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State councilor urges educational reform to promote Chinese innovation

05-03-2010 14:06 BJT

NANJING, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong Sunday called for reform in talent cultivation and the education appraisal system among universities to boost innovation.

The government would reform the education system to promote innovation, international vision and comprehensive abilities among students, Liu said at the opening of a forum of university presidents in Nanjing.

Universities should explore new patterns of education with open minds and more cooperation with other research institutions and businesses, Liu said.

Education and talent were the key elements in China's development.

Liu also urged the universities to play a role as social think tanks to serve the country's economic and social development.

Liu was speaking at the Chinese-Foreign University Presidents Forum, which was attended by the heads of about 150 universities around the world.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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