Main­land stu­dents rar­ing to launch new busi­nesses

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS - XIN­HUA

BEI­JING — Stu­dents in China are ea­ger to start busi­nesses and hope that their col­leges can pro­vide more op­por­tu­ni­ties to fos- ter en­trepreneur­ship, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey from a uni­ver­si­ties’ al­liance ear- lier this month. The In­no­va­tion and En­trepreneur­ship Ed­uca- tion Al­liance of China or IEEAC is a plat­form for uni­ver­si­ties to share their ex­pe­ri­ence in en­trepre- neur­ship and nur­ture stu- dents’ in­no­va­tive and en­trepreneur­ship spirit. The IEEAC sur­veyed stu­dents from 130 col­leg- es, and more than 80 per- cent of stu­dents said they are will­ing to start busi- nesses. Nearly half of the stu- dents sur­veyed hoped to re­ceive train­ing and fi­nan- cial sup­port for en­trepre- neur­ship from col­leges. Only 17 per­cent of start- up projects in col­leges pro­vide over­seas ex­change and co­op­er­a­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties, ac­cord­ing to the sur­vey. “We should pro­mote preneur­ship, as well as co­op­er­a­tion be­tween col- leges and en­ter­prises,” said Sun Hong­bin, se­cre- tary-gen­eral of the IEEAC. Ac­cord­ing to the Mi­nis- try of Ed­u­ca­tion, 7.95 mil- lion col­lege stu­dents are ex­pected to grad­u­ate this year. Around 3 per­cent of this year’s col­lege grad­u­ates are ex­pected to start busi- by the ed­u­ca­tional re­search com­pany MyCOS In­sti­tute and the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences. “It is im­por­tant for stu- dents to learn about the coun­try’s poli­cies and eval­u­ate their skills be­fore start­ing busi­nesses,” said Zhu Zhuo­hong from the CAS.

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