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MOE closes 234 Chinese-foreign joint education institutions and programmes

2018-07-06 08:31:00

The MOE recently announced the closure and cancellation of 234 Chinese-foreign joint education institutions and programmes at undergraduate level or above. The lists of the affected establishments and courses were published on the MOE website (http://www.moe.gov.cn/srcsite/A20/moe_862/201807/t20180705_342056.html).

Recent years have seen remarkable progress in the field of educational cooperation between China and foreign countries for running schools. 2,342 Chinese-foreign joint education institutions or programmes have been launched as of June 2018, of which 1,090 are at undergraduate level or above. Yet concerns have been raised over a small number of underperforming joint initiatives, which were found to have poor teaching standards and be lacking in educational resources, thereby failing to meet students’ demands and thus unable to attract new students.

Building a sound and effective winding up mechanism for such institutions or programmes is an important part of the MOE’s work to better regulate and improve the quality of the joint running of schools between China and foreign countries.

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