Nankai University is one of the first universities in China to introduce Project Management Knowledge into the country. Center of Project Management kept a dual research interest in theoretical innovation and practical improvement of project management. Its research areas include investment of construction projects, projects of science and technology, R&D projects, IT projects, loan projects and so on, with the research focus extending from traditional project management issues such as project cost management, quality management and schedule management, to almost all project-related issues, such as project finance, human resources and communications, project risk, procurement, pre-evaluation and post-evaluation study.
The Center boasts a team of excellent project management researchers, including 5 doctoral supervisors, 5 associate professors and 25 doctors. They have published more than 30 papers on core Chinese and international journals and over 20 monograph, text books and translation works on modern project management, such as Modern Project Management, Global Project Management: Communication, Collaboration and Management Across Borders, Project Risk Management, Project Evaluation and Review, to name only a few. In recent years, the Center has undertaken nearly 20 research projects, sponsored by National Nature Science Foundations of China, the Ministry of Education Research Foundation and so on.
The Center has remained a leading institute in project management in China. It is committed to continuously improving its existing research level, and contributing to the building of Innovation-oriented China and Project-oriented Society.