In today’s talking points: 14 Chinese universities are in THE global university employability ranking; Chinese universities give one year gap for students to boost entrepreneurship ; China continues its aid in developing the education sector in Ukraine; China looks to implement national curriculum in private for-profit international schools.
14 Chinese universities are in THE global university employability ranking
Times Higher Education (THE) released the sixth annual Global University Employability Ranking. 14 Chinese universities succeeded to be added to the ranking. The best Chinese institutions to make this prestigious selection of 150 universities were Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (13th), Peking University (17th), Fudan University (37th), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (53rd), Tsinghua University (59th) and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (73rd). According to the report, American graduates are the most employable, with California Institute of Technology leading the ranking, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. THE is an authoritative source of data, analysis and information about higher education, widely known as an essential resource for academics and professionals working in higher education, as well as students and their families.
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Chinese universities give one year gap for students to boost entrepreneurship
In September, the provincial government of north China’s Shanxi province released a plan on innovation and entrepreneurship in college, which allows students to take a gap year to explore their business ideas. Students enable to earn credits if they successfully start a business, register a patent or publish a paper during their gap year.”Many universities are mulling measures like this. A systematic and official plan to deepen reform is just what they need,” said Zhang Cunwei, head of higher education at the provincial education department. The new measures to help students to thoroughly understand their market, discover and solve real problems, and ensure they have identified the right area to start a business. The opportunity has already been taken by some students opening their own businesses. In May last year, the State Council, China’s cabinet, posted guidelines on an innovation and entrepreneurship education system at the college and university level, with the aim to improve the quality of talent and encourage more college students to start their own businesses by 2020. Many provinces and municipalities in other parts of China have come up with their own plans to carry out the reform.
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China continues its aid in developing the education sector in Ukraine
The Ukrainian Education Minister has applauded China’s efforts in developing the education system in Ukraine. “We appreciate the Chinese Government and the Chinese people for giving us the assistance”. Chinese authorities and private companies have made various contributions to projects within the education sector in Ukraine over the last few months. In August this year, the Chinese government donated hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of educational equipment to establish three linguistic classrooms in Ukraine’s Kiev Gymnasium.
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China looks to implement national curriculum in private for-profit international schools
New curriculum regulations in international schools means greater integration of core Chinese subjects to the curriculum. This may require some students to now sit national exams. The new policy implemented prohibits private for-profit international schools to teach solely under an international curriculum from Grades 1-9. From Grade 10 and on, private not-for-profit schools in China will now also need to meet certain requirements under the Chinese curriculum.
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