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Vice-premier stresses innovation, entrepreneurship in colleges

Updated: Oct 16,2016 9:14 AM     Xinhua

WUHAN — Vice-Premier Liu Yandong called for further efforts to boost innovation and entrepreneurship education in colleges during an inspection tour in Central China’s Hubei province.

On Oct 14, the final of the second “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for College Students was held in Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei, in which 550,000 students from more than 2,100 colleges took part.

While meeting with the participants and the judges, Liu said higher education should be reformed to enhance the innovation and entrepreneurship spirit, abilities and practices among college students.

Liu urged Chinese universities to cooperate with enterprises and encourage social capital in education and talent training to adapt to the new economic and technological development.

Governments should offer favorable conditions to prepare students for innovation and entrepreneurship, Liu added.

During her tour in Hubei, Liu also visited Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Wuhan University, stressing the integration of talent training, scientific research, public services as well as the inheritance and creation of Chinese culture in higher education.