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Government Shuts Over 200 Chinese-Foreign Education Partnerships

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From the SupChina newsletter, 5 July 18:

 

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Joint venture schools and Sino-foreign partnership programs at universities are under scrutiny from the Ministry of Education.

  • Despite their popularity, Sixth Tone says such schools and programs “have been regularly criticized for poor teaching, skyrocketing fees, and chaotic management, with some even accused of cooperating with diploma mills.”
  • The Ministry of Education has now closed “more than a fifth of Sino-foreign partnerships in tertiary education,” and “terminating 234 partnerships between Chinese and overseas institutions, including five jointly managed institutions.”
  • A number of well-known American, Australian, and European school names are on the list. This page (in Chinese) has download links to Excel spreadsheets with lists of the affected schools and programs.

—Jeremy Goldkorn

 

 

To avoid any panic: Sixth Tone adds "All students of the 200-plus institutions and programs named in the ministry’s latest notice have completed their studies, the ministry’s website clarifies"

 

The two excel files downloadable from the link are all in Chinese, so possibly of limited use to learners.  Maybe some of our more fluent members could pick out the "well-known American, Australian, and European school names" if it might help others. Interesting to note that there's been a recent purge though.

 

 

 

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Just scanned the longer file for 英 to try and spot any UK ones. Paisley (UWS?), Bournemouth and London City. Northumbria. Middlesex. Derby. Warwick. This is getting boring. Coventry. Abertay. Lost interest. Got halfway down. 

 

There'd be few if any foreign students in these institutions - these will be marketed to Chinese students as cheaper routes to foreign diplomas. 

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mungouk

Some big UK names in there though... Warwick, Northumbria, Bournemouth etc.  Presumably must've been branch-campus/franchises. 

AFAIK the only two "proper" UK-China joint ventures are the Ningbo (Nottingham) and XJTLU (Liverpool) ones, with around 5-6 from other countries, and they all seem to have a good handle on quality assurance.

 

 

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imron
10 hours ago, mungouk said:

Jeremy Goldkorn

Good to see 金玉米 is still at it!

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mungouk
17 hours ago, imron said:

Good to see 金玉米 is still at it!

 

SupChina just got blocked by the GFC this week though, as did WhatsOnWeibo. 

 

Tightening the net?

 

 

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Flickserve

Couldn't open the file. Is Leeds on the list? They have a joint program in Chengdu (I think) and Guangdong Foreign studies.

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