China may no longer be a land as fertile for establishing international branch campuses as it once was, but institutions can gain strong, on the ground engagement through university centres, the report argues.
Xi Jinping, has announced that China will provide 30,000 government scholarships for African students as well as 2,000 educational opportunities with degrees and diplomas, to strengthen ties and cooperation with Africa.
Four international examinations companies have received awards in the 2015 SINA China Education Awards, which recognise excellence in China’s education sector, and were presented in Beijing last month.
Chinese education agency association, BOSSA, has signed an MoU with StudentMarketing to work more closely to build both interest among Chinese in overseas study and in promoting study and scholarship opportunities in China.
International collaboration is a key pillar in two long-term strategic plans for higher and vocational education in China, the World Class University initiative and the Action Plan for the Innovative Development of Tertiary Vocational Education, released last month.
President Barack Obama has announced a new initiative to increase the number of K-12 students in the US studying Mandarin over the next five years to one million, in an extension of the 100,000 Strong programme.