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ERIC Number: EJ814312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-19
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
China Moves up to Fifth as Importer of Students
Hvistendahl, Mara
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n4 pA1 Sep 2008
According to the Chinese Ministry of Education and the China Scholarship Council, the ministry-directed agency that oversees educational exchange, the number of international students at Chinese universities rose dramatically over the past decade, from 39,000 in 1997 to 195,000 in 2007 (although only one-third of them were seeking degrees). While Western college administrators continue to see China primarily as a source of students, the country now takes in more students than it sends abroad. In 2007, its international enrollment ranked fifth in the world, behind the United States, Britain, France, and Germany, and well ahead of other developing nations, according to the New York-based Institute of International Education. The increase reflects student awareness of China's growing importance in world affairs. It is also the result of a concerted governmental push to enhance China's appeal as a college destination and a study-abroad locale.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China