[photopress:MBA_Gordon_Marsden.jpg,full,alignright]In Britain Gordon Marsden, Labour MP for Blackpool South has proposed a bill offering more scholarships to Chinese students.
He proposed that the new scholarships be ‘split three ways, with one-third UK government funding, one-third Chinese government and one-third businesses that are operating in China’.
He said that such a move would help bolster Britain’s worldwide reputation as a center for international students.
Bill Rammell, the minister for higher education, welcomed the ‘constructive recommendations’ of the member of parliament.
Jazreel Goh Yeun Yeun, Director of Education Marketing of the British Council in Beijing, told China Daily the Chinese education market was ‘increasingly important’ and that Chinese students were welcome in the UK not just for economic benefits.
She said, ‘They add value to the academic and social environment, presenting a multicultural environment, allowing students and academics to interact with students from all communities and culture.
‘Employers in China are extremely interested to recruit these UK graduates with international work experience in the UK who understand cross-cultural communications and able to work in a multinational context.’
According to a recent survey conducted by the British Council, Chinese students chose the UK for the high quality degrees to give them a competitive advantage when applying for jobs. However, the United States is still a top choice for the 130,000 Chinese students who venture abroad each year.
Source: China Daily