Universities expected to enrol 100,000 doctoral students in 2020

Chinese universities will admit more doctoral students for 2020 to meet a target of 100,000 set by the Ministry of Education, reports Xinhua.

Admissions policies unveiled by some universities showed that they will expand doctoral programmes compared with last year. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is expected to enrol around 2,500 doctoral students for 2020, 300 more than that in 2019. Renmin University of China opens around 1,000 slots for 131 doctoral programmes this year, compared with 940 slots for 130 doctoral programmes last year.

In 2018, the Ministry of Education proposed a plan to increase the number of China’s doctoral students to 100,000 in 2020. According to guidelines jointly issued by departments including the ministry in March, the country will speed up the training of postgraduates in the field of artificial intelligence, enrolling more doctoral students in particular.
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