The Ministry of Education has asked universities to increase their hiring of academic research assistants to boost the employment of college graduates.
Universities should actively hire graduates to work as postdoctoral researchers, research assistants, technical assistants, academic assistants and finance assistants, the ministry said in a notice on Tuesday.
The scientific and technological parks and technology transfer centers established by universities should also expand vacancies for graduates to work as assistants, the notice said.
Universities need to make sure the assistant positions are equipped with good conditions to increase the appeal of the posts.
Universities are also encouraged to hire graduates from other schools to work as assistants, and the number of assistants hired will be used by the ministry to evaluate the universities, the notice added.