The Ministry of Education in China is creating an online information management system for transnational education partnerships, it has announced. It has also published an updated list of approved joint ventures, including seven new programmes.
Despite undergoing major reform over the last three decades, China's higher education system still faces significant obstacles to recruit international students and staff and develop world class research according to the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education.
With China’s position as the world's largest economy solidified, the country’s higher education sector is expected to see similar dramatic growth, expanding even further globally, delegates at APAIE’s 10th annual conference and exhibition heard.
China will focus its student recruitment efforts on neighbouring growth markets, it has announced, as government statistics reveal increasing incoming student numbers in India and Pakistan are offsetting stagnation in other markets. Meanwhile, the number of outbound students is on the rise.
Canada and China have reached a reciprocal agreement to introduce 10-year, multiple entry visas for citizens for business, travel and tourism in a move that will boost bilateral trade ties and people-to-people exchanges.