Massification, diversification and internationalisation of higher education in China: Critical reflections of developments in the last two decades

Ka Ho MOK*, Simon MARGINSON

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Against the context of higher education expansion initiated in 1998, this Special Issue sets out to critically examine the major developmental trends in higher education in China. The present article sets out the broader policy context for the Special Issue with particular focus on reviewing the rapid expansion of higher education in the last two decades. More specifically, this article discusses the higher education development trends in China through the massification, diversification and internationalisation processes in transforming the higher education system. This article also highlights the major arguments of the articles being selected for this Issue.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102405
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Volume84
Early online date1 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 May 2021

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Keywords

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Marketization and diversification of higher education
  • Higher education reforms
  • Internationalizing higher education
  • Globalizing China project

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