China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) approved applications by 180 colleges to set up new AI-related majors for undergraduate students in 2019. Photo: Shutterstock China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) approved applications by 180 colleges to set up new AI-related majors for undergraduate students in 2019. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) approved applications by 180 colleges to set up new AI-related majors for undergraduate students in 2019. Photo: Shutterstock

AI is the fastest expanding discipline in China’s universities, with 180 more approved to offer it as a major

  • China’s Ministry of Education approved applications for 180 more colleges to offer majors in artificial intelligence in 2019, up from 35 the year before
  • The ramping up of approvals comes as the country tries to attract more talent to drive what has been referred to as the fourth industrial revolution

Topic |   Artificial intelligence
China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) approved applications by 180 colleges to set up new AI-related majors for undergraduate students in 2019. Photo: Shutterstock China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) approved applications by 180 colleges to set up new AI-related majors for undergraduate students in 2019. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) approved applications by 180 colleges to set up new AI-related majors for undergraduate students in 2019. Photo: Shutterstock
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