China's "double-reduction" policy to address the most prominent problems in compulsory education has generated positive results in Qingdao.
The recently launched World Sinology Center at the Beijing Language and Culture University in the West Coast New Area of Qingdao, Shandong province, is expected to become a new international hub of China studies.
Seven universities in Qingdao were included on the latest Essential Science Indicators (ESI) list.
Students in China have been enjoying a more relaxed winter vacation after the introduction of a policy aimed at easing the pressure of homework and extracurricular tutoring.
Yehudi Menuhin School, a world renowned music school in the United Kingdom, will open its only overseas branch school in Qingdao West Coast New Area.
Qingdao has launched a slew of measures to popularize ice and snow sports among students and improve their skills, such as by incorporating the sports into the physical education curriculum.
Many young people in Qingdao have become zealous winter sports fans thanks to efforts made by the city's educators to boost winter sports and Olympic culture in schools in recent years.
The China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Institute of Economy and Trade was inaugurated in Qingdao, Shandong province on Jan 13.