EAP - Wan Ming Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, Syracuse University
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The Double World Class Project: Unequal Opportunities of Postgraduate Entrance in China
In 2015, the Chinese State Council initiated a project to lift the status and international competitiveness of China’s higher education system. This “Double World Class” project supports elite universities in 100 disciplines. Recognizing that China needs a differentiated higher education system, the government is encouraging universities to exploit their advantages. Funding will be concentrated among those departments and schools close to becoming world-class, those seeking to address socio-economic needs, and those focused on emerging and interdisciplinary subjects. This talk discusses findings from a quantitative study on the Double World Class project as well as offers suggestions for enhancing postgraduate studies in Chinese higher education.
Sponsored by Moynihan Institute Of Global Affairs, East Asia Program
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