The Institute for State-Owned Enterprises, Tsinghua University was established in 2017. The institute is a university-level scientific research institution, built together with the school and the School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University with the support of the People’ Government of Beijing Municipality. Adhering to the high-end orientation, major issue orientation and the combination of theory and practice, it strives to become an international top-class think tank that focuses on the theoretical research of the modern state-owned enterprise system of socialism with Chinese characteristics (Chinese theory), makes suggestions on the reform practice of state-owned enterprises in China (Chinese practice), and speaks for China on comprehensively deepening the reform of state-owned enterprises in the international community (Chinese voice).
The institute focuses on strengthening the positioning and research contents in the following four aspects:
First, the high theoretical research orientation. It studies the theoretical framework of the modern state-owned enterprise system with Chinese characteristics, sums up the “Chinese theory” in the field of reform and development of state-owned enterprises, and is devoted to exploring the “Chinese version” of the theoretical system of the state-owned economy and state-owned enterprises, to contribute wisdom to the theoretical system of the socialist political economy with Chinese characteristics.
Second, it pays attention to the strategic research, especially on the strategic layout and structural adjustment of China’s state-owned economy. The institute actively serves the reform of state-owned enterprises and industrial integration in China, and provides effective research support for the layout optimization and structural adjustment of the state-owned economy in China, and policy suggestions for China and Beijing on major economic issues such as the reform of state-owned enterprises.
Third, based on the actual situation of enterprises, it carries out high-end research on the modern state-owned enterprise system with “Chinese characteristics” focusing on the industry, conducts decision-making consultation research on the reform of state-owned enterprises, support state-owned and state-controlled enterprises to set up a new type of think tank that is closely integrated with enterprises, universities and research institutions, to provide a road map that organically combines theory and practice and can be referred to and applied for comprehensively deepening the reform of state-owned enterprises.
Fourth, based on the Beijing practice, it closely combines theoretical research with the reform practice of state-owned enterprises in the capital, Beijing. With the vivid practice of the reform of state-owned enterprises in Beijing as the starting point and the breakthrough point, the institute highlights the problem-oriented and practice-orientated efforts, strengthens the combination of theory and practice, tests, revises and improves the theory with practice, to guide the practice with theory.