China vows to establish 16 world-class universities
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.