April 2, 2018 -- Tibet has made major strides in higher education since its peaceful liberation in 1959.
In 1965, Tibet's first institution of higher education Xizang Minzu University was established. In 1975, Tibet Normal College was inaugurated, providing children of emancipated serfs opportunities to receive higher education. In 1985, Tibet University, which is the only comprehensive university in the region, was established.
With the establishment of other colleges and universities, including the Institute of Tibetan Medicine, Tibet Police Academy and Tibet Vocational Technical College, a multi-level and comprehensive education system has been formed in Tibet.
In 2009, the number of college students in Tibet was 4.2 times higher than that of 2000, and the number of candidates for a master degree, was 24 times higher than that of 2000. The higher education gross enrollment ratio reached 22.4 percent, an increase of 17.4 percent compared with that of 2000.
Tibet now has 108 undergraduate majors, 18 master degree-conferring points, 10 national-level distinctive majors and 3 national-level faculty teams.
Higher institutions in Tibet have made breakthroughs in Tibetology, Tibetan language information technology, traditional Tibetan medicine, ecological environment of the Tibetan plateau as well as the protection of intangible cultural heritage.
Under the guidance of the Sixth National Symposium on Work in Tibet, Tibet will channel more energy into the development of higher education.
Da Wa, publicity minister of the CPC Committee of Tibet University
By: Ma Wenhui