On November 13th 2019, the UK higher education institutions China roadshow kicked off in Guangzhou. The forum has attracted nearly 100 representatives from 8 British higher education institutions and 35 privately-run schools of Guangdong province.
At the forum. [Photo: Nanfang Plus]
Dialogue between representatives. [Photo: Nanfang Plus]
Under the support and guidance of the Department of Education of Guangdong Province, the forum was jointly sponsored by the non-governmental Education Association of Guangdong Province and the British Council. Entitled ‘Co-construction of Exchange Platform, Co-creation of Development Space’, the forum aims to deepen cooperation and promote diversified joint education models.
Sino-foreign joint run schools are becoming an important growth area in Chinese higher education, according to Zhang Yaorong, Executive Vice President of the Education Association of Guangdong Province.
There are 2,431 Sino-foreign joint schools and projects in China. Each year, over 150,000 new students are admitted to Sino-foreign joint schools, with the total number of students in study at any one time around 600,000.
In the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Greater Bay Area will become an international demonstration zone for education. Guangdong will build a university cluster in the Pearl River Delta, serving the overall objective of constructing a world-class city cluster.