In terms of comprehensive science and technology competitiveness, Chengdu outranks all other cities in southwestern China, and is also one of the region’s top magnet for talents, boasting a pool numbering over 3.34 million strong, which ranks fourth among big and medium-sized cities nationwide and first in western China. Of which, there are 1.35 million regional-level professionals, 36 academicians holding titles from both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 2,698 experts who enjoy the Special Allowance of the State Council. Chengdu is home to 52 higher education institutions and more than a hundred vocational schools that together contribute about 150,000 college graduates and 100,000 professional and technical workers to the market every year. There are 36 R&D platforms, 24 science and technology industrial bases (parks), four college science parks and nine business incubators, all listed at the national level.
Wuhou District has been named a “High-tech & Cultural District” by the State Council since the beginning of its establishment. In recent years, with the implementation of the strategy of building a powerful district through science and technology, it has become a “National Demonstrative Zone of Science and Technology Progress” and a “Sichuan Demonstrative Zone of National Technical Innovation Project”. There are 12 universities in Wuhou District including the likes of Sichuan University, Southwest University for Nationalities, Chengdu Sport University and Sichuan Conservatory of Music, and more than 50 scientific research institutions Such as the Chengdu Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Southwest Institute of Technical Physics, along with over 200 private research establishments. 26.6% of the district population possess a college degree or above, making it one of the most densely populated districts in Chengdu in terms of science and technology and intelligence resources. Wuhou’s unique geographic location provides a science and technology and human resources superiority, which forms a unique advantage for economic and social development.