An institute of public diplomacy has been established at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and the Shanghai Public Diplomacy Association.
Zhou Hanmin, president of the association, was assigned chairman of the board of directors of the Shanghai Institute of Public Diplomacy, with Wu Jianyong, Party secretary of USST, as its dean.
The institute will research issues of public diplomacy and provide counselling services for related organizations. It will also aim to enhance cultural exchanges and cultivate related talents to promote the development of public diplomacy in Shanghai.
It is to establish a thinktank, organize a series of lectures and launch a batch of research programs in public diplomacy. It will also participate in organizing a series of public diplomatic activities on the theme of international cooperation in economic and social development after the COVID-19 pandemic and carrying out training on promoting economic cooperation in public diplomacy.