China has announced new measures for universities on the management of international students studying in the country, which include increasing the presence of Chinese culture, customs and language into their curriculum.
The number of students enrolled on a MOOC in China is set to exceed 10 million by the end of 2016, up from 1.5 million just two years ago, a Ministry of Education white paper has predicted. But despite the boom in enrolments and courses, 90% of China’s colleges and universities have not developed MOOC provision.
More than half a million Chinese students studied abroad in 2015, but growth in outbound student numbers is slowing, the latest MoE statistics show. The report also revealed that the number of students returning to China after studying abroad is on the rise.
China’s Ministry of Education is tightening legislation on Sino-foreign joint programmes and has revoked the approval of 246 existing programmes and institutions in a bid to better regulate joint ventures, which have increased dramatically over the last decade.
Key players in China's education agency sector showed concern over the state of the industry at last week's China Overseas Study Association Forum on Study Abroad Services in Beijing. Leaders expressed doubt about whether regulation is sufficiently equipped to deal with a rapidly changing market.
The Ministry of Education has published a list of over 10,000 authorised foreign educational institutions in a bid to make students more aware of unauthorised overseas universities, as a survey shows wealthy parents continue to invest in overseas education.