The University Collaborative Innovation Center for the Development of Rule of Law in Jiangsu, founded on June.7, 2013, was jointly set up by Nanjing Normal University who initiated this project and Southeast University, Suzhou University, Yangzhou University as well as the Academy of Social Sciences of Jiangsu Province.The center was approved by the government of Jiangsu province as one of local University Collaborative Innovation Centers on March.13, 2014.
The University Collaborative Innovation Center for the Development of Rule of Law consists of institutions for making major decisions, management and operation, academic evaluation and decision-making, academic advisory as well as other research platforms. Specifically, institution for making major decisions is the council, instituion for academic evaluation and decision-making is the Academic Committee, institution for adademic advisory is the Expert Consultation Committee which is made up of 30 famous jurists such as Wenxian Zhang. As for work distribution, the director of the center takes charge of overall arrangement while deputy directors assist the former. The center also has an office of management which is responsible for routine matters.
Additionaly, the center has six research platforms, they serve repectively for basic theory research on the development of regional rule of law, research on the development of regional legislation, research on the development of regional administrative rule of law, research on the development of regional judiciary, research on the development of regional economic and social rule of law and research on the culture of regional rule of law.