Industry-focused universities tackle Chinese skills gaps

Privately backed institutions seen as new model for higher education development From Times Higher Education Source: Getty China’s new crop of privately backed, industry-focused universities could help meet skills gaps and jump-start innovation, academics said. At the end of last year Chinese businessman Cao Dewang came one step closer to establishing his institution when he signed an agreement with the city government of Fuzhou to build a university for developing applied research and technical talent. The Fuyao University of Science and Technology is one example of a handful of such…

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