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Universities blocked from offering 258 majors

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-04-03 20:20

BEIJING - A total of 258 majors that Chinese colleges and universities applied for authorization to offer students next academic year have been refused by the Ministry of Education, it announced on Wednesday.

These majors, including golf industry management, global health studies, network security and law enforcement, and nursing of senior people, were featured in applications from more than 60 colleges and universities nationwide, according to a statement on the ministry's website.

But the ministry has also approved certain colleges to offer new majors, such as education and rehabilitation studies at East China Normal University, Amharic and Kyrgyz at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, and traditional medicine of the Dai ethnicity at the Yunnan Traditional Chinese Medicine College.

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