In today’s talking points, A report by the NDRC finds internationally educated student startups are at an all time high and increasing; the National Centre for School Curriculum and Textbook Development outlines plans for joint US-China education training and research incubation sites; the Ministry of Education announces nationwide training in elderly care
NDRC report finds internationally educated student startups at record high
A report by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has found that a record number of students who have studied overseas are returning to China to start their own businesses. The startup industry is booming in China with 305 startup business incubators targeting returning graduates housing 22,000 start-ups and 63,000 returned students. This growth has been supported by an injection of 70 million yuan government funding from 2009 too 2014 in the form of 500,000 or 200,000 yuan grants. In 2011 80% of NASDAQ listed Chinese high tech companies were started by students with international education backgrounds.
Source: China Daily
NCCT outlines plans for joint US-China education training and research incubation sites
Yuexia Liu, deputy director of National Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development, Ministry of Education (NCCT) last week outlined plans to establish incubation sites in Shanghai and California for curriculum development and management based on STEM models. The plans were raised at the China Teacher Leaders Forum in Shanghai last week, which focussed on current and future challenges and reforms facing China’s education leadership and was the first time representatives of American educational organizations had been engaged in this type of academic exchange. Liu also described plans to establish experimental schools and districts in America for Chinese cultural curricula and to improve regional education evaluation and monitoring technology.
Source: PR Newswire
Ministry of Education announces nationwide training in elderly care
China will begin piloting educational courses in aged care at 140 schools across the country the Ministry of Education announced last week. The programs are designed to meet the needs of China’s aging population as the percentage of people aged over 60 reached 16.1% at the end of 2015. Local governments have been called on to support the move.