list of “Double First-Class” university project
Chinese authorities on Thursday released a selected list of universities and colleges, which will participate in the country’s construction plan of world-class universities and first-class disciplines.
The plan, also known as the “Double-First Class” initiative, aims to ultimately build a number of world class universities and disciplines by the end of 2050, in an effort to make China an international higher education power.
According to the circular jointly released by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Finance (MOF), and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), 42 universities and colleges will be developed into world-class educational institutions, while 95 universities will focus on building their preponderant disciplines into first-rate ones.
The institutions were selected after a process of peer competition, expert review and government evaluation, according to the circular.
They will receive dynamic monitoring and management, while the “Double First-Class” title is not an interminable status, it said.
in an effort to 企图（努力想）；试图要，为了
circular n.通知，传单adj. 循环的；圆形的；间接的
the Ministry of Education 教育部
the Ministry of Finance 财政部
the National Development and Reform Commission 国家发展和改革委员会（国家发改委）
（英文来源：新华网, People’s Daily Online）