Asia Rising: Countries Funnel Billions Into Universities

Giulio Sarchiola, Contrasto, Redux

Students work at terminals in a state-of-the-art library at Tsinghua U. in Beijing. China is plowing money into top universities while also establishing vocational programs and enabling more students to go to college.
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Across East Asia, governments are funneling resources into elite universities, financing basic research, and expanding access to vocational and junior colleges, all with the goal of driving economic development.

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