Legislators call for less state meddling in universitiesSouth China Morning Post.
Excessive government interference on university campuses had led to frequent personnel changes, costly, eye-catching projects and overstated enthusiasm among professors in pursuing administration positions, delegates from central Anhui province told a recent National People’s Congress panel discussion.
In this year’s government work report, the central government has high hopes that innovation will give a boost to China’s slowing economic growth. However, Liu Fanzhong, a professor at Peking University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that it was hard to push for technological innovation if the system of management at universities did not undergo a reform, Anhuinews .com reported.
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