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ERIC Number: ED212245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Survey Summary: Students and Scholars from the People's Republic of China in the United States, August 1981.
Fingar, Thomas; Reed, Linda A.
A survey of 313 American colleges and universities thought to have accepted students and/or scholars from the People's Republic of China (PRC) was conducted in March 1981 by the U.S.-China Education Clearinghouse. Usable responses were received from 164 institutions. The responses indicated that a total of 3,467 PRC students and scholars were served from 1978 through 1981. Of this total, 399 were undergraduates, 656 were graduate students, and 1,945 were visiting scholars. Twenty-six percent of the scholars and students from China attend schools in the Far West (primarily in California); the next heaviest concentrations are in New York, New England, and the upper Midwest). Most students and scholars from China are concentrated in relatively few schools. A large majority of all PRC students and scholars are in mathematics, physical science, or engineering disciplines; a far smaller proportion are in the life sciences. However, graduate students in the humanities have increased from 0.5 percent in 1979-80 to 15 percent in 1981-82. Sixty-five percent of the PRC scholars on American campuses in 1979-81 were fully supported by the Chinese government and an additional seven percent received partial support. Additional information covers: English language skills, admissions policies and procedures, visas, and agreements between Chinese and American institutions. (SW)
U.S.-China Education Clearinghouse, 1860 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($1.00 each, 5 for $2.00; 10 for $3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China.; National Association for Foreign Students Affairs, Washington, DC. China Education Clearinghouse.
Identifiers - Location: China; United States