EducationandScienceandTechnology

Comprehensive development of education. In Xiaogan, there are 438 kindergartens with 121,600 kids, 595 primary schools with 243,900 students and 222 general junior and senior middle schools with 211,200 students. The coverage of compulsory education and gross enrollment rate of high school education are 100% and 87.7% respectively. In 2012, the special fund intended to be used for idle school buildings in rural area is used to have developed 48 kindergartens. The reconstruction area reached 96,882 square meters.


Fruitful achievement of science and technology. Xiaogan High-tech Zone is approved as National High-tech Zone. In 2012, added by 26 newly-established high and new technology enterprises, the total number of high and new technology enterprises reached 71 and ranked among the best in Wuhan City Circle, among which 9 enterprises were identified as provincial innovative enterprises, 37 enterprises were identified as provincial innovative pilot enterprises and 24 product items from 18 enterprises were honored as provincial-level independent  innovative products. In 2012, 145 new high-tech enterprises and enterprises specialized in high-tech products, through joint efforts, achieved an industrial added value of 11.788billion Yuan, with a growth of 21.6%, which accounts for 10.7% of GDP; and in 2012, there were 380 small and medium-sized technology-based enterprises, 10 technology-based enterprise incubators and 2 science-and-technology enterprise accelerators. The number of state-level and provincial-level major scientific and technological projects and national innovative fund items undertaken, in three consecutive years, ranked the third in the whole province. In 2012, the same year, the number of scientific and technological projects obtained through competition reached 79, and the voluntary subsidiary for research and development reached 46,570,000 Yuan. It included 3 key scientific and technological projects, with a capital of 12,800,000 Yuan.


In 2012, 145 high and new technology enterprises and enterprises producing new high-tech products realized an added value of 11.788 billion Yuan, with an increase of 21.6% and accounting for 10.7% of GDP. Up to 2012, there were 380 small and medium-sized technology-based enterprises in Xiaogan with 10 science and technology-oriented enterprise incubators and 2 science and technology-oriented enterprise accelerators. The number of national and provincial key science and technology projects and national innovative fund projects undertaken by Xiaogan has been ranked on the top three among those cities in Hubei Province for consecutive 3 years. In 2012, Xiaogan obtained 79 science and technology projects and 46.57 million Yuan free R&D subsidy funds, among which 3 projects were provincial-level key science and technology projects with a capital of 12.8 million Yuan.

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