This past year witnessed not only a global health crisis but also a dramatic hit on China’s academic profession. There has been a U-turn with respect to academic appraisal exercises in Chinese universities.
A leading scientist in China, Shi Yigong, revealed a stunning reason for this behind the scenes: Chinese universities do not produce many original or breakthrough innovations. He further warned that the current campaign for boosting publications would not necessarily lead to a boost in science and engineering.
Qiang Zha, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University, wrote this article which was first published in International Higher Education discussing why China is falling behind on breakthrough innovation.
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