Research Centres

Research Centres

Research Institutes and Centres


Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University established the Operational and Supply Chain Excellence Institute (OSCE) in early 2017 to actively provide technology and management services to local and international businesses and drive economic and social development.

Research within the OSCE focuses on developing and testing innovative approaches that can be implemented in companies to meet modern challenges and ptimize operations to establish a competitive edge.

With its location, expertise and wide network of companies, the institute is well-placed to work with a wide range of industrial partners across the Suzhou SIP district, an area home to tens of thousands of cutting-edge businesses. The OSCE aims to generate approaches that can be tailored to assist businesses across a wide range of industry sectors and related services. This feeds into the overarching goal of the OSCE, which is to establish and cultivate the region as a hub of expertise and excellence that will attract greater numbers of new enterprises.

For more information on the OSCE, please click here.


Building on a strong existing research foundation and wide network of academics and industry leaders, the Smart Mobility Analytics Centre (SMAC) was established at the IBSS IOM Department in 2022. The vision of the SMAC is to be a leading platform on smart mobility analytics that will create synergies between academia, industry and education in this vital sector. The SMAC’s strategic objectives are to (a) Promote interdisciplinary and cutting-edge academic research on smart mobility analytics, (b) Establish close collaborative relationships with companies in the mobility sector, and (c) Explore opportunities to contribute to IBSS executive education programmes and undergraduate/postgraduate student projects in the domain of mobility and transport. The SMAC consists of more than 30 members, with these including IBSS faculty and postgraduate students, non-IBSS XJTLU faculty and students, international researchers from the Centre’s research network, and industry advisors.

For more information on the SMAC, please here.