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UK-China Education Weekly News — Released by the British Chamber of Commerce & Venture Education: 12th April 2019

April 12, 2019

New report shows changing motivations of international Chinese students

The report found that internal factors were increasingly important in choosing to study abroad, with 64% of students looking to study abroad to enrich their personal experiences or expand international knowledge. In contrast, external factors played the biggest role in choosing a study destination, with a significant increase in concerns around safety, which jumped from the seventh most important factor in 2017 to second in 2018. The report also found that parents and family were having a diminishing influence in a student’s final decision to study overseas. In 2018, the decision to study overseas was made by the entire family in 45% of cases and solely by the student in 31% of cases. Parents made the decision alone just 24% of the time.

(Source: The PIE News)

https://thepienews.com/news/china-starts-intled-search-sooner-says-sinorbis/

新的报告显示中国海外留学生的动机正在发生转变

报告指出中国学生选择出国留学的内在因素越来越重要,64%的学生希望通过出国留学丰富自己的个人经历或者是拓展国际视野。相较而言,外部因素在学生挑选学习目的国方面起到了最大的作用,学生对育安全因素的关注明显增加,从2017年的最重要因素排名的第七位跃升到2018年的第二位。报告还发现,家长和家庭对于学生最终决定出国留学的影响正在逐步减弱。2018年,由全家作出国留学决定的比例是45%,而由学生个人作决定出国留学的比例为31%。这一决定完全由父母作出的只占到21%。

(来源:PIE新闻)

https://thepienews.com/news/china-starts-intled-search-sooner-says-sinorbis/

Double ten-thousand plan sets ambitious targets for higher education

The plan, announced by the MoE this Tuesday, will develop 10,000 ‘first-class’ undergraduate programmes at the state level and another 10,000 such programs at the provincial level by 2021. The MoE notice is directed at all types of ordinary higher education institutions and will cover all 92 types of undergraduate majors. However, according to the notice, HEIs should actively promote the development of new courses in engineering, healthcare, agriculture and liberal arts, closely meeting the country’s development needs.

(Source: NBD)

http://www.nbd.com.cn/articles/2019-04-10/1319588.html

“双万计划”为高等教育领域发展设定了宏伟的目标

教育部本周二宣布的这一计划将在2021年之前建设1万个左右国家级一流本科专业点和1万个左右省级一流本科专业点。教育部的通知面向各类高校,将覆盖全部92个本科专业类。通知提到,报送高校应积极推进新工科、新医科、新农科、新文科建设,切实满足国家发展的需要。

(来源:每经网)

http://www.nbd.com.cn/articles/2019-04-10/1319588.html

Westminster’s first Chinese school set to open in Chengdu 

The school, which is due to open in September 2020, will be the first of six Westminster schools in China. The school will offer bilingual education to Chinese and foreign students aged three to eighteen and 50% of its teaching staff will come from the UK. The next five branches are planned to open in the coming 10 years. 

(Source: China.org)

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2019-04/10/content_74664348.htm

威斯敏斯特来华发展的第一所学校落地成都

该校计划于2020年9月建成开学,是威斯敏斯特在华设立6所学校中的第一所。学校建成后将为中国籍、外籍3至18岁的学生提供双语教育,学校50%的老师将由来自英国的教师担任。威斯敏斯特中学在华的其余5家分校计划在未来10年内陆续建成开学。

(来源:中国网)

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2019-04/10/content_74664348.htm

75 bogus universities identified and closed down for delivering UK fake degrees

Seventy-five bogus universities involved in the fake degrees business have been closed down in the past four years. According to the Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD), the UK’s official service for candidate verification and university authentication, these types of frauds are becoming more sophisticated and aim to make money from enrolment fees, premium phone lines and course fees. 

 (Source: The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/apr/08/seventy-five-bogus-universities-shut-down-in-past-four-years

英国贩卖假文凭的75所“野鸡大学”被关闭

在过去的四年当中,英国关闭了75所“野鸡大学”。据英国官方的高等教育学位检验(HEDD)机构表示,这种类型的欺诈行为如今变得越来越复杂,其目的是从学生报名费、特殊费率电话和学费中骗取钱财。

(来源:卫报)

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/apr/08/seventy-five-bogus-universities-shut-down-in-past-four-years

New program launched to improve basic education in Chinese rural areas

A new program has been launched to middle and primary schools of rural areas of Central and West China. Teaching positions are open to all county-level middle and primary school teachers, who will be given three-year contracts and will be encouraged to further explore and innovate their educational concepts and methods, in order to lift the quality of education in central and western rural areas. The provinces of Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi and Gansu will become the pilot regions of the program this year.

(Source: Xinhua)

https://www.shine.cn/news/nation/1904102724/

教育部启动新计划扶持中西部地区乡村教育

为了帮助中西部乡村地区造就一批基础教育领军人才,教育部决定启动实施中西部乡村中小学首席教师岗位计划,实行三年一聘的任期管理制,鼓励中小学教师进一步创新教育理念和教育模式,进而提高中西部乡村村教育质量。该计划2019年在安徽、河南、陕西、甘肃四省先行试点。

(来源:新华社)

https://www.shine.cn/news/nation/1904102724/

Pearson invests $50 million in the development of next-generation EdTech startups

The British education firm Pearson has committed $50 million to assisting next-gen education startups with ambitious new approaches, such as augmented reality technology. Owen Henekel, Pearson’s investment director, says the investments are not about acquiring new assets, but learning how Pearson could grow and adapt in the future. “It’s about keeping Pearson’s ear to the ground in relevant markets and verticals. If we don’t have the knowledge of the space, we won’t know where it’s going.” Henkel adds that Pearson does not intend to own majority stakes in the startups or control the direction of the companies.

(Source: Tech Crunch)

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/10/pearson-is-committing-50m-to-fund-next-gen-edtech-startups/

培生投资5000万美元资助下一代教育科技初创企业。

英国培生教育集团(Pearson)承诺投资5000万美元专注培养下一代的教育初创企业采用诸如增强现实等科学技术。培生的投资总监Owen Henekel表示,这些投资不是为了收购新资产,而是培生集团成长和适应未来的一种手段。“这是为了让培生能够在相关市场和垂直市场的竞争中立于不败之地。如果我们不了解这一领域,我们就不能把握它未来的发展方向。”Henekl还说到,培生并不打算持有初创公司的多数股权或者是控制公司的发展方向。

(来源: Tech Crunch)

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/10/pearson-is-committing-50m-to-fund-next-gen-edtech-startups/

Holon IQ: Adoption of AI in education (2019)

全球教育智库:人工智能在教育领域的应用正在加速

https://www.holoniq.com/notes/ai-potential-adoption-and-barriers-in-global-education/?

Empowering Chinese students to study in the UK

Date: Wednesday 17 April

Location: The British Centre, 1001 China Life Tower

An informative morning briefing for education professionals who send students to the UK with advice and updates on visas, flights, housing and guardianship. The event starts with check-in at 9:45 and concludes with a Q&A at 11:30.

鼓励中国学生赴英国深造

日期:4月17日 星期三

所在:英国商务中心 北京 中国人寿大厦1001

当日早间将有教育领域专业人士提供丰富的业界资讯,内容围绕学生赴英留学签证、航班、住房和监护方面的建议和最新资讯。活动将于9:45入场,11:30分将安排现场问答环节。

Education Job Fair 2019

Date and Time: 11am-15pm, 13 April

Location: WeWork Pinnacle One, 40F, Tower B, No. 199 Lower Dongda Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu

Matching the best talent resources and job demand in education sector of the city’s international community. Organised by the British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China, the Job Fair focuses on creating a friendly recruiting environment specifically for the education industry in Chengdu. 

2019教育专场招聘会

日期:4月13日上午11点—下午15点

地点:Wework   Pinnacle One,成都锦江区下东大街199号睿东中心B座40楼

专注于解决城市国际教育领域的最佳人才资源和就业需求匹配,由中国西南英国商会举办教育专场招聘会,旨在为成都的教育行业搭建一个友好的招聘平台。

Lessons from the Global Education and Skills Forum

Date and Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm, 22 April

Location: Punchline Cafe

Bringing teaching communities together to learn and explore developments in education, the EDU Matters team invites teachers, tutors, leaders, policy makers and parents to join for an evening of discussion around 5 key areas:

-Creating a culture of tolerance in the classroom

-Developing student agency

-21st century skills

-Education for the future; a summary from Andreas Schleicher 

-Valuing Teachers through professional development

This is a free event open to all in the education sector

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzIzMTE1NTU3NQ==&mid=2247483694&idx=1&sn=9df63b635be80845ed96271a9b87acb5&pass_ticket=upkbvGPIv95iz0yi1czYk9jUEspGS7cJF7dlYfBupsbzlV3ZyUbFSPMANz%2BsHUlH

全球教育和技能论坛的经验教训

日期:4月22日 下午6:30–8:00

地点:Punchline Cafe

EDU Matters团队将汇集各路教师群体,学习和探索教育的发展,届时将邀请教师、导师、领导、政策制定者和家长围绕五个重点领域展开讨论:

-在课堂上创造宽容的文化氛围

-发展学生代理

-21世纪技能

-未来教育;来自安施莱克尔的总结

-通过专业发展重视教师

此次活动免费向教育业界人士开放。

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzIzMTE1NTU3NQ==&mid=2247483694&idx=1&sn=9df63b635be80845ed96271a9b87acb5&pass_ticket=upkbvGPIv95iz0yi1czYk9jUEspGS7cJF7dlYfBupsbzlV3ZyUbFSPMANz%2BsHUlH

High school in Kathmandu re-opens after earthquake in 2015

Shree Janakalyan, a senior high school in Kathmandu, Nepal, was recently re-opened after reconstructions following an earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 and left 1,400 students without a school building. The efforts of the government of the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the Red Cross Society of China, and other entities were vital to rebuilding the structure of the school. Meanwhile, the Chinese government and various other societies have helped to improve and replenish the school’s equipment. 

(Source: Global Times)

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1144893.shtml

加德满都高中在2015年地震后重新挂牌开学

位于加德满都(尼泊尔)的斯热贾纳嘎烈雅(Shree Janakalyan)高中在近日挂牌开学,尼泊尔2015年大地震导致该校约1400名学生失去校舍。中国青海省玉树藏族自治州政府、红十字会对重建校园起到了重要作用,中国政府和其他社会各界也积极帮助改善学校相关教学设备。

(来源:环球时报)

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1144893.shtml

The British Chamber of Commerce in China (BCCC) is an independent, membership-based organisation providing connectivity for British organisations in China. The BCCC Education Forum is one of the 11 industry-specific and interest-related forums which enables organisations to connect with peers, stay up to date with industry development and discuss opportunities and challenges.

中国英国商会(BCCC)是一个独立的会员制组织,致力于为在中国的英国组织机构提供和搭建合作的桥梁。BCCC教育论坛是其11个特定行业和利益相关的论坛之一,在帮助组织机构与同行建立联系的同时,及时了解行业发展并讨论各种机遇和挑战。

中国会员联系方式/Britcham China Membership Contact: han.wei@britishchamber.cn +86 (0) 10 8525 1111 ext 705

问创教育联系方式 / Contact Venture Education at contact@ventureeducation.org

UK-China Education Weekly News — Released by the British Chamber of Commerce & Venture Education: 12th April 2019

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