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Project 211 (simplified Chinese: 211工程pinyin: 211 gōngchéng) is a project of 106 (as of 2007) Key universities and colleges in the 21st century initiated in 1995 by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.

The project aims at cultivating high-level elite for national economic and social development strategies. The project began from the idea that, in the mid 1990s, the 30 elite universites at the time were too low by international research standards.

Inclusion in the project means that universities have to meet scientific, technical and HR standards and to offer set advanced degree programs.

The figure of 21 and 1 within 211 are from the abbreviation of the 21st century and approximate 100 universities respectively.

China now has more than 1,700 standard institutions of higher education, and about 6 percent of them are 211 Project institutions. 211 Project schools take on the responsibility of training four-fifths of doctoral students, two-thirds of graduate students, half of students abroad and one-third of undergraduates. They offer 85% of the State's key subjects; hold 96 percent of the State's key laboratories; and utilize 70% of scientific research funding.[1]

During the first phase of the project from 1996 to 2000, approximately US$2.2 billion was distributed.[2]

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Universities list

  1. Anhui University
  2. Beijing Foreign Studies University
  3. Beijing Forestry University
  4. Beijing Institute of Technology
  5. Beijing Jiaotong University
  6. Beijing Normal University
  7. Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  8. Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  9. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
  10. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  11. Beijing University of Technology
  12. Central Conservatory of Music
  13. Central South University
  14. Central University of Finance and Economics
  15. Chang'an University
  16. China Agricultural University
  17. China Pharmaceutical University
  18. China University of Geosciences
  19. China University of Mining and Technology
  20. China University of Petroleum
  21. China University of Political Science and Law
  22. Chongqing University
  23. Communication University of China
  24. Dalian Maritime University
  25. Dalian University of Technology
  26. Donghua University
  27. East China Normal University
  28. East China University of Science and Technology
  29. Fourth Military Medical University
  30. Fudan University
  31. Fuzhou University
  32. Guangxi University
  33. Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  34. Guizhou University
  35. Hainan University
  36. Harbin Engineering University
  37. Harbin Institute of Technology
  38. Hebei University of Technology
  39. Hefei University of Technology
  40. Hohai University
  41. Huazhong Agricultural University
  42. Huazhong Normal University
  43. Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  44. Hunan Normal University
  45. Hunan University
  46. Inner Mongolia University
  47. Jiangnan University
  48. Jiangxi Agricultural University
  49. Jiangxi Normal University
  50. Jilin University
  51. Jinan University
  52. Lanzhou University
  53. Liaoning University
  54. Minzu University of China (formerly known as the Central University for Nationalities)
  55. Nanchang University
  56. Nanjing Agricultural University
  57. Nanjing Normal University
  58. Nanjing University
  59. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  60. Nanjing University of Science and Technology
  61. Nankai University
  62. National University of Defense Technology
  63. North China Electric Power University
  64. Northeast Agricultural University
  65. Northeast Forestry University
  66. Northeast Normal University
  67. Northeastern University
  68. Northwest A&F University
  69. Northwest University
  70. Northwestern Polytechnical University
  71. Ocean University of China
  72. Peking Union Medical College
  73. Peking University
  74. Renmin University of China
  75. Second Military Medical University
  76. Shandong University
  77. Shanghai International Studies University
  78. Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  79. Shanghai University
  80. Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  81. Sichuan Agricultural University
  82. Sichuan University
  83. South China Normal University
  84. South China University of Technology
  85. Southeast University
  86. Southwest Jiaotong University
  87. Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
  88. Sun Yat-sen University
  89. Suzhou University
  90. Taiyuan University of Technology
  91. Tianjin Medical University
  92. Tianjin University
  93. Tongji University
  94. Tsinghua University
  95. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  96. University of International Business and Economics
  97. University of Science and Technology Beijing
  98. University of Science and Technology of China
  99. Wuhan University
  100. Wuhan University of Technology
  101. Xiamen University
  102. Xi'an Jiaotong University
  103. Xidian University
  104. Xinjiang University
  105. Xinjiang Medical University
  106. Xizang University
  107. Yanbian University
  108. Yunnan University
  109. Zhejiang University
  110. Zhengzhou University
  111. Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

See also

References

  1. ^ Over 10 billion yuan to be invested in "211 Project" - People's Daily Online
  2. ^ Li Lixu (2004). "China’s Higher Education Reform 1998-2003: A Summary". Asia Pacific Education Review V (1): 14–22. http://eri.snu.ac.kr/aper/pdf/Vol%205%20No%201%20July%202004%20PDF/02.Li%20Lixu.pdf. 

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