China's Ministry of Education issues list of new schools targeting bottleneck in key technologies
Published: May 27, 2021 01:25 AM
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China's Ministry of Education (MOE) issued a list of 12 new technology schools in the country's top universities as part of the effort to cultivate leading talents on innovation of cutting-edge technologies in the next decade.

This came in line with the urgent need to develop local skills for innovation in key technologies against the backdrop of the intense technology war between the world's two largest economies.

The MOE said in the statement on Wednesday that the new schools will play the key role in promoting the transformation and upgrading, from "made in China," to "created in China."

The national top universities, including Peking University and Tsinghua University, are included in the list.

The 12 schools will establish a student growth database and continuously improve the training program for future talents. Meanwhile, all kinds of resources should be coordinated to provide policy and financial support to the construction of the schools, the statement noted.

The cultivation of cutting-edge research talents in educational institutions has been increasingly getting more attention on the agenda.

Last year, the MOE approved the establishment of cutting-edge science centers in 14 universities on quantum science, brain science, synthetic biology, aerospace engineering and next-generation mobile communication technology, among other fields, according to media reports.

In April, Tsinghua University, one of China's top universities, established the School of Integrated Circuits, the nation's first, to target research and training of technicians in semiconductors.