For researchers interested in accessing China’s deep reserves of talent, human and cash both, the Department of Education and Training has a briefing on Beijing’s 111 Project, which aims for, “100 world leading research discipline bases in Chinese universities with 1000 top talents from the world’s top 100 universities” working with Chinese researchers. Each base must have at least ten foreign and ten local research experts.
DET reports there are 359 project bases in 80 national-level universities, mainly working on material science, engineering, chemistry, energy, agriculture, biology, maths and advanced manufacturing. The programme was established in 2006 and expanded three times since, most recently in 2016. The department provides a list of participating national universities and disciplines.