Ministry to boost universities via college majors

The ministry of education last week said China will release a plan this year to support 10,000 majors in its higher education institutions to achieve ‘world-class’ status, writes Zhang Shiyu for ECNS.

"Around 20% of majors in China's universities are expected to become first-class in the world by 2022 to ensure that the country will have competitive talents globally at that time," said Wu Yan, director of the ministry's Department of Higher Education.

Local governments also are encouraged to cultivate 10,000 majors into first class, which means 40% of majors in the country's universities will be competitive in the world by 2022, Wu said at a press conference. There are a total of 56,000 majors in 92 categories in the country's higher education institutions.
Full report on the ECNS site