UK-China Education Weekly News – released by the British Chamber of Commerce & Venture Education: 22nd February 2019
Wycombe Abbey to open new school in Hong Kong
The new primary school will offer bilingual education to years 1-6 at its campus in the Southern District’s Tin Wan. The new school is the second international opening for the independent school, which opened Wycombe Abbey International School, Changzhou in China in 2016. There are also plans to open Wycombe Abbey International School Hangzhou in September 2020
(Source: Which School Advisor)
（来源：Which School Advisor)
VIPKid number seven on list of the Most Innovative Companies in China
The list, released annually by Fast Company, honours the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture. The company received the honours ‘for expanding its curricula to reach K-12 students rather than just K-4’.
(Source: Fast Company)
Disadvantaged families to receive free access to learning apps
UK Education Secretary Damian Hinds made the announcement in a move to tackle the UK’s development gap in education. On average, children from disadvantaged backgrounds are 4 months behind in their overall development at age 5, a number which grows to 19 months by the time they sit their GCSEs.
(Source: UK Gov)
China had 11,700 vocational schools in 2018
New MoE statistics reveal that 26.9 million students were enrolled across 10,300 secondary vocational schools and 1,418 advanced educational schools last year. According to the statistics, the average employment rate of secondary vocational school students has exceeded 95 percent for 10 consecutive years, and that of advanced vocational school students was more than 90 percent six months after graduation
Mandarin ‘increasingly easy to pick up’ in UK schools
UCL’s Pro-Vice Provost Katharine Carruthers has hailed the growth in the subject, as the number of GCSE entries for the subject reached 3,500 in 2018. However, despite recent growth, the subject still has a long way to go before it reaches the availability of subjects like French and Spanish. According to the British Council, Chinese is still only offered as a GCSE option in 8% of state schools and 32% of independent schools.
(Source: Channel News Asia)
British Chamber China: Education Belt and Road
An in-depth look at what’s been happening in education in the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as what future opportunities there are for British education companies to get involved with.
Student caught using ‘copying robot’ to do homework
A woman from Harbin recently discovered her daughter had been using a robot to help her complete her homework during the Spring Festival holidays. The robot, which the daughter had bought on Taobao for $120, is able to imitate handwriting and allowed her to easily copy out passages from textbooks and write essays. The girl’s mother smashed the robot upon its discovery, remarking ‘It can help you with homework, but can it help you on tests?’
(Source: Inkstone News)
(来源: Inkstone News)
‘Superhero dad’ wears Iron Man suit to daughter’s kindergarten
Bao Guojian has been dubbed ‘the coolest dad in China’ after a video of him dressed as the superhero went viral. The man decided to wear the costume to his daughter’s school after she had been accused by her classmates of being a liar for saying her dad was a superhero. The arrival of the superhero prompted the headmistress to cancel classes for the entire day so that all the children could take photos with Iron Man.
(Source: Daily Mail)
THE China Universities Forum
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 International Education Exhibition Tour
23-24 March – Beijing
26 March – Wuhan
28 March – Shanghai
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.
China – Transnational education programme
A leading automotive manufacturer company is looking for UK universities to set up a campus. The company has its presence in the UK and is also well-connected with the industry and the local government. It has become a global player by completing several global acquisitions.
Opportunity closing date: 30 May 2019
Online degree courses
An online education provider wants to partner with prestigious universities to provide online degree courses or certificate programmes to Chinese students, professionals and corporate executives.
Opportunity closing date: 28 March 2019
中国 – 在线学位课程
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
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