China HE Session at Going Global 2012
14 March 2012, QEII Conference Centre, London
In the afternoon of 14 March 2012, China higher education session titled as “The future of China’s education market – more open or more strictly controlled?” was convened at Going Global 2012, the international education conference hosted by the British Council.
The keynote speaker Mr. Wang Lisheng, Deputy Director-General of the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre, gave delegates a preview of the results of the first trial evaluation of Chinese-Foreign cooperation in four provinces and municipalities. It found the programmes had imported educational resources and explored new models of cultivating talent and promoted the internationalisation of Chinese institutions. The comprehensive evaluation will be conducted in 2012 and is expected to help China better understand the nature, practice and quality of joint programmes. It will inform the next stage of China’s education policy.
Susan Milner, Director Education of British Council China chaired the session with the panel comprising Prof. Zhou Hanmin, Director, China Association of Vocational Education, Prof. Gong Ke, President of Nankai University and Prof. Zhao Yanzhi, Dean of Surrey International Institute and Director of Global Institute of Management and Economics at Dongbei Finance and Economics China. They responded to Mr. Wang’s presentation and discussed with about 180 audiences around the issues of joint programme application and approval, quality assurance, etc.