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Shenzhen aims to become south China's higher education center

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-10-04 18:13

SHENZHEN - Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong Province intends to reinvent itself as a center of higher education within the next 10 years.

According to a document by Shenzhen government, the number of colleges and universities will be increased to 20 by 2025, and students to 250,000 of whom 200,000 will be full-time.

The city's regular and vocational higher education systems will be expanded, in the hope that some of these institutions will be included in the national top 50 list, the document said.

Shenzhen will focus on practical subjects such as medicine, science and engineering.

Shenzhen is home to many high-tech and Internet companies, and has attracted millions of young graduates to work and settle in the city. It has one of the youngest demographics among all Chinese cities.

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