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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(10); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.061001.

Exploring Strategies for Promoting the Transformation of Bioengineering Majors under the Guiding Principle of Industry—Education Integration with a Focus on Industrial Colleges


Tao Li1, Fanling Meng2, Yan Wang1, Changqin Jing1

Corresponding Author:
Changqin Jing

1School of Life Science and Technology, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, China

2Xinxiang Medical University Library, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, China


In recent years, the integration of industry and education has become a hot topic in the field of higher education in China. To promote the transformation of bioengineering majors and improve their competitiveness, the concept of "Industrial Colleges" has been put forward and gradually applied in some universities. The purpose of this paper is to systematically review the strategies for promoting the transformation of bioengineering majors under the guiding principle of integration of industry and education with a focus on industrial colleges. The paper starts with a comprehensive analysis of the current situation and challenges of bioengineering education. Then, it explores the significance and implementation path of industrial colleges in promoting the transformation of bioengineering majors. After that, it summarizes the successful experiences and practices of some domestic and foreign universities in promoting the transformation of bioengineering majors through industrial colleges. Finally, it puts forward some policy recommendations and suggestions for the future development of bioengineering education. This paper aims to provide a reference and enlightenment for universities to promote the transformation of bioengineering majors under the guiding principle of integration of industry and education, and to enhance the competitiveness of bioengineering majors in the industry.


Higher Education; Bioengineering; Industrial Colleges; China University; Major Transformation

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Tao Li, Fanling Meng, Yan Wang, Changqin Jing. Exploring Strategies for Promoting the Transformation of Bioengineering Majors under the Guiding Principle of Industry—Education Integration with a Focus on Industrial Colleges. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 10: 1-8. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.061001.


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