China vows to es­tab­lish 16 world-class uni­ver­si­ties

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Chi­nese of­fi­cials have an­nounced in­ten­tions to set up 16 top uni­ver­si­ties by 2030 across sev­eral provin­cial re­gions out­side Bei­jing and Shang­hai, where a num­ber of fa­mous uni­ver­si­ties are al­ready sit­u­ated.

Ac­cord­ing to data col­lected by re­searcher Yu Lu­jiang from Tongji Univer­sity, some 21 provin­cial re­gions have pub­lished five- to 10-year blue­prints on higher ed­u­ca­tion. Ten uni­ver­si­ties will be rated “world­class” by 2020, and the fig­ure will rise to 16 by 2030, Caixin re­ported.

More than 110 “high-level” uni­ver­si­ties will be es­tab­lished in those re­gions, ac­cord­ing to the blue­prints. Some 11 provin­cial re­gions have also come up with fi­nan­cial sup­port mea­sures, with the to­tal amount raised close to 40 bil­lion yuan, ac­cord­ing to Yu.

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