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Academy Seeks to Tap University Elites

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Science  27 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5432, pp. 1341
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5432.1341

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BEIJING-- Scrambling to retain its dominant position in the country's research establishment, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is offering its first-ever university scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students at 20 leading universities. The just-announced scholarships, for the upcoming school year, are seen as a recruitment tool for the academy's shrinking network of research institutes as well as a way to forge closer ties to the increasingly important university system. The academy intends to offer positions to every scholarship winner who wishes to join a CAS institute after graduation.