Introduction of 985 Project
“985 Project” is a project aimed to increasing the development speed and gaining more reputation for China’s universities. The 985 project was announced by Chinese President Jiang Zemin at the 100th anniversary of Peking University on May 4, 1998. Through the 985 project, China demonstrated its ambition to build world-class universities in the 21st century.
985 project involves both national and local governments allocating large amounts of funding to certain universities to build new facilities such as research centers, hold international conferences, attract world-renowned visiting scholars, and help Chinese students to attend conferences abroad.