13 Feb 2018
Henan Commits to Belt and Road Educational Programme
In response to the Campaign to Promote Education While Jointly Advancing the Belt and Road Initiative, as recently launched by the Ministry of Education, Henan province’s Department of Education has formulated its own regionally-focused Action Plan on Promoting Education While Jointly Advancing the Belt and Road Initiative. Overall, the plan identifies four particular priorities – building a connectivity platform, implementing a joint school building plan, launching a study abroad initiative and adopting a language exchange scheme.
In terms of more detailed measures, the plan advocates assisting tertiary education institutions in the establishment of Belt and Road or regional research institutes; actively encouraging the province’s tertiary education institutions to participate in multi-national university initiatives (such as the BRICS Universities League) and cooperating in the launch of joint laboratories or research centres as channels for conducting scientific and technological studies. Additionally, it highlights the importance of attracting an increased number of overseas students to study in China and offering non-mainstream language education.
Furthermore, through the establishment of a Belt and Road Education Exchange and Co-operation Fund, the department hopes to increase its overall level of input into the education sector. In line with this, it has also resolved to tighten supervision and enhance the promotion of the province’s tertiary education institutions in order to nurture a favourable environment and deliver an appropriately positive impression to the general public.
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