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Universities in Shanghai help students to ensure a steady enrollment

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Around 44% of 178,000 senior students at local universities and colleges had secured a job. Shanghai´s universities are offering a variety of incentives. This is meant to ensure a steady enrollment next year by pumping up the proportion of graduating students finding jobs.

Around 44 percent of 178,000 senior students at local universities and colleges had secured a job, 2 percentage points down from last year, according to Shanghai Education Commission.

The calculation excluded those who had been admitted to postgraduate studies, decided to study abroad or who were starting up their own businesses.The city´s universities said they were taking various measures to weather the negative impact.

Shanghai Dianji University is offering a transportation subsidy of up to 1,500 yuan (US$242) and a minimum 800 yuan each to senior students from outside the city who were willing to return to their hometown to work.

A 1,500 yuan subsidy is also offered to students setting up their own businesses. Incentives will also be offered to students admitted to postgraduate studies, the university said.

"It is the first time that we offer such subsidy in our history due to the poor employment prospects this year," said Yao Weichun, deputy director of the university´s student affairs office. He said there had been a 6 percent drop in the number of students graduating with a bachelor´s degree who had secured a job compared to last year.

Shanghai University said it had launched a training camp for students who had difficulty in finding a job to improve their competence and had talked to some parents who had extremely high demands for their children´s employment and who had intervened in their children´s choices and job applications.

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