Science, technology and education
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Investment in scientific research
   Zhengzhou has further financed its scientific research. The city totally organized and implemented 617 technical projects in 2007 including 170 projects approved and initiated by the province or above, and 447 projects by the municipality.

Popularization of science & technology and commercialization of research findings
   Zhengzhou has constantly enhanced its educational facilities for science popularization. In 2007 the city made 130 breakthrough achievements in scientific research including 1 achievement in fundamental research, 117 in applied technology, and 12 in soft technology. 5,214 patent applications and 2,200 patent licenses were made in the whole year. 3,558 technical contracts involving 2.83 billion Yuan were signed to realize a 36.1 % increase.

Higher education
By the end of 2007, the city has already had 11 institutes for post graduates education enrolling 4,793 new students to make a 4.8 % increase compared to the previous year. The total number of postgraduates at school has come to 13,189, a 10.7 % increase; and that finished school has accounted for 3,343, a 41.8 % increase. There are 39 universities and colleges (institutions of higher learning for adults not included) with an enrollment of 185 thousand new students, 3.7 % over the previous year. The total number of undergraduates at school has come to 551 thousand, a 13.8 % increase; and that finished school accounted for 139 thousand, a 47.7 % increase.


General education
By the end of 2007 the city has had 108 senior high schools with a total enrollment of 61 thousand new students, 2.2 % over the previous year; the total number of students at school has come to 183 thousand, a 6.3 % increase; and that finished school has accounted for 52 thousand, a 26.9 % increase. The city has had 308 junior high schools with a total enrollment of 99 thousand new students, 8.2 % lower than the previous year; the total number of students at school has come to 321 thousand, an 11.0 % decrease; and that finished school accounted for 131 thousand, a 10.7 % decrease. The city has also had 1,096 primary schools with a total enrollment of 100 thousand new students, 4.7 % higher than the previous year; the total number of students at school has come to 552 thousand, a 1.2 % increase; and that finished school accounted for 96 thousand, an 11. 1% decrease. The enrolment rate for children of school age has reached 100%.