ISLAMABAD: A Chinese university will set up a school, specialising in anti-terrorism courses to cash in on the growing demand for security personnel following counter-terrorism law that came into effect from January 1.
The Northwest University of Political Science and Law in Xi’an, in the northwest Shaanxi province, which is starting the school specialising in courses like counter-terrorism, would take in law graduates and teach them the latest anti-terrorism theories and practices, said Zhang Jinping who is managing the establishment of the school.
The institute would award masters degrees and doctorates in anti-terrorism studies, the university said.
Enrolment of the first class of undergraduate students is now underway, and the programme will formally commence at the start of the spring term, Zhang said as quoted by state-run Global Times on Saturday.
Zhang said that students will be required to take courses in conventional disciplines such as law, religion, politics and sociology in addition to anti-terrorism courses, adding that the purpose is to cultivate interdisciplinary competency.
“The school of anti-terrorism is being founded to respond to the country’s demand for anti-terrorism specialists,” said Chen Gang, dean of the School of Anti-terrorism.