China’s Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma set up the “Lakeside University” enrollment recently called a halt, and even erased the word “university”. China’s Ministry of Education issued an opinion today that the use of the word “university” by corporate training institutions “disrupts the educational order” and is no longer allowed to be used from now on. Earlier in the day, it was reported that Lakeside University, founded by Jack Ma and others, was found yesterday to have had its name erased from the entrance to the school, and then allegedly changed its name to “Lakeside Creative Research Center” on Weibo. Lakeside University responded today that the name change was to avoid misunderstandings, as it is not a school that can earn degrees in the education system.
Lakeside University was forced to change its name. According to Chinese officials, it is not allowed to be used in a disruptive manner. According to a Central News Agency report today, the document, titled “Opinions on Regulating the Registration and Use of ‘University’ and ‘College’ Names” by China’s Ministry of Education, is believed to be a response to the much-discussed “Lakeside University. The document, titled “Opinions on regulating the use of ‘university’ and ‘college’ names,” is believed to be a formal response to widespread speculation that the “Lakeside University” enrollment has been halted and the word “university” has been erased.
The opinion, led by China’s Ministry of Education and issued jointly by the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, mentions that in recent years, some enterprises have set up training institutions and social organizations without approval to “use the name of ‘university’ and ‘college'”, and to the public. ‘ name” and external publicity, enrollment and other activities, “causing public misunderstanding, disrupting the order of education, has a negative impact.
According to this opinion, the establishment of enterprises, without the approval of the registration of internal training institutions, the relevant departments to guide and supervise the use of its standardized name behavior, not to use the ‘University’, ‘College’ words of the name and abbreviation, to launch any form of publicity and other activities. The official in charge of the development planning department of China’s Ministry of Education recently said that the purpose of cleaning up and rectifying the chaotic use of the names “university” and “college” and regulating the use of name registration is to “establish the direction of socialist schooling “.
The Financial Times recently reported that Lakeside University because of pressure from the authorities, originally began at the end of March the new academic year course enrollment shouted card. The reason is that the Chinese Communist authorities have become increasingly suspicious of Ma’s move to establish Lakeside University and influence society. According to the newspaper, the CCP authorities believe that Lakeside University has the potential to organize China’s top entrepreneurs “to act on the will of Jack Ma, not the will of the Party, which is not allowed.
On Ma’s creation of Lakeside University suddenly changed its name, according to the school’s explanation: to avoid misunderstanding. Central News Agency quoted Lakeside University responded yesterday that the name change is to avoid misunderstanding, because this is not a school in the education system can obtain a degree.
According to the staff of Lakeside Creative Research Center responded to the reporter of Dahe Daily Yu video, the renamed Lakeside Creative Research Center is still in the process of opening classes and teaching.
Lakeside University is an organization co-founded in 2015 by nine entrepreneurs and famous scholars, including Liu Chuanzhi, Ma Yun, Feng Lun, Guo Guangchang, Shi Yuzhu, Shen Guojun, Qian Yingyi, Cai Hongbin and Shao Xiaofeng, and is located near Bathing Bay at West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, the Central News Agency said. According to its official website, Lakeside University insists on public welfare and non-profit nature, aiming to cultivate a new generation of entrepreneurs with entrepreneurial spirit in the era of new business civilization, targeting mainly entrepreneurs who have been in business for more than 3 years.
According to the Financial Times in April, Lakeside University was pressured by the authorities to cancel enrollment for the new academic year, which is expected to start at the end of March. Lakeside University originally intended to set up a Yunnan branch, the end of 2020 also suddenly suspended the tender. And Ma has always moved to see the view, especially after October 2020, Ma’s actual control of the Ant Technology Group, first the listing case was temporarily called to a halt, and then Alibaba Group faced anti-trust investigations and sanctions, the outside world concern Ma and his single-handedly founded the fate of the business next how. But Ma only appeared in public once in almost 3 months.