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Ningbo popularizing generally benefiting preschool education

Ningbo has made a success in the solution of the hard problem of preschool education. Statistics show that by the end of 2013, over 50% of the children are receiving education in the public kindergartens and the generally benefitting private kindergartens. In 2015, the rate will be over 70%.

In addition to the development of public welfare kindergartens, the government released policies to promote the generally benefiting private kindergartens. For the efforts Ningbo has made in the promotion of preschool education, Ningbo Education Commission won the award for educational reform of the country.

In the past two years, Ningbo Municipal Party Committee and Ningbo Municipal Government not only give policy support to the preschool education but also ensure the financial support. Statistics show that from 2011 to 2013, the government financial input in the preschool education reaches 3 billion yuan.

While speeding up the development of public kindergartens, in 2012 the government released "Measures on the Management of Generally Benefitting Private Kindergartens". In the past two years, the state and local fund amounts to 330 million yuan, for the support of the generally benefitting private kindergartens.

First batch of projects by Ningbo Institute of Fudan University settle down

Ningbo Institute of Fudan University, the only research institute directly under Fudan University located in Zhejiang Province with the model of cooperation between government, production and research, has made great progress. On the morning of December 24, the first batch of major projects introduced by the institute were signed and settled down in Hangzhou Bay New Zone. The two entities of Ningbo Institute of Fudan University and Ningbo-Fudan Innovation Center were inaugurated simultaneously.

The projects include such national "1000 talents plan" expert projects as the "personalized long-distance medical health management service platform", the "ultra-HD laser display projection system", the "chromatographic separation technology platform" and such major technological innovation platform projects as the new materials R & D platform, the smart city R & D platform, and the life science R & D platform. In addition, the institute has signed cooperation agreements with the Bulls Electric Group and the Mybaby Baby Products Manufacturing Co. Ltd., and introduced such strategic partnership institutions as Infiniti and Wuxi Institute of Tsinghua University.

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Ningbo funded college graduates engaged in agriculture

In 2009, Ningbo released policies to encourage college graduates to engage themselves in agriculture. According to the statistics from Ningbo Municipal Agricultural Bureau, in 2009, the city gave subsidies to only 72 college graduates and this year the number rose to 370. By the end of this year, about 1100 collage graduates will have been funded. In the past five years, the subsidies from Ningbo municipality and the counties and districts have added up to 30 million yuan.

The per capita farmland in Ningbo is bellow 0.6 mu, lower the average of Zhejiang and the country. The people engaged in agriculture are 55 years old on average. An authority of the Ningbo Municipal Agricultural Bureau said, "The modern agriculture of Ningbo needs a large number of new farmers who are well educated, good at technologies and management."

This week, Ningbo Tiansheng Agricultural and Livestock Company recruited five college graduates. At present, the company has over 20 college graduates, including some from Zhejiang University. They work in the fields of farming, experiment and management.

According to the plan, by the end of 2015, there should be at least one college graduate in a specialized farmer cooperative, a municipal-level agricultural service institution, of a large grain production service institution. The city should have at least 1,000 college graduates in the farm and husbandry industries.

Digital learning platform put into use

Ningbo Digital Learning Platform was officially opened in the library of Ningbo University Park on December 24, which is another important learning platform for the citizens besides the "air classroom" and the "life-long learning platform". It is understood that through the platform people can read 240 kinds of books on line, and make use of the online high-quality teaching resources provided by 16 universities in Ningbo.

According to reports, Ningbo digital learning platform ( is the 2nd-phase project of the digital library. Unlike the 1st-phase project, which focuses on the construction of literature information resources, this project aims to assist in the education and teaching in universities in Ningbo, vocational training for enterprises and personalized learning of citizens by enhancing the construction of educational resources.

Early in 2009, Ningbo digital library was opened, so that it became possible for citizens to read books indoors. The newly-built digital learning platform, within the framework of the digital library, has realized the unified navigation and search of professional, course, cultural and recreational resources. After registration and logging, the citizens can have access to the course resources for online learning at the digital learning platform. Meanwhile, they can also find such resource information as supplementary books, journals and academic papers.

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Zhejiang Wanli University sets up School of Wang Yangming Study

Zhejiang Wanli University officially set up a new school, School of Wang Yangming Study, to mark the beginning of its 2013 "Humanities in Wanli" campaign launched on Monday afternoon.

Wang Yangming, also known as Wang Shouren, is one of the most influential philosophers in the Confucian tradition. After School of Wang Yangming Study was founded, Wanli University will continue to organize more clubs and reading festivals to promote academic research and study on the philosophical thinking of Wang Yangming. The effort aims to spread the cultural essence of ancient scholars in Zhejiang Province and contribute to local economic development and cultural development.

The university also launched an "Online Yangming School" on Monday, which offers detailed review on the philosopher's metaphysical views and moral philosophy. Readers can learn more by logging in the official website of Zhejiang Wanli University and getting access to the "Online Yangming school".

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