Changsha Institute of Educational Science Research (CIESR), a second-tier organization directly under the Education Bureau of Changsha Municipality, was founded in 2004 by the merge of Changsha Institute of Educational Science Research, Changsha Center of Vocational and Technical Education, and Changsha Center of Audio-visual Education. CIESR consists of the main office, elementary education office , vocational education and Adult Education research office, planning and development research center, and the education quality monitoring and evaluation office .CIESR has 47 staff; 36 of them are senior teachers from secondary schools, 7 of them are provincial expert teachers, and 5 of them are in the expert pool of the Ministry of Education
CIESR, functioning as the "think tank, brain trust, and pioneer", has been working closely with the city’s Party committee and government, especially in aspects of the policy making and planning. It strives to serve in decision-making consultation, theoretical research and practical guidance, innovation of education philosophy thoughts, reform of teaching and research, offering consultation service for higher education administrative departments, as well as providing guidance for teaching at schools of various types and at all levels.
Centering on "deepening the reform of education and teaching, and promoting quality education comprehensively,” CIESR takes innovation as its motivation for education development and the responsibility for education and research. CIESR sends teachers to rural schools to teach and do research,: appoint staff to schools to do research and provide guidance; visit classrooms and offer suggestions; carry out educational policies ; promote projects’ development, advance the development of vocational education; implement quality monitoring, explore the reform of evaluation; improve educational journals, form education brands; organize events, and expand the influence of research and teaching .CIESR is moving forward and keeping exploring on its way of educational research and innovation.
In recent years, CIESR has won 2 national awards, one of which being for the excellent organization in education and scientific research as well as 7 provincial awards. In the education system’s performance appraisal and appraisal conducted by the Provincial Academy of municipalities, CIESR has been ranked the first place for three consecutive years, and the CIESR leadership has been granted “distinguished leadership” title. The teaching and researching staff has been awarded 420 prizes for their excellence in research, teaching contests, Internet-classes, and other aspects. The students supervised by the staff have obtained 105 national and international invention awards.
Over the past thirty years, CIESR has not only reaped the joy of success, but also suffered the pain on the way of exploration. Regardless of difficulties and hardship it encounters when moving forward, CIESR will always adhere to the unshakable belief — we are on the road relentlessly!