A New “Jiaotong” University Established in Guangzhou
There is now a total of 9 universities under the name “Jiaotong” (meaning transportation), including two in Shanghai (Shanghai and China Eastern Jiangtao), one in Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Chengdu, Dalian and Lanzhou. The newly established Guangzhou Jiaotong is based on Guangzhou Marine Sailing Institute, aiming to focus on training talents with “powerful water transportation manufacturing and advanced marine control ability” to help make China a “powerful Marine nation”. The total investment to the university includes a new campus is estimated to be around RMB10b (USD1.4 b). The new university is also expected to include four VET colleges (Guangzhou Civil Aviation, Guangdong Transport Tech, Guangzhou Railway Tech and Guangdong Post and Telecom Tech).