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Advancing storage capacity: Cultivating young talents for breakthrough innovations



Technological development hinges on the contributions of youth, and the final outcomes will be determined by the skills possessed by talents, said Feng Dan, dean at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

"We should cultivate more talents engaged in storage-related research. Only in this way can we focus on achieving breakthrough innovations," Feng told CGTN reporter Zhao Chenchen in a recent interview.

During their research, Feng found a gap in the current talent reservoir in storage capacity between China and Western countries.

For example, there are more than 500 PhD students from more than 60 universities doing research in North America and roughly 300 PhD students in over 40 universities in European countries, while in China, the number is about 100 students in about 10 universities, said Feng.

The expert called for nurturing talents from two aspects: training more personnel in basic research on storage to make more original achievements and training more engineering talents for pragmatic application, especially those who match the needs of enterprises.

Such talents are in great need in the industry, said Feng, adding that enterprises are always willing to pay high salaries to attract them, as some can be as much as 2 million yuan (about $280,000) a year.

Video editors: Chen Chen, Gao Yun

Script: Gao Yun

Cover image: Liang Qian

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