The Chinese government has awarded the first graduate degree in technology, science, engineering, and mathematics in China.
The degree, awarded to a 20-year-old Chinese student, was named the “Doctorate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the Chinese Academy of Sciences” by the State Council on Tuesday.
The award was made possible by an initiative launched by President Xi Jinping and his government in 2017.
The initiative was launched to encourage more students to study science and technology and provide them with a better chance to enter the workforce.
The government has been working to improve the quality of science and tech education, which is considered by many to be a cornerstone of the countrys economic success.