Institute a platform for nations to study different economic models
The South-South Cooperation and Development Institute at Peking University hosted its first graduation ceremony on July 6 in Beijing.
Twenty-six government officials, including 10 women, from 16 developing countries who have finished their master’s program attended the ceremony and talked about their experiences at the university.
The institute is a platform for developing countries to discuss different economic development models, a place to exchange ideas about how to eliminate poverty and achieve modernization.
The institute was estab- lished in April last year, after President Xi Jinping declared the plan to open such an institute at the High-level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation co-hosted by China and the United Nations at the UN headquarters in New York on Sept 26, 2015. It is to deepen the cooperation between China and the other developing countries from support on finance and engineering to communication on development of intelligence and ideas.
The curriculum design of the institute is economicscentered, oriented toward problem-solving, but at the same time, covers quantitative analysis, political systems, public relations,