Shenzhen has been prioritizing the upgrade of its education system for some time, and major construction projects are coming online this year and for the rest of the current five-year plan, which will see hundreds of thousands of new public school places created. This year alone, 146 schools – 74 primary and secondary and 72 kindergartens – will open, offering 130,000 places. At the same time, 90 primary and secondary schools and 60 kindergartens are starting construction.
This year’s new schools represent investment of around 23.3 billion yuan.
In addition, university projects are also under way that should be completed in the coming few years. These include some well-known national and international names. In addition to the Shenzhen University of Technology Phase I, SUSTech Phase II, Shenzhen University Xili Campus Phase II, and Sun Yat-sen University Shenzhen, which will be completed by the end of this year, others coming up include: The main building of Tsinghua University Shenzhen International Graduate School (Phase I),in May 2022; The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) Phase II, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen International Design School and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Deep Science and Technology Program in 2023; Innovative and Creative Design College, Conservatory of Music, The Georgia Institute of Technology, Tianjin University, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen University Medical School Phase II, and Southern University of Science and Technology School of Medicine in 2024; and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) School of Medicine in 2025.
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