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Sea change in Chinese education system to focus on VET

China has recently released a six-year Modern Vocational Education Development Strategy in a bid to raise the profile of vocational education and fill skills gaps in a job market. The shift in focus to vocational education translates into collaborative opportunities with international educators and industry.

China: MoE issues guide for overseas study tours

China's Ministry of Education has released new guidelines for primary and secondary school overseas study tours after Chinese parents have voiced concerns that the safety of students is being overlooked. The trips have also gained a reputation of providing too much sightseeing and not enough studying the ministry has said.

TNE no substitute for mobility says OBHE report

Transnational student enrolments do not dent more “traditional” international student flows, according to think tank OBHE. A report it commissioned has found that UK exports of transnational education (TNE) to top host countries has not affected international students headed to institutions in the UK. The survey assesses market activity in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China.

China: BSFU’s new international education school

Beijing Foreign Studies University (BSFU), the first university in China to specialise in foreign languages, held an international education forum at the end of last month to mark the opening a new school of International Education specialising in foundation courses to prepare Chinese students to go abroad.