Thousand Talents Program
Thousand Talents Program
Thousand Talents Program

       A program for recruiting high-level scholars and talents from overseas was established by the Chinese government in January 2009. This program, popularly known as the “Thousand Talents Program”, aims to recruit, in 5 to 10 years, and provide financial support for outstanding scientists and leading experts who will work in China and play a leading role in the development of high-tech industries or new fields of study in the nation’s major innovation projects, key programs of study or laboratories, central enterprises or state-owned financial institutions, or high-tech development zones or industrial parks. 

    Qualifications and conditions:

       1. An applicant shall have a doctor’s degree earned overseas;
       2. 50 years of age or younger (the age limit may be loosened for an especially outstanding applicant);
       3. Full-time work at USTC once recruited;
       4. Professorship or equivalent position held at a well-known university or research institution overseas; and
       5. Other academic qualifications and conditions applicable. 
       In addition to the “Thousand Talents Program”, various types of high-level experts are encouraged to come to work in China. Those who wish to work in China but do not meet the conditions under the above program may apply for positions under the Ministry of Education’s “Changjiang Scholars Program”, the “Hundred Talents Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the “National Science Foundation for Outstanding Youths” under the Natural Science Foundation of China, or recruitment programs of various ministries, provinces and municipalities. 

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