China to hike post-doctorate enrolments

September 3rd, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) China plans to raise the annual enrolment of post-doctorates to 17,000 in 2015, an increase of over 60 percent from that in 2010, according to a five-year blueprint for the development of post-doctoral education.

The 12th Five-Year Programme (2011-15) on post-doctoral education was jointly released Friday by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the national committee on post-doctorate management.

According to the programme, over 20 percent of Ph.D graduates will be enrolled as post-doctorates by 2015, and post-doctorates’ share among new recruits in key universities and research institutes should reach 30 percent, reported Xinhua.

The programme also says enterprises will increase the number of working stations specifically designated for post-doctorates in order for them to make up a greater proportion of research personnel.

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