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ZHU Dajian
ZHU Dajian

Distinguished Professor, PhD Advisor

Position: Director

Department: Public Administration




  • 2002: Ph.D., School of Economics and Management, Tongji University,
  • 1986: M Sc., Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, China
  • 1979: B Sc., University of Qinghai, Xining, China

Teaching Positions

  • 1999 - Now, Professor, Director of Department of Public Management, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University; Director of Think-tank for sustainable development and new urbanization, Tongji University
  • 1986 - 1999, Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor, Director of Department of Social Sciences, Tongji University
  • 1979.08 - 1983.8 Lecturer, Department of Geology ,Qinghai University

Consulting Activities & Management Activities

  • Member, Global Agenda Council of World Economic Forum(WEF)
  • Expert,Management Division of National Social Science Foundation, China
  • Expert, Management Division of Social Science Research Council, Ministry of Education
  • Expert, Sustainable Development and Environment Committee of Experts, Ministry of
  • Construction
  • Expert, Innovative City Committee of Experts, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • sustainable development advisor, Expo 2010 in Shanghai
  • decision-making consultation advisor, the Shanghai Municipal Government
  • Expert, Shanghai Municipal Government Urban Planning Council
  • Expert,  Eleventh Five-Year ,Twelfth Five-Year and Thirteenth Five-Year Plans, Planning Council of Shanghai Municipal Government
  • 12, invited to give speech for the Political Bureau of Central Committee of CCP on “ the new trends of global development from the perspective of Shanghai World Expo”

International Experience

  • 2005.02-2005.08, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, US
  • 1994.08-1995.07, Visiting Research Fellow, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2014 - 2016, Council Member,Circular Economy and Governance of Sustainability,GAC of
  • WEF,Schwitzerland
  • 2015.07, Invited Keynote Speaker, Conference of Climate Change, UNESCO,Paris,
  • 2014.07,Invited Keynote Speaker,Forum for China’s Sustainable Urbanization,UN, NewYork
  • 2012.06,Invited Keynote speaker,ISEE Conference,Rio,Brazil
  • 2011.09, Invited Keynote Speaker, WRF Forum, Schwitzerland
  • 2011.05, Invited Keynote Speaker, EU Green Economy Seminar, Brussels
  • 2009.02, Invited expert, UNEP Green New Deal Project, New York
  • 2008.08, Invited Keynote Speaker, The international ecological economics conference, Kenya, Nairobi


  • Sustainable Development and Ecological Economics
  • Urban and Regional Development
  • Public Service and Public Private Partnership
  • CSR and Sustainable Business


 Sponsored Research Projects

  • Carbon Productivity in terms of Steady State Economics, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2012-2015
  • Indicator Studies on Low Carbon Development of China, Social Science Foundation of China (NSSFC), 2012-2014
  • Green Economy Workshop, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2013
  • Theory, Methods and Application of Resource Productivity, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2007-2009
  • The Theory and practice of Circular Economy, State Education Minister Philosophy and Social Sciences Tackled Projects, 2006-2010
  • Policy Study about Shanghai’s Low Carbon City Development,Shanghai Municipal Government Decision-Making and Consultancy Research Project,2009
  • Expo 2010 Shanghai and the Research of the Quality of Life, Shanghai Municipal Government Decision-Making and Consultancy Research Project, 2004
  • Study in Policy of Regional Planning in Yangtze Delta Metropolis Based on the Polycentric Governance, Shanghai Philosophy and Social Sciences Research Foundation, 2004

Selected Publications


  • Research on Ecological Wellbeing Performance and Its Relationship With Economic
  • Growth, China Population, Resources and Environment,2014(9)
  • An Embedding Model of Sustainable Development and Its Policy Importance for
  • China’s Development Transition, Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014(1)
  • Deepen Theoretical Studies of Circular Economy under the background of
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