Ministry recruits 2,000 foreign scholars

china“In a bold move to rapidly expand research capacity of its universities, China’s Ministry of Education is helping underwrite the costs of recruiting and retaining 2,000 foreign experts. About 70 select universities, as well as 211 schools that comprise an elite 100+ universities, can apply to the ministry’s university section with proposals to expand key research positions. Where approved, interviewing is already underway with candidates so far drawn heavily from the US and Europe. Although scholars with Chinese background may have an advantage, China is recruiting from all nationalities in an effort not unlike the academic ‘raids’ conducted earlier by Western universities wanting to assemble potential Nobel Prize winners …” (more)

[John Richard Schrock, University World News, 31 May]

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