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Peking University Received Largest Individual Donation from VET Tycoon

Founder of Zhonggong Education Group (Offcn Education Technology) LI Yongxin donated US$15m (RMB 100m) to his alma mater, Peking University. The fund will be used to offer scholarships to students and academics and arrange guest lecturers and speakers. This is the largest individual donation that Peking University has ever received. LI Yongxin is considered as one of the three Chinese ...
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Non-degree Sector of VET Expecting Continuous Growth

The “non-degree” component of the VET sector (i.e. the exam preparation services) is expecting strong growth despite the pandemic. In 2020, there were 10m people registered to study for the teachers’ qualification exam at tertiary level alone, a 13.6% increase on the previous year. The central government has opened up 24,100 new positions, and there were 30% more registrations for ...
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12 International Schools Enter Guangzhou in 2021

12 international schools are entering Guangzhou and planning their first intake between 2021 and 2023. Of these 12 schools, three are owned by large real estate groups, one has an affiliation with a local Chinese university, one is the expansion of an existing international school (Sino-Canadian School), and five are collaborating with overseas schools (Kings Academy, St Bees School, Queen Elizabeth's ...
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Georgia Tech Shenzhen Program Expands to Joint Institute

Georgia Tech Shenzhen Institute (GTSI), a joint institute set up with Tianjin University, has started recruiting its first cohort of Masters students since receipt of its official approval by the MOE in March last year. This joint institute is an extension of the original Masters joint program which began in 2013. 60% of the student cohort are from mainland China ...
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Struggling Sino-Russian Programs in HLJ Hoping for Rejuvenation

Struggling Sino-Russia Programs in HLJ Hoping for Rejuvenation Heilongjiang Province, home to Sino-Russia collaboration, has lost the vast majority of its joint Sino-Russian programs despite its early start in this field of studies. It is, however, worth noting that Harbin Electric and Gas Group, a key stakeholder in the new district of Heilongjiang’s capital city Harbin, is working towards a ...
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15 Chinese Universities Assigned to Produce Talents in International Law

The Qualification and Post-graduate Education Bureau of the Ministry of Education (MOE), in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice, issued a list of hand-picked, geographically balanced Chinese universities deemed worthy of training talented students of International Law. The list contains three types of universities: 1) universities with a historical legal focus (China University of Political Science and Law (UPSL), Huadong ...
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