Industry Journal – Issue 3

February 2014

Do the Benefits of an MOE-Approved Joint Program Outweigh the Drawbacks?

We assess the benefits and drawbacks of establishing a joint program with MOE approval in China. The article outlines changes to joint program regulation over the past decade, as well as procedures and estimated time-frames required to acquire MOE approval. Using case studies from a range of foreign universities located around the world, this article will help you and your institution:
  • Determine whether a joint or articulation program with a university in China will have the desired outcomes for your institution;
  • Showcase of the pros and cons of establishing an MOE-approved joint program; and
  • Increase awareness on how effectively you are spending time and budget on setting up joint programs in China.
The Policy section provides updates on:
  • The pilot program granting Zhejiang province the authority to independently approve joint Sino-foreign programs at a provincial level; and
  • The downgrading of English in the Chinese university entrance exams – the Gaokao.

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In Chinese Study Abroad, we provide in-depth analysis into recent trends in Chinese students studying in the UK, as well as an update on recent changes to student and post-study work visas across a range of countries around the world, including: Australia, Sweden, New Zealand and Canada, among others. ​The Additional Data section includes statistics, graphs and tables on:
  • China’s postgraduate entry exam in January 2014;
  • Updated information on existing joint programs in China, including breakdowns by degree level and origin of foreign partner university; and
  • Breakdowns of Chinese students in the US by degree level, discipline and by Chinese students’ top 10 destination states in the US (as well as estimated annual expenditure in each state).

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