On the morning of July 10, Vice President of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Professor Su Gang delivered a speech——UCAS and Innovative Educational Practice.In his speech, he introduced the history, structure, and features of education of UCAS. The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences is a large university composed of four campuses in Beijing, five educational bases outside of Beijing, and 114 research institutes distributed all over the country. It is a complete educational system with UCAS as the core and platform while institutes as the basis and extension. The education of UCAS is a combination of education and research, as well as an integration of institutes and colleges. Students have one-year coursework on campuses, plus two to four years of research/dissertation work at CAS institutes.
Mr. Su mentioned that as an international university, the number of UCAS’s international students has increased year by year, now UCAS has 1393 international students from 90 countries around the world, of which 913 are PhD students ranking No.1 in china. A large proportion of international students from Africa, a total of 251 African international students come from 21 African countries. In order to alleviate the financial burden of students from developing countries, Chinese government and UCAS offer a large number of scholarships, such as UCAS Scholarship, Chinese Government Scholarship, Beijing Municipal Scholarship, Foreign Government Scholarship, and CAS-TWAS Presidents’ Fellowship.
UCAS has international cooperation with universities and ministries from different countries all over the world. The Sino-Danish Center for Research and Education, one of its cooperation, is a partnership between UCAS and eight Danish universities. Students are guided by two supervisors from China and Denmark, they will be awarded a double degree from UCAS and the primary responsible Danish university respectively after completing their study. Such cooperation will enhance the communication of two countries, Mr. Su encourages African universities to join in such international cooperation programs with UCAS.