Plan 111


Program of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities, Plan 111, also be referred to as Project 111 or 111 Project (Chinese: 111计划, 高等学校学科创新引智计划; pinyin: 111 jìhuà) is a project initiated in 2006 by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China (MOE) and State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) to establish innovation centers for the purposes of technology transfer.[1][2] In 2005, the MOE announced the creation of 100 innovation centers as part of the plan.[3] The plan aimed to bring in about 1,000 overseas experts from the top 100 universities and research institutes worldwide.[4]

Plan 111 became an avenue for foreign technology transfer of both civilian and military application.[1] The plan established centers at universities that support defense-related research and development such as Harbin Engineering University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beihang University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Xidian University.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Spear, Andrew (2020-08-03), Hannas, William C.; Tatlow, Didi Kirsten (eds.), "Serve the Motherland While Working Overseas", China’s Quest for Foreign Technology (1 ed.), Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 21–37, doi:10.4324/9781003035084-3, ISBN 978-1-003-03508-4, OCLC 1153338764
  2. ^ "The two departments decided to jointly implement the "University Discipline Innovation Project"". (in Chinese). September 1, 2006. Archived from the original on 2019-10-08. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  3. ^ "Notice of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of the Ministry of Education on the Eleventh Five-Year Plan for Disciplinary Innovation and Intelligence Introduction". (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2019-10-08. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  4. ^ Li, Xiaohua (2006-09-14). "China to Undergo Brain Gain Through Plan 111". China Internet Information Center. Archived from the original on 2019-10-09. Retrieved 2019-10-09.

External linksEdit

  • Chinese Talent Program Tracker at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology