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First Internet-themed uni opens in Liangjiang

Updated: 2016-11-01

By Sun Hui,

Thousands of IT talents and computer nerds descended on Chongqing’s Liangjiang New Area today to enroll at what has been dubbed China’s first Internet university.

As the first Internet comprehensive education base in China, the Chongqing Internet Institute, covers an area of 159,000 square meters. It is equipped with 12 buildings designed for teaching, living and official business.

College students, graduates, enterprise employees and senior managers can sit in the same classroom to enjoy the education resources provided by the university. Lessons focused on Internet Plus, cloud computing, the Internet of things, mobile Internet and the digital economy are given by world leading professors and lecturers.

According to its founders, the institute innovates a new mode of “training, employment, entrepreneurship and re-training” through online and offline classrooms. It is an integrated platform for government, enterprises and the Internet industry to cultivate IT talents and share education resource.

The institute has singed cooperation agreements with renowned educational institutes and universities, including the online IT education platform maiziedu, mobile data collection and management app AppCan and the India National Institute of Information Technology.

Technology, innovation and talent are the driving forces for the future economy, as China is shifting to innovation-driven development. Chongqing, as the hub of the Silk Road Economic Belt and Yangtze River Economic Belt, strives to deal with the shortage of talent across the entire Internet sector through supporting Internet education.

First Internet-themed uni opens in Liangjiang

The campus of Chongqing Internet Institute stands at Liangjiang New Area in southwest city of Chongqing. [Photo/]

Edited by Jacob Hooson


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