Overseas Chinese PhD Graduates Preferred Faculty Members in Chinese Universities

A number of leading Chinese universities, including Peking University, Tsinghua University and Renmin University, have reportedly shown a preference to recruit faculty members with foreign degree qualifications over domestic degree holders. Domestic PhD graduates are unsurprisingly unhappy with this trend, arguing that in addition to their skills being equal to those of returning PhD graduates, they have also developed a better understanding of the domestic academic research landscape. Nevertheless, employing Chinese PhD returnees to teach at domestic graduate schools and having their doctoral papers published abroad is considered to be a “plus factor” for Chinese universities, typically associated with increased funding and resources. (Source: liuxue.eol.cn)

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