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OECD Reviews of Tertiary EducationCHINAIn many OECD countries, tertiary education systems have experienced rapidgrowth over the last decade. With tertiary education increasingly seen as afundamental pillar for economic growth, these systems must now addressthe pressures of a globalising economy and labour market. Within governanceframeworks that encourage institutions, individually and collectively, to fulfilmultiple missions, tertiary education systems must aim for the broad objectivesof growth, full employment and social cohesion.In this context, the OECD launched a major review of tertiary education withthe participation of 24 nations. The principal objective of the review is to assistcountries in understanding how the organisation, management and deliveryof tertiary education can help them achieve their economic and social goals.China is one of 14 countries which opted to host a Country Review, in whicha team of external reviewers carried out an in-depth analysis of tertiary educationpolicies. This report includes:• an overview of China’s tertiary education system;• an account of trends and developments in tertiary education in China;• an analysis of the strengths and challenges in tertiary education in China; and• recommendations for future policy development.This Review of Tertiary Education in China forms part of the OECD ThematicReview of Tertiary Education, a project conducted between 2004and 2008 (www.oecd.org/edu/tertiary/review). ISBN 978-92-64-03934-6www.oecd.org/publishing 91 2009 03 1 E -:HSTCQE=UX^XY[:
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