The Case Study Center (CSC) was formally established in September 2017. Before official establishment of the Center, the faculty published five cases in 2017. In addition, the faculty published Smart City Cases Worldwide in 2015 and A Collection of Cases: Chinese Enterprises Going Global in 2016. The CSC aims to integrate teaching, researching, and service the society.

    Firstly, teaching. Those companies will be part of project-based education course, such as Management Consulting, Project Management, and Entrepreneurship & Startup Simulation. With the help of teachers and external tutors bring added value for the enterprise. In 2017, CSC successfully worked with 5 companies and Entrepreneurship & Startup Simulation course and attracted more than 10 mentors.

    Secondly, research. Combining the long-term industry knowledge & theories & depth interviews, CSC can produce teaching case, case collection, and high quality academic research cases. It fully links the top academic resources both at home and abroad, and accumulates a deep, multi-level and specialized case study methodology system.

    Thirdly, service the society. Using Case Collection and teaching case as a bridge to communicate with industry, faculties and students can keep connections with companies; hence increase the ability to serve the society. In 2017, CSC gets 2 projects funded by industry. A few projects are still under progress.