There may be as many as 100,000 foreign students studying in China. In 2002 the figure was 80,000 and it has increased more than somewhat since then.
Almost 500 Chinese universities, mainly in Shanghai and Bejing, accept foreign students. The top 5 universities with the largest foreign students are Beijing Language and Culture Center, Fudan, Peking, Tsinghua and Shanghai universities.
The University of Maryland`s Smith School of Business offers a degree, custom and certification programs at learning centers within Beijing and Shanghai. Smith`s first executive MBA program class started in January 2003 and graduated in spring 2004.
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee`s School of Business Administration has recently launched an EMBA program in Beijing in partnership with Motorola for staff of Motorola`s China operations.
The University of British Columbia, working tTogether with the top-ranked Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, is also offering an International MBA in China. Besides having the same curriculuam as its Canadian MBA, professors from the University of British Columbia teach all of the courses.
The Cass EMBA 2-year part-time off-campus program by City University from Britian has been launched in collaboration with Bank of China and the Shanghai University of Finance & Economics.
Britain`s Nottingham University is the first foreign university to establish a physical campus in Ningbo in September 2004. Nottingham Ningbo`s degree is comparable with its degree from the British campus with all courses conducted in English.
The Chinese government is actively promoting more educational tie-ups in China to develop university graduates who will be better geared for the many multinational corporations operating in China and spearhead economic growth. Currently, there are about 700 such jointly managed educational programs in China. Please carefully note the source of this story. It does not in any way diminish its importance but it IS unusual.
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