CCG Northern Institute of International Talent (Northern Institute) is a specialist think tank registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The Qingdao-based institute has rich experience in providing consulting services and conducting research for ministries, commissions, and institutions. It focuses on the study of international talent under the cultural environment of Confucianism in northern China and on the most advanced research of talent strategies. It offers policy research and consulting services for local governments in northern China's provinces and cities, including on the development of regional development strategies, and offers intellectual support for attracting, supporting, and evaluating international high-level talent.