A meeting was held at Hainan University (HNU) on May 14, with attendees discussing how best to support the development of Hainan into an international center for education innovation.
Liu Jin, head of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges of the Ministry of Education, urged Hainan to become a test center and benchmark in China's efforts to open up its education sector, with innovative forms of international cooperation and exchange and well-resourced institutions.
Tao Hongjian, deputy head of the Education Department of Hainan Province said that the province's education system should take full advantage of the policies of Hainan Free Trade Port, while also serving its development.
HNU has continued to optimize the layout of its disciplines, while improving its ability to serve local development based on national development strategies and the construction needs of Hainan FTP, said Luo Qingming, president of HNU.
He stressed that the university is keen to provide talented graduates to support the building of Hainan into an international center for education.
Discussion centered around international educational cooperation and opening-up in the education sector among representatives from institutions including China Education Association for International Change, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, City University of Macao, and Hainan Normal University.