Industry Journal – Issue 9
Issue 9 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.
- Feature Article: Establishing a Local Presence in China
- Students Encouraged to Leave University to Become Entrepreneurs
- China Increases Subsidies for Visiting Students
- MOE to Merge Post-Graduate Entrance Exams in 2014
- General News:
- EIC Releases 2015 Study Abroad Intentions Report
- MOE Confirms Graduate Returnees Face Challenges Finding Jobs
- China Establishes First P4-Level Biosafety Research Facility
- Visa Policy Updates:
- Updates for China, the UK and Australia
- And much more …
Feature Article: Establishing a Local Presence in China
For institutions seeking to gain a foothold in the China market or an edge over competitors, establishing a local presence can be well worth the investment. Having staff on the ground brings institutions closer to potential students and partners, and increases the speed with which institutions can respond to emerging opportunities. In Issue 9 of the CHE Journal, we describe thethree main models institutions are using to establish local presences, the methods being used to establish under each model, and the strengths and weaknesses of each.
The Policy section in this issue includes:
Students Encouraged to Leave University to Become Entrepreneurs
In response to worsening graduate employment statistics, the MoE is introducing policies aimed at encouraging university students to
either defer or abandon their studies to start their own businesses. The Ministry has requested universities offer flexible timelines for completing degrees and provide training and facilities to support student entrepreneurship.
China Increases Subsidies for Visiting Students
The Ministries of Finance and Education have raised scholarship subsidies for foreign students studying in China. Visiting students may now receive as much as RMB99,800 (USD16,070) per annum, backdated to September 1.
MOE to Merge Post-Graduate Entrance Exams in 2016
From next year onwards, entrance exams for part-time and full-time postgraduate programs will be merged into one comprehensive exam. The creation of a more standardized recruitment system is expected to reduce variations in student quality.
This issue’s General News section includes:
EIC Releases 2015 Study Abroad Intention Report
One of China’s largest student recruitment agents, EIC surveyed more than 20,000 students in 20 cities across China about their plans and preparations for studying overseas. Issue 9 of the CHE Journal includes all the main findings of the survey, including students’ motivations for studying overseas, factors influencing their choice of institution and choice of program, as well as challenges they expect to face at university overseas.
MOE Confirms Graduate Returnees Face Challenges Finding Jobs
The MoE’s Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange has released the 2014 China Study Abroad Returnees Employment Blue Paper. According to the report, the concentration of student qualifications within a narrow range of disciplines is intensifying competition and increasing the difficulty graduate returnees face in finding jobs.
China Establishes First P4-Level Biosafety Research Facility
Construction of the Chinese Academy of Science Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory was completed last month, with plans for the facility to be fully operational within a year. The laboratory is China’s first Protection Level Four biosafety facility.
The Visa Policy Updates section includes:
Visa Policy Updates for China, the UK and Australia
Both China and the UK have recently made changes to their student visa policies with the aim of attracting overseas students. At the same time, Australian government statistics indicate that the use of falsified documents to obtain Australian student visas has increased more than threefold over the past three years.
In this edition’s Media & Market Monitor:
- Highly Visible Foreign Institutions in China
- Most Visible Universities with on-the-ground presence in China
- Top Five Universities in the UK by Online Presence in China
- Most Visible Universities with Physical Presence in China
- Chinese Student Overseas Study Intentions in 2015
- Key Factors Influencing Chinese Students Choice of Overseas Institutions
- Key Factors Influencing Chinese Students’ Choice of Overseas Course
- Chinese Overseas Students’ Plans for After Graduation