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Targeted education helps start businesses

| 2017-01-17 | Hits:
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

The 2016 Report on Undergraduate Self-employment was released by Renmin University of China (RUC) on Dec. 28, 2016 in Beijing. The report suggests that 20 percent of undergraduates in school show strong interest in starting their own businesses in such industries as food, agriculture, IT, transportation as well as education and culture. The courses about entrepreneurial designed by universities have fueled the enthusiasm of undergraduates, who value the professional knowledge they may learn for self-employment. In regard to switching to relevant majors, some universities give preference to applications by entrepreneurial undergraduates. This policy was considered by the students as the most welcomed way to encourage self-employment, according to the report. Mao Jiye, dean of the Business School at RUC, said universities should provide various groups of undergraduates with more accurate aid and support, targeting their individual needs and troubles.