Factors influencing internationalstudents’ decisions to enroll at aAnglo-Chinese joint-ventureuniversity. Andrys Onsman, School of Education, University of Nottingham
Presentation Outline1. International Students in China2. What is a joint-venture higher education provider?3. Why do the former enroll in the latter?4. What can we extrapolate? Andrys Onsman, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China
In 2006 there were 162,695 international students studying in China. In 2010 there were more than 265,000. The top provider countries were Republic of Korea, the United States, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Indonesia, India, Kazakhstan and Pakistan. France and Mongolia also provided more than 5000 students each. 107,432 were studying for academic degrees, whilst 157,658 were pursuing non-degree education. http://www.moe.gov.cn/publicfiles/business/htmlfiles/moe/moe_2 809/201103/115886.html Andrys Onsman, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China
UNNC is a joint-venture between The University of Nottingham and Zhejiang Wanli University.Any JV HEI in China must: Have a physical presence Have a Chinese national as president Have more than half of the board Chinese Not make profit for the foreign partner Contribute to China’s development Comply with all national, provincial and municipal ordinances Deliver foreign badged testamurs Deliver qualifications that ensure foreign professional registrationAndrys Onsman, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China in 2011 had 262 international students, coming from Russia (35), Indonesia (27), Taiwan (16), Malaysia (14) and Hong Kong (10). None from USA, India, Japan, or Korea. The university has ambitions to grow its international student intake substantially. The plan to have 25% by 2015 means an increase to 2000. In order to do that we need to know why they come. Andrys Onsman, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China
The literature suggests that the reasons are;◦ They are concerned about the quality of the education.◦ They want to enjoy a ‘China experience”◦ They want a British degree.◦ They are concerned about the ranking of the university.◦ They are concerned about costs.These factors also apply for local students.Andrys Onsman, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China
Why do they come to UNNC? The survey told us 1. To get a British degree 2. To experience China 3. To get a good educationNottingham University School of Education is ranked amongst the top ten in the world !
A selection of interesting outcomes That the degree be awarded by the overseas partner and recognised in that country was intended to benefit Chinese students but is also attractive to international students. Experiencing China seems to be shifting from mainly a cultural attractor to mainly an economic/business attractor. Nearly half of the international students had done no due diligence as to the quality of their course. A third of the ISs heard about UNNC by word of mouth;a quarter on-line; a quarter through an agent and 10% at an education fair.Nottingham University School of Education is ranked amongst the top ten in the world !
Much of where China is headed is articulated in Chinas National Plan for Medium and Long-term Education Reform and Development. (2010-2020).Nottingham University School of Education is ranked amongst the top ten in the world !
Thank you for your attention. Andrys OnsmanNottingham University School of Education is ranked amongst the top ten in the world !