[photopress:MBA_medical_bag.gif,full,alignright]According to a Chinese-language notice posted on the web site of China’s Ministry of Education there will be a crack down on universities that offer English-language medical programs for foreign students.
The ministry has created a special committee to review English-language medical programs. 30 universities around China were approved this year to accept students for medical training. 20 other universities were not approved and will not be allowed to offer the programs.
The ministry said that Chinese universities had rapidly expanded their English-language medical programs for foreign students to meet a rising demand, but that the fast growth had resulted in problems.
On the Ministry’s web site it read: ‘Some universities have only been concerned about the economic benefit these foreign students bring, blindly expanding the scope of their programs. Some universities lack sufficient English teachers and resources, and the quality of teaching is not high. A small number have lowered the requirements for accepting students.’
Indian students, who are attracted by China’s low-cost universities, make up most enrollments in the medical programs. Press Trust India reported the Chinese ministry’s announcement had been brought about by complaints from unhappy Indian students. It said the new policy would affect hundreds of Indian students who were enrolled in medical programs in China.
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education