Study in China, window to the world!
Many countries around the world are eyeing China as a hot spot in investment, setting up factories, regional business hubs, tourism destination as well as education hubs. I see China as a "Window to the World" and a good tertiary education in China will set to provide flexible and viable options to students in term of employment opportunities as well as going further for post graduate level.
As distinct from many Chinese students who study abroad, international students who come to China are not primarily motivated by an elite college education, but came in order to "understand China”. And this time around, they came not just for Chinese language but with a bigger thing in mind. They are now study in various disciplines ranging from medicine, engineering, aircraft maintenance, International economics and trade, international law, business, logistics and etc at various universities across China. They are convinced that the study experience in China will increase their value on the job market. They view China as a land of opportunity and potential.
According to statistics released by the Ministry of Education, there were more than 356,000 students in 2013 from 200 countries and regions studying at China's 746 universities, research institutions and other teaching institutions, 8.6 percent more than in 2012.
China government had signed mutual recognition of higher education agreement with 59 countries and this open up many windows of opportunities for students to seek employment after graduation or further study at postgraduate level in these countries. Chinese Universities also forged many academic collaborations and co-operations with many top notch and highly reputable Western universities to enhance the quality of its academic and research.
China economics values also attracted many international students to study in China. The Chinese economy has clearly been a global powerhouse for some time, but it is now pegged – by the World Bank and other leading statistical agencies – to overtake the US as the world’s top leading economy in near future. Many global fortune companies have set sights in China and Beijing is now home to 48 headquarters of companies on the Fortune's Global 500 list in 2013.
Back to education values, many Chinese universities are featured in the QS World University Top 200 rankings – “a confirmation and acknowledgement of the quality of academic standards of both teaching and research. China higher education are internationally recognised. The clinical medical degree in China are listed in the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s "Directory of World Medical Schools". This listing means that graduates are eligible to attend national medical screening tests such as USMLE, PLAB, AMC, MCI, PMDC, HPCSA, SCHS, etc.
Yes. It is indeed, study in China can expand your horizon. It is a window to the world!