[photopress:MBA_yung_wing_nl.jpg,full,alignright]The Chinese government will sponsor 5,000 graduate students to further their studies abroad next year.
The graduates will specialize in a wide range of subjects including energy, environment, agriculture, information technology, biology, nanotechnology, humanities and social sciences.
The program, co-launched by the Ministry of Education ad the Ministry of Finance, has sponsored 3,952 graduates abroad so far to colleges and research institutions.
Education Minister Zhou Ji said, ‘The core issue of building world-class universities is to cultivate high-quality faculties and innovative talents. It is a significant measure to select top students and send them to study abroad.’
Our illustration is of Yung Wing, who was born in a village in southern China in the year 1828 and became one of the first Chinese people ever to be educated at a major US college, graduating from Yale in 1854. His book, My Life in China and America is published by CER Classics.
Source: Window on China