The local government in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, says it will invest 150 billion yuan (US$23.21 billion) to build 20 new universities and colleges by 2025. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The local government in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, says it will invest 150 billion yuan (US$23.21 billion) to build 20 new universities and colleges by 2025. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

China’s hi-tech hub Guangdong sees higher education investments boom in bid to rival Silicon Valley with home-grown talent

  • Guangdong province in China’s Greater Bay Area is seeing billions of yuan allocated to build several new universities and colleges in the next few years
  • Technological decoupling with the United States has helped fuel a sense of urgency in Beijing to close the gap between Chinese higher education institutions and those in the West

The local government in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, says it will invest 150 billion yuan (US$23.21 billion) to build 20 new universities and colleges by 2025. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The local government in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, says it will invest 150 billion yuan (US$23.21 billion) to build 20 new universities and colleges by 2025. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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