BOSTON - A delegation from Guangzhou University hosted the “Guangzhou Science & Technology Innovation 'Thousand Talents Plan' Policy Forum” last Thursday, April 19th at the Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel in Kendall Square. Held in partnership with the Guangzhou Liaison Office in Boston, the forum brought together esteemed professors and leaders from Guangzhou University with young professionals and talent in the Greater Boston area. The event consisted of a series of remarks given by the president of Guangzhou University, outlining his vision for the university and policies for overseas talent, followed by networking and breakfast.
Guangzhou University - A Rising Star
According to Guangzhou University President Minghai Wei, the publicly-funded university has seen its budget double over the past few years, with additional increases expected to come in the near future.
“Government leaders in Guangzhou recognize that an innovative and entrepreneurial city requires strong educational institutions.”, Wei stated, “As such, they have allocated significant resources to Guangzhou University, entrusting it with the task of becoming a world-class institution.”
In particular, Guangzhou University seeks to become a leader in five key areas of focus + two auxiliary fields.
5 Key Fields:
- Intelligent Manufacturing
- Mobile Data Science
- Precision Gene Editing
- Sustainable Urban Development
2 Auxiliary Fields:
- Modern Finance/Industrial Management
- Lingnan Cultural & Folk Arts
Opportunities for Overseas Talent
Charged with achieving excellence, Guangzhou University has developed a timeline of goals for the future:
- By 2020, rank among the top tier universities in Guangdong province and the top 100 universities in China
- By 2025, rank among the top 50 universities in China and become an attractive destination for international students
- By 2050, become an world-renowned university, leading the world in certain disciplines
As a result, the university has begun to expand and accelerate its talent recruitment efforts, creating a wealth of opportunities for overseas talent. Benefits being offered to overseas talent include:
- Research Grants
- Research Team Recruitment
- High Salaries
- Housing Subsidies
- High-Quality Education for Offspring
- Job Placement for Spouses
With specific amounts varying, depending on qualifications. For details, see the images below:
President Wei has expressed strong interest in the overseas talent of the Greater Boston area, and plans to strengthen and expand Guangzhou University's presence in the region.
“We view this event as only the starting point to a long and fruitful relationship between Guangzhou University and Boston.”, President Wei expressed, “We look forward to the many possibilities of working together in the future.”
For more information on Guangzhou University and its opportunities for overseas talents, view the presentation slides used during the event.