such as business management, tourism management, business administration and management science and engineering , as well as Population, Resources and Environmental Economics Master Degree created by the Center for Central China; quantitative economics and industrial economics are regarded as provincial-level key disciplines.
The Academic researchers in the centre are divided into full-time and part-time researchers. The full-time research staff employed in 2008 included 17 major academic researchers, including 13 professionals in Nanchang University and 4 outside experts. In 2008 CCCED hired five part-time academic researchers, including four professors, five doctors. The four experts outside of school in the province is the researchers of Provincial Policy Research institute, the provincial government's Development Research Center, Bureau of Statistics, Academy of Social Sciences and other units.
Since 2000, the full-time researchers as head of the project have undertaken 186 project in which the national social and natural science fund is 39, the scientific research in education department is 16, provincial social science fund is 69,provincial major tender is 23, the major entrusted by the enterprises and institutions is 26, the international cooperation is 8. The part-time researchers as head of the project have undertaken 36 projects in which the nation fund is 5,the provincial social science fund is 21,the major entrusted by enterprises and institutions is 9. The central research center at school researchers were published more than 30 books in which the central developmental problem researched specially is 22,which contents revolves notational economic, policy system,, human resource ,science and technology, resource and environment and so on, which revealed the outstanding issues existing in the central part region and the key of rise in the central part completely
Since 2004, the full-time and part-time researchers in the central research centre have published 195 articles, 16.25 per person, in which the core periodicals are 118. the full-time and part-time researchers outside school and province have published 167 articles , 15.18 per person ( incomplete statistics)
There are two blue books concerning the development of the central part , “the report about the central economic development in Chinese in 2006” (economic science press,2007) and “the report about the central economic development in Chinese in 2007" (economic science press,2007).The center will compile the annual report continuously during “11th five-year plan. In the central state of economic development, the centre will timely and effectively track and monitor it ,with a view to fully grasp the economic development of the central dynamic information , for the services with the rise of the central China.
Since 2003, the Center had developed exchanging scholars and academic exchanges with the State University of New York, the Duncan Dee University of British, The Puwadier University in France, the University of Munich, in Germany and so on. And the Center hosted a national academic conference-the Second Session of the Central Development and Regional Cooperation Forum and the Symposium successfully in December 2003. The leaders of the State Council Development Research Center and the provincial head of the Government as well as the well-known experts and scholars of the central five provinces in total of fifty six representatives were invited for the meeting. They discussed how to speed up the rise in the central provinces on the topic of “the regional economic cooperation and strategic alliances”, which had a greater impact around the central provinces .since 2004, totally 4 forums and national conference on "Central Development High-Level Forum" was successfully held in Nanchang University, attended by the experts and scholars from the central and central provinces.
CCCED locates in the sixth floor of main building in Northern campus of Nanchang University, with area has reached to 550 square meters. There are 4 research institutes with 4 offices. CCCED provides work rooms for total 14 external experts and 20 internal experts.
There are electronic reading room, 42 microcomputers, 8 scientific research labs、professional library in CCCED. There are more than 15000 volumes various kinds of books and 80 different periodicals, more than 12 kinds of foreign periodicals. CCCED has established its own website both Chinese and English version.