The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has approved the establishment of 10 research institutes to study and interpret Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

The research centers and institutes are founded by the CPC Central Committee’s Party School, the Ministry of Education, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the National Defense University of the People’s Liberation Army, the municipalities of Beijing and Shanghai, Guangdong Province, Peking University, Tsinghua University and Renmin University of China, said an official statement provided to Xinhua on Thursday.

With strong academic credentials, the new research centers and institutes will be able to play an important role in the study, promotion and interpretation of Xi’s thought, according to the statement.

Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era was introduced at the 19th CPC National Congress in October and listed as a part of the guiding ideology for the CPC in its amended Constitution.