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Continued Growth in PhD Recruitment

The Chinese Government continues to encourage the expansion of PhD recruitment, as it has done at both the UG and PG levels, given the alternatives to domestic PhD study - entering the workforce and studying abroad - continue to be so challenging. China’s PhD recruitment started in 1981 with a modest 900 people, whereas by 2021, recruitment reached 120,000. A ...
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The Dark Horses of China’s Alumni Donation Race

The Chinese Universities Alumni Association (CUAA) announced its 2021 Chinese University Donation Ranking (based on figures from June 2021). There is no surprise that universities such as Tsinghua, Peking and Zhejiang ranked top three, with annual donations of US$2.9 b, US$1.6b and US$879m respectively. Unexpectedly, there were several “dark horses” in the race: Shantou University, Wuhan College and Guangdong Technion ...
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2022 Chinese University Graduates Forecast

China currently has 290 million students (including K-12, VET and University students), making up 20.6% of the total population. In 2021 China had 2,738 universities, 50 more than the previous year. In 2022, university graduate numbers in China will reach 10 million for the first time – a number that the Ministry of Education has declared a historic high. China ...
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How Much Do International Schools in China Pay

Here Are the Numbers From Teaching Assistants to Principals: TopSchools (a leading K-12 education platform) recently released a report on salaries and allowances in international schools in China. In 2021, foreign teachers’ salaries at entry-level increased by 11%, but decreased by 14% at senior-level; Chinese teachers’ salaries at senior-level increased 16%. Teachers’ income in first-tier cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen) ...
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Uni Sub-campuses Come to An End

Chinese universities began establishing sub-campuses in the 80’s. Higher-ranking universities leveraged their brands, resources, land and preferential policies offered by the “newly emerged” regional cities such as Shenzhen, Suzhou, Qingdao, Weihai, as well as the newly developed special economic zones in traditional major cities. By 2020, 53 “double top-tier universities” established 166 regional collaborations, including 35 “sub-campuses” which “squeezed dry” ...
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A Long Way Home: a COVID-positive Student’s Journey Back to China

IFeng Network reported for the first time in Chinese media on what happens if you receive a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 after entering China. We will share the story here for those who are planning to return to or visit China. Although China continues to insist on a COVID-zero policy, the decision on the mandatory quarantine periods was actually given ...
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