UK-China Education Weekly News — Released by the British Chamber of Commerce & Venture Education: 29th March 2019
Finland leading the way in future skills education as UK makes top 10
Finland is the world leader at the provision of future skills education, according to the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI), which ranks 50 countries based on policy initiatives, teaching methodologies and the socio-economic environment. The report particularly praised the country’s formulation of future skills strategy, periodic review of strategy and assessment frameworks to support future skills training. The report also praised the prevalence of after-school clubs for primary and secondary school students in the UK, which can lead to better school attendance and better academic results.
(Source: World Economic Forum)
Chinese investors keeping British private schools afloat, says ex-Harrow head
The former headmaster of Harrow School in the UK has said that the recent trend for Chinese firms investing in British private schools is a ‘very encouraging development’ and can be the ‘salvation’ of small institutions on the brink of financial collapse. He also credited such purchases as giving British pupils a ‘sense of globalisation’. A number of British schools have been bought by private firms in recent years, including Bournemouth Collegiate School, Ipswich High School for Girls and St Bees.
(Source: The Telegraph)
China’s private tutoring industry is booming despite economic slowdown
Despite recent economic slowdown, China’s after-school tutoring industry has seen a sharp rise in revenues. According to research company Frost & Sullivan, the market is now valued at 433 billion yuan and is projected to increase to 500 billion yuan next year. Online education in particular has seen major growth and is predicted to reach a market value of 380.7 billion yuan by 2020.
Brexit having no effect on UK MBA intake
More than half of prospective business students responding to a recent GMAC survey said uncertainty around Brexit has made no impact on the attractiveness of Britain as a place to study. Furthermore, 71% of UK business schools reported a year-on-year increase in applications. The survey found that interest in the UK was driven by the reputation of the UK educational system, candidates’ desire to develop an international network, and desire to improve their chances of having an international career.
(Source: The PIE News)
(来源：The PIE News)
Uppingham School looks to enhance ties and establish presence in China
The headmaster, Dr. Richard Maloney, discussed the potential for British-Chinese educational cooperation on Thursday with Wang Yongli, Minister Counsellor for Education at the Chinese Embassy in Britain. The British private school added Mandarin lessons to its curriculum three years ago and is currently planning to launch three schools in China.
学校校长 Dr. Richard Maloney周四与中国驻英国大使馆教育部长参赞王永利讨论了英中两国在教育合作领域的潜力。厄平汉公学三年前在其学校学习大纲中增设了普通话课程，并计划未来在中国开办三所学校。
Salsa dancing teacher goes viral
A PE teacher in Guangzhou made a splash on social media after being filmed leading 400 students in a synchronised dance routine to Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee’s hit song, Dura. The teacher hopes that the modern dance moves can help eliminate the generation gap between children and teachers.
(Source: Daily Mail)
The 3rd International Conference for Entrepreneurship Education Ecosystems
Date: 19 April to 20 April
Location: Changsha Ramada & Hotel
In an age of massive economic change, education providers need to be able to provide talent that can meet the shifting needs of enterprises. The conference will work with universities to create entrepreneurship education ecosystems, sharing both theory and practice.
China International Education Exhibition Tour
30 March – Guangzhou
31 March – Shenzhen
CIEET covers China’s major markets for study abroad and offers diversified activities to support exhibitors to disseminate information to the students and parents. In addition to the traditional exhibition, the fair provides a number of lectures to introduce government policies about studying abroad, including overseas students’ qualification verifications, household registration and personnel record management service for returnees.
THE China Universities Forum
Date: 29-30 March
Attendees will discuss the rapid rise of Chinese research universities and examine whether this progress can be matched by innovations in teaching and quality of learning. Drawing on exclusive THE data, the event will investigate the upcoming threats and opportunities for China’s universities as they continue to pursue world-class university status, and hear if lessons can be learned from their international peer institutions in relation to their development.
China – Transnational Education (TNE) programmes on Early Years
A university is looking to partner with a UK university to conduct a TNE programme on Early Years. The cooperation model is 4 plus 0 and it wants the partnership to start in September 2019.
Opportunity closing date: 31 March 2019
中国 – 早教跨国教育（TNE）合作项目
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.
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