The Chinese government will start from this year
to send 5,000 young college teachers abroad each year
to study for doctor's degree or undertake academic research
in top foreign universities.
"This will be the largest in scale for the government
to fund so many teachers to study abroad," said
Zhou Ji, minister of education, at a ceremony on the
project of sending outstanding young teachers to study
abroad in Wuhan over the weekend.
The project, set up by the China Scholarship Council,
plans to select academic leaders, promising scholars
and outstanding young and middle-aged teachers to take
further study abroad.
The project will be covered by the China Scholarship
Council and universities the teachers work with.
About 50 universities participate in this program,
among which 28 universities, including the prestigious
Peking University, Tsinghua University and Nankai University,
signed on the project as the first group on Sunday.
Others will join in the program by the end of January.