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Title China Announces “Double World Class” Scheme – is it a repetition of 985/211 or a breakthrough?
Author Xiaozhou (Emily) Zhou - The OBHE; Shanghai International Studies University, China


In November 2015, China’s Ministry of Education announced its “Double World Class” scheme for further developing higher education. “Double World Class” literally means world class university and world class field of study. It reflects the Ministry’s ambition that the best Chinese universities stand shoulder to shoulder with world’s best. A 5,000-word “Overall Plan” was published after two years of consideration at the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and National Committee of Reform and Development. It sets out a number of objectives with clear deadlines yet rather ambiguous meanings.

Date 07/04/2016
Region(s) Asia
Countries China
Theme(s) All Themes

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