søndag 30. mai 2021

US-China tech war: China taps 12 top universities to rival MIT and Stanford in science and technology research

China has tapped 12 of the country’s top universities to build “schools of future technology” in yet another move by the country to become a global science and technology powerhouse. The prestigious Peking University and Tsinghua University in Beijing are among the first batch of higher education institutions designated by the Ministry of Education to establish new schools focused on building China’s advantage in frontier technologies, according to a statement by the Ministry on Wednesday.

As part of a wider plan announced last year, the new technology schools will be tasked with research and development of “cutting-edge, revolutionary and disruptive technologies in the next 10-15 years”, the cultivation of future innovation leaders, and transforming the country’s reputation from “Made in China to Created in China”, according to the statement.