A new anti-terrorism major is to be set up in a Chinese university this year to meet increasing demands for expertise in riot control and anti-terrorism.
People's Public Security University of China plans to accept 80 students in its first enrollment for this major offered by its intelligence department.
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This is the first time a Chinese institute of higher education for police has offered such a major. Students must complete a four year course containing at least eight principal theoretical courses, including criminal investigation and security risk evaluation.
"In addition to theoretical study, students must also learn how to deal with terrorism through practical work," says Su Yingjie, dean of the intelligence department. Most graduates of the university go on to become police officers after passing a civil service exam, and are deployed in different fields according to their majors.
"Anti-terrorism is a major part of the work of the public security professional," says Su. "Creating a major to address this issue is a very timely move."
The article is edited and translated from《公安大学首招反恐专业学生学习》, source: bjyouth, author: Gui Tiantian.