Industry Journal – Issue 10

April 2015


Issue 10 of CHE’s Industry Journal delivers up-to-date market intelligence, emerging opportunities and the latest news on China’s tertiary education and research sector.

Highlights include:

Feature Articles:
      • Building better partnerships in China
      • International fake degrees – alarming to education providers around the world
Policy:
    • Chinese working in Silicon Valley called-on to return to China
    • MoE Announces Progress on Vocational Education Reform
General News:
    • APAIE conference reveals aspirations and challenges for Chinese universities
    • China closer to Top of Rankings as Reputations of East Asian Neighbours Decline
    • University of Virginia celebrates opening of China office with year-long event series
R&D:
    • Nuclear scientist earns China’s top award
    • China establishes first partnership in electronic propulsion
And much more …

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Take a look at what’s inside…

  • Feature Article: Building better partnerships in China
Partnership building with Chinese institutions is a process perfected through repeated experience, often after many years of trial and error. While there is no single recipe for a perfect partnership, some partnership building principles are particularly applicable when partnering with Chinese tertiary institutions. In this edition, China Higher Ed talks to Anna Elshafei, Partner at Miller Cranfield Shanghai, to explore a number of key factors that contribute to successful partnerships, including government approval, selecting partners, and what to include in partnership agreements.

  • Feature Article: International fake degrees – alarming to education providers around the world
Chinese providers of fake degrees have received increased media attention over the last month, with widely reported cases of Chinese websites offering fake degrees to Chinese students in both the UK and Australia. This edition of the CHE Journal provides information on the current state of degree forgery around the world, as well as methods universities are using to curb the use of fake degrees.

The Policy section in this issue includes:

  • Chinese working in Silicon Valley called-on to return to China
Representatives of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Beijing travelled to Silicon Valley on March 6 to cohost an information session with the US-China Association of High-Level Professionals. The session was held to introduce Chinese government policies aimed at encouraging highly talented Chinese expats in the high-tech sector to return to China.

  • MoE Announces Progress in Vocational Education Reform
After announcing last year a bold plan to reform China’s vocational education system, the MOE has released its first report on investment and progress to date.

This issue’s General News section includes:

  • APAIE conference reveals aspirations and challenges for Chinese universities
Last month’s Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference in Beijing provided a great opportunity for Chinese universities to share their plans and priorities with international counterparts. Two commonly discussed issues at the conference were MOOCs and student recruitment.

  • China Closer to Top of Rankings as Reputations of East Asian Neighbors Decline
Last month’s release of the 2015 THE World Reputation Rankings has revealed a decline in the reputation of East Asian Universities, with only Mainland Chinese universities showing a year-on-year increase in international reputation.

  • University of Virginia celebrates opening of China office with year-long event series
March 2015 saw the University of Virginia mark the opening of its China Office with a conference, gala and open house. The event launched a year-long program of 20 University of Virginia conferences, seminars and other events

The R&D section includes:

  • Nuclear Scientist earns China’s top award
Chinese President Xi Jinping has awarded the nation’s highest science and technology honor to nuclear physicist Yu Min. The 87-year-old scientist received the five million RMB prize at the Great Hall of The People in Beijing.

  • China establishes first partnership in electronic propulsion
A Sino-Italian joint laboratory for research into electronic propulsion has been established at the China Aerospace Science and Technology (CAST) Corporation in Beijing. The collaboration is China’s first in the field of electronic propulsion.

In this edition’s Media & Market Monitor and Additional Data:
  • Online visibility of world’s top 20 universities in the the fields of health, engineering and technology;
  • New MoE-approved undergraduate joint programs by province in China in 2014;
  • New MoE-approved postgraduate joint programs by province in China in 2014;
  • New MoE-approved joint programs by foreign partner country in 2015;
  • Newly approved joint programs by discipline;
  • Recently terminated (approval withdrawn by MoE) joint programs.

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