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1 CCES International Conference Prague A comparative study of Sino-Foreign cooperative enterprises in higher education Lucinda Li BNU-HKBU United International College Zhuhai, China

2 CCES International Conference Prague Overview 1.Background to the rise of the Sino-Foreign Cooperation in higher education 2.Comparison among the three Sino-Foreign Cooperative Universities 3.Comparison between the new cooperative universities and the local counterparts 4.Concluding remark

3 CCES International Conference Prague Confucius ( B.C.)

4 CCES International Conference Prague China in 19 th and 20 th Century 1840 the first Opium War broke out 1949 founding of The People’s Republic of China (PRC) 1950s-1970s under Soviet influence Education followed the Russian model Late 1970s Four Modernisations & economic reforms Applied to join WTO as a member The need for necessary manpower and technology to support the economic reforms required higher education to play an active role in training and research

5 CCES International Conference Prague Educational Changes from late 1990s 1.Extensive institutional mergers 2.Re-establish comprehensive universities 3.Special support for key universities 4.Re-start sending officials, scholars and students to overseas for study 5.Increase university enrolment 6.Allow more private institutions 7.Return of the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) in Legislation to accept Sino-Foreign cooperative enterprises in higher education in 2003

6 CCES International Conference Prague As of today 1.The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (Nottingham China) 2.Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University, China (Liverpool China) 3.BNU-HKBU United International College, China (UIC)

7 CCES International Conference Prague

8 8 Comparison of three Sino-Foreign Universities in China 2009 ItemNottingham (UNNC)Liverpool (XJTLU)United International College (UIC) Approved23 March May TypeIndependent, private Independent, private institution LocationNingbo, Zhejiang, ChinaSuzhou, Jiangsu, China.Zhuhai, Guangdong, China PartnershipRun by The University of Nottingham UK with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group. Formed by 2 renowned research-led universities: University of Liverpool, UK and Xian Jiaotong University, China. Jointly founded by Beijing Normal University, China and Hong Kong Baptist University, HK Vision “ Academic Excellence in the Service of Global Citizenship. ” To meet the global demand for highly trained professionals and become a research-led international university in China. To create an innovative international education model for China that can contribute to the welfare of the nation and the world. StudentAbout 4300 students, most of them recruited from China. Selected on the basis of their NCEE scores. Around 1,000 students, most of them recruited from China. Selected on the basis of NCEE scores. About 4,000, with the majority from China, Selected on their NCEE scores

9 CCES International Conference Prague StaffSome teaching staff are seconded from UNUK while others appointed from open international competition. Most teaching staff from the University of Liverpool, UK About 200 faculty members openly recruited from more than 20 countries. FundingMainly from tuition fees, approx. US$8,000 per year Similar to UNNCDepend entirely on tuition fees, approx. US$7,000 per year CurriculumFour year curriculum but direct entry to the second year is possible for students with school qualifications equivalent to A Level, IB or similar. Teaching materials are imported from Nottingham, UK. Four year curriculum with structure largely based on the British degree. Students will be given the option to complete the latter part of their studies in Liverpool Four year curriculum. Based on an American style liberal arts education model with the Whole Person Education as the core of its educational ideal. The academic structure follows closely that of the HKBU. Medium of Instruction Entirely in English.EnglishEntirely in English Degree Conferred Degrees are conferred by Nottingham UK Degrees conferred by Liverpool, UK. Degrees conferred by HKBU. Academic Divisions and Programmes 3 faculties: Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences; and Science & Engineering, offering 25 U/G programmes and 13 P/G programmes. 8 academic departments offering 14 U/G programmes in Sciences, Engineering, Business & Management, Languages & Culture. 3 Divisions offering 17 undergraduate programmes in in Business & Management, Sciences & Technology, and Humanities & Social Sciences A small number of P/G students are also recruited with Hong Kong Baptist University.

10 CCES International Conference Prague ResearchThe University is active in research with 9 research institutes, collaborating within China and internationally. Significant collaboration exists with UNUK University of Nottingham UK. One of the aims of UNNC ’ s research is to bring the research expertise of UNUK to China. 5-year research strategy in developing research programmes, setting up research infrastructure, and facilitating the generation of intellectual property. There are 9 research institutes and over US$100,000 has been provided in to support faculty research. Collaborates with institutions in Hong Kong, and other parts of the world. International -isation Policies Internationalisation is at the heart of the development of the university: in student body, staff composition, and overseas study experience. Currently, students in UNNC have the opportunity to study at the UNUK or go as exchange or study abroad students at other top universities around the world. The establishment of the new University in China is part of Liverpool ’ s overall international strategy that includes the recruitment of overseas students to its main campus in Liverpool, a series of off-campus ventures and the development of its innovative suite of e-learning programmes that enables students from all over the world to gain a degree on-line. Internationalisation is another key point of the university: in student and staff composition, learning experience, and study programmes.

11 CCES International Conference Prague Comparison with Local HEIs SAMEDIFFERENT Main source of studentsSino-Foreign Partnership Selection based on NCEE scores Vision & Mission Teaching Staff Main source of funding Curriculum Medium of Instruction Degree Conferred Research & Internationalisation Policies

12 CCES International Conference Prague Questions to take home With the operation of these cross-border universities on Chinese soil: Will the Chinese higher education be Westernised as a result? Or Will these Sino-Foreign cooperative universities be localised at the end? Thank you

13 CCES International Conference Prague References BNU-HKBU United International College Duan, X. R. (2003). Chinese higher education enters a new era. Academe, Nov/Dec Kwok, S.T., and Shum, S. (2010). Development and innovation in higher education in the Pearl River Delta. Journal of Youth Studies, 13(25): pp.68-77, July Porter, S. (2005). Higher education in China: The next super power is coming of age. American Council on Education. The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University The Ordinance of Sino-Foreign Cooperative Enterprises in China 2003.


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