Jan 03, 2022 05:49 AM

Cover Story: A Chinese Glass Tycoon’s Dream to Build a World-Class University

At his Heren Charitable Foundation’s office Dec. 6 in Fuzhou, 75-year-old Cao Dewang was full of energy. Next to his desk stood the final model for the design of Fuyao University of Science and Technology. He told of his plan for the 212-acre campus.

In the model, the open, elegant campus is surrounded by water with no walls, connected by bridges.

“I believe it will be the most beautiful and modern university in China,” Cao said in an interview with Caixin.

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