Fostering Scientific Research Ability of Graduate Students in Chinese Local Universities: A Critical Review
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Scientific research ability
Graduate student
Chinese local universities



Submitted : 2024-01-28
Accepted : 2024-02-12
Published : 2024-02-27


Local universities and colleges constitute a significant portion of China’s educational landscape, with graduate enrollment increasing steadily each year. Against the backdrop of escalating technological competition between nations, the cultivation of Scientific Research Ability (SRA) among graduate students has garnered increasing attention. While the initial aim of postgraduate education is clear – to nurture research-oriented talent for future academic pursuits – the objectives of graduate training have evolved over time. Today, they encompass not only the development of academics but also the cultivation of high-level professionals for various industries. This paper offers a systematic overview of relevant studies in the field of postgraduate SRA cultivation, delving into the entrenched challenges within Chinese educational institutions regarding the fostering of SRA among postgraduates. Additionally, it proposes a theoretical model for SRA-oriented training and provides insights into future reforms and developments in this area.


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