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China produced more than twice as many materials science papers than the next most-prolific country, the United States, in 2017. The country enjoys strong academic collaborations nationally and internationally, as well as a focus on applied and medical sciences when it comes to the materials being made. Funding for materials science in China has quadrupled since 2008. Learn how the country is using its strength in materials to advance knowledge and to solve many of its domestic problems — including its ageing population and its polluted manufacturing sector.
Tianjin University’s School of Materials Science and Engineering, one of China’s earliest, is quickly gaining a new lease of life with exciting research with applications in energy, biomedicine, and manufacturing on all scales.
With an innovation-driven development strategy, material scientists at Beijing Institute of Technology are conducting cutting-edge research and developing novel techniques to find solutions for national defence and industrial advancement.
With an emphasis on the connection between research and teaching, a new material science school at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences is leading the way in student training and scientific exploration.