Industry Journal – Issue 17

March 2016


Issue 17
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.

This issue’s highlights include:

Feature Article:
      • 2015 in Review: Which Key Events Impacted the International Education Market in China?
Policy:
      • MoE Repeals 15-year-old Recruitment Agency Regulations
      • MoE Approval No Longer Required for Primary and Secondary School Curriculum
      • Government Bodies Issue Guidance for Transition to Vocational Education
General News:
      • Leading University Affiliated High Schools Open Branch Campuses Around China
      • China Deepening Higher Education Links with the Middle East
      • Monitor: Public Announcements by CSC and MoE
R&D:
      • China to establish its own Nobel Prize Equivalent
      • International Collaboration in R&D Snapshot
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Take a look at what’s inside Issue 15…

  • Feature Article:  2015 in Review: Which Key Events Impacted the International Education Market in China?

This issue of CHE’s Industry Journal provides readers with an overview of the major changes occurring in 2015 that have affected the international education landscape in China:

  • Changes in the Gaokao and its impact on overseas institutions;
  • Cheating incidents on international exams that has spurred on the adjustment of university entry requirements and examinations;
  • Milestones achieved in China’s R&D sector;
  • Drastic move of Chinese high-schools to adopt international curriculum;
  • China’s ambition of reducing it’s education “deficit”;
  • China’s desperate attempt to convert 1/3rd of the nation’s tertiary institutions to VET.


The Policy section in Issue 15 includes:

  • MoE Repeals 15-year-old Recruitment Agency Regulations 
After 15 years the MoE has removed central government regulatory oversight of the recruitment of students, an action that provides potential ramifications for overseas institutions recruiting in China. 
  • MoE Approval No Longer Required for Primary and Secondary School Curriculum
Since November 2015, primary and secondary school curriculum no longer need MoE approval following a regulatory repeal. Reasons for such a repeal were provided, yet there are still policy gaps relating to international curriculum at these school levels.
  • Government Bodies Issue Guidance for Transition to Vocational Education
The MoE, CDRC and MoF issue a catalytic guidance document for universities that are transitioning to vocational status.


Issue 15’s General News and R&D sections include:

  • Leading University Affiliated High Schools Open Branch Campuses Around China
Some of the most successful high schools in China are affiliated with the top universities and are opening branch campuses around the country.  Many of these high schools offer international curriculum. A full list of these schools is available for purchase from CHE: Contact Us.
  • China Deepening Higher Education Links with the Middle East
China is aiming to broaden its global influence through deepening partnerships with strategic countries in the fields of education and scientific research and development, specifically in the Middle East.
  • Monitor: Public Announcements by CSC and MoE
China’s CSC recent announcements included one that affected its relationship with the National Basic Foreign Language Teaching Research Center.  The MoE announced the cancellation of a UK university’s foreign student recruitment license by the UK government. 
  • China to establish its own Nobel Prize Equivalent
China’s first significant independent R&D awards,  funded by donations from Chinese entrepreneurs, is expected to launch in 2017.
  • International Collaboration in R&D Snapshot
A roundup of the major developments in the world of sino-foreign R&D.


This issue’s Media & Market Monitor and Useful Data sections includes:

  • Top 10 Secondary Schools Offering International Curriculum (Google)
  • Top 10 Secondary Schools Offering International Curriculum (Baidu)
  • Source of Chinese High School Students Moving Abroad to Study
  • Leading High Schools in China by Admission to Top Tier US Universities
  • Top 50 Middle Schools Sending Students to Study Abroad


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June 2016


Issue 17 of the CHE Industry Journal will be published in July 2016.



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Industry Journal: Issue 19
Feature Article:
How Ready is China’s Private Education Sector for Internationalization? Private education in China has long been seen as a mystery to overseas education institutions, in part because of its relatively short history. So is it worth trying for a partnership? This article provides some background on the private education sector in China and recent trends, as well as outlining advantages and hurdles for foreign institutions looking to collaborate with private universities. We talk to industry insiders to determine whether the industry is ready for collaborations and pinpoint key factors for your institution to think about when choosing potential private partners in China.
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More from Issue 19… UESTC receives single largest alumnus donation
The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) received its largest donation from an alumnus to date of more than US$150 million. This is the largest domestic donation on record from an alumnus to a Chinese university, reversing a trend of Chinese donations to foreign universities. Subscribe to learn more about this donation

New Zealand opens its first joint institute in China
Scheduled to open in 2017, the University of Waikato has established a joint institute with Zhejiang University City College. Unlike previous joint programs, students will be eligible for the New Zealand university’s degrees without studying abroad.
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UK Tightens Some Student Visa Policies and Expands Others
As the UK Home Office tightens some foreign-student visa restrictions, other restrictions have been loosened, mainly to the benefit of post-graduate level students.
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China and the EU Strengthen Education Relations
China plans to work more closely with the European Union on higher education cooperation. Five EU countries including Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia and Hungary have just signed new deals with China to enhance exchanges and knowledge sharing.
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World’s Largest Education Awards Program Unveiled
The Yidan Prize, established by former Tencent Company Senior Manager Chen Yi Dan,worth a total of HK$60million (US$7.7 million) awards funding to new, groundbreaking education research and development initiatives around the world.
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