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Donation to China Eastern Normal Uni to Develop VET

China Eastern Normal University (Huadong) received RMB100m (US$15m) from its PhD alumni DING Zuyi, the founder and CEO of E‑House (China) Holdings Limited (Yiju), a comprehensive property trading platform. The firm was once NASDAQ listed, but has been delisted. It is currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Market. The donation aims to help the university enhance its VET institute ...
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More Chinese Graduates Choose Safe Careers

Nine million graduates are looking for employment in China in 2021, a historically high figure. Working for state-owned organizations has becoming increasingly attractive with the downsizing of many multinationals and private enterprises, and the devastating lay-offs in the real estate, gaming and training industries. The average offer/application rate for public servant exams was 1:38 in 2021, as compared to three ...
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Teaching: The Hot Gaokao Career Choice

One obvious trend in 2021’s Gaokao is the enthusiasm students are showing towards pursuing an education degree to become a teacher, despite the incredibly high entry scores for Normal Universities. What factors have triggered this change? The Tianjin-based China Central Normal University (Huazhong) is neither a 211 nor a 985 university, it has nevertheless set its Gaokao entry score at ...
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Fund to Support Doctors in Residency at West China Hospital

The well-known anesthetist, Professor LIU Ji of Sichuan University’s Huaxi Clinical Medicine School, donated RMB100m (US$15m) to the university to establish a fund for doctors in residency at Huaxi Affiliated Hospital (West China Hospital). LIU originally received this large sum of money as a reward for his personal contribution to IP commercialization. 12.7% of China’s anesthesia related patents are held ...
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Four Receive China’s Nobel Prize – the Future Science Price

The Future Science Prize award committee has just announced its 5th award winners. Positioned as China’s Nobel Prize, the award is open to scientists of any citizenship whose research has been conducted in the Greater China region and has had a significant global influence. The award’s US$1million prize went to this year’s winners Kwok-Yun YUEN and Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris ...
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National TCM Science Institute University Established in Suzhou

Following an agreement reached between the Suzhou Municipal Government and the Chinese Traditional Medicine Science Institute, Suzhou will host the first national level Traditional Chinese Medicine University. This research-focused university plans to host 5,000 students at its Suzhou campus, including over 2,300 postgraduate and 2,100 PhD students. The Graduate School of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS), located ...
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