The Institute of Strategy Studies has two research sections: Military Higher Education and National Defense Science and Technology Development Strategy, which are mainly responsible for research, consulting, and nurturing talent in these fields. The master program of Higher Education is one of three disciplines listed in the second stage of the national 985 Project. At present, the institute has the following research areas: Military Higher Education Theory, Policy and Management of Military Higher Education, and Comparative Military Education.
The focus of the research section of National Defense Science and Technology Development strategy follows the needs of Chinese military advancements and the preparation for possible military conflicts centering around strategic and common issues in the development of defense technology and national defense. This research section aims to conduct research on the strategic environment, evaluation, planning, management, and the mechanism of defense technology.
Since 2005, the institute has completed over twenty research projects, including National Social Science Foundation projects, key projects of the 11th Five-Year Plan of defense military education of nation pedagogy assigned by the Ministry of Education, National 863 Plan (National Advanced Technological and Research Plan) projects, and 11th Five-Year Plan key projects of the Chinese Society of Academic Degree and Graduate Education. In 2007, the institute won two first prizes and the third prize for PLA military excellent research achievements, and the military achievement award of the Third National Education and Science.
The institute is actively engaged in academic exchange through sending teaching staff abroad for further study, attending academic conferences, inviting noted scholars from home and abroad to give lectures, and cooperating with other institutions to carry out research. During the 11th Five-Year Plan, the institute has published five monographs and over 50 papers in national key journals. The institute issues two academic journals: Journal of Higher Education Research and National Defense Technology.