Archive for China

Unrest fears prompt alert at universities

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“Universities in China have come under government surveillance in the wake of unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, as nervous authorities fear the ‘contagion’ could spread to China …” (more)

[Yojana Sharma, University World News, 10 March]

China’s first university independently recruiting students targets ‘elites’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC), the country’s first university which recruits students independently, is targeting elite students and hiring renowned professors to become part of a research-intensive university …” (more)

[Xinhua News, 4 March]

Crackdown on sub-standard journals

Posted in research with tags on 27 February 2011 by Steve

“A number of academic journals and magazines have been ordered to cease publication by the Chinese authorities in a new crackdown on sub-standard academic papers in China …” (more)

[Yojana Sharma, University World News, 27 February]

China revokes top science award

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 23 February 2011 by Steve

“China’s government has for the first time rescinded a prestigious Chinese science award after an investigation found the recipient guilty of academic misconduct …” (more)

[Hepeng Jia and Feng Tang, Nature, 23 February]

De-bureaucratization within China’s Universities

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 13 February 2011 by Steve

“Since the draft of Outline of China’s National Plan for Medium and Long-Term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020) released in February 2010 by the Ministry of Education for public discussion, de-bureaucratization within institutions of higher education (gaoxiao qu xingzhenghua) has been a hot issue of debate …” (more)

[Kai Jiang, Inside Higher Ed, 12 February]

Professors among those expelled for absenteeism

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 January 2011 by Steve

“It is not rare for teachers to leave their posts without authorisation and not come back from abroad on time in China’s colleges. However Hunan University, according to the Changsha Evening News, is the first to expel a large number of staff members for these reasons …” (more)

[Wang Hanlu, University World News, 23 January]

Chinese students learning Irish

Posted in teaching with tags , on 26 December 2010 by Steve

“A group of Chinese students are grappling with the intricacies of the Irish language in the first university course of its kind in the Asian country. Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) has been holding classes for 16 students since late September …” (more)

[Independent, 26 December]