China-UK relations to build stronger joint education system
China’s education minister Yuan Guiren said education cooperation between China and the United Kingdom is an important part of China’s efforts to globalize education.
In September, Beijing Normal University and Cardiff University launched the Beijing Normal-Cardiff College. As home to a flagship dual degree program in Chinese studies, the new college allows students to study two years in Beijing and two in Cardiff. The Ningbo-Nottingham University was set up in 2004 and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University was established in 2006, as the first batches of joint schools approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Yuan said these trials have now become successful examples in this field. “China-UK cooperation in joint schools started early and progressed smoothly,” said Yuan during China Daily’s interview ahead of President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK.
As of the end of August 2015, 17 China-UK jointly run education institutions and 240 joint programs have been established in China. Cooperation has not only happened in universities, but also in secondary schools. In 2014, China and the UK decided to select and exchange math teachers from Shanghai and the UK.
Source: China Daily