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About CS - LIT

On July 19th, 2021, GEC Academy signed a cooperation memorandum with Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School in Shenzhen to jointly conduct research and investigations on cultivation strategies of "localized" international talents in higher education in China. The cooperation between the two institutions aims to help both reach a new level in the internationalization of universities and in the development of interdisciplinary education in higher education. 


About Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen)

The Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen) is a public research university established as a satellite graduate school of Peking University in 2001. As the southern campus of PKU, PKU Shenzhen locates inside the University Town of Shenzhen, alongside several other prestigious graduate schools such as Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School and Harbin Institute of Technology. 


The mission of PKU Shenzhen is to provide qualitative, free, flexible, and stable education to students and establish a rich research atmosphere, to innovate and push boundaries.

​Research Background

Various higher education institutions in China have made some explorations in cultivating international talents (global talents). More specifically, many institutions have established "future technology schools", initiated China's National Talent Development Plan and the National Training Plan for Outstanding Engineers,  etc. Many of the schools have made positive progress and accumulated useful experience. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the cooperation mode concerning socio-economics has undergone profound changes around the world.


Currently, the traditional innovative talents cultivation model adopted by most higher education institutions in China faces many practical challenges, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and some key issues are still prominent. The need to explore innovative models to optimize the path to achieve goals is very urgent. Facing the growing demands of economic and social developments on a regional level, higher education institutions in China have little initiative to adjust their talent cultivation goals, nor do they know how to effectively optimize their original plans and strategies by using good international resources. Also, the vitality of gathering social resources for talent cultivation is often underestimated. In particular, the University-Enterprise-Cooperation (UEC) mechanism has not been thoroughly adopted among many higher education institutions in China. With the continuous development of education technology, the continuous growth of interdisciplinary teaching and learning in the education system, and the integration of industry knowledge into curriculum design, various innovations of talent cultivation models in China can be made by introducing and adopting innovative talents and high-quality international research to local businesses. Therefore, to explore the impacts of COVID-19 on innovative talents cultivation and to investigate the potential ways to optimize current strategies schools use for innovative talents cultivation become of significant importance. 

Research Aims

  • Understand how and to what extent COVID-19 has affected the development of international research and innovative talents cultivation in higher education in China

  • Provide strategies to enhance the development of international research and innovative talents cultivation in higher education in China in the post-pandemic era

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