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The Development and Reforms of Higher Education in China

Topic: The Development and Reforms of Higher Education in China

Speaker: Professor Mansheng Zhou from National Center for Research on Chinese Educational Development, Ministry of Education. He is a visiting scholar at Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University.

Time: 3.00 pm -4.40 pm on April 15, 2010 (Thursday).

Location: GDH 541, Teachers College
Brief Introduction:
In 2009, new China turns 60 years. Through 30 years reform and opening up, China has attended an average annual GDP growth rate of more than 9.6%,reduce its poverty-stricken population by some 200 million, and the 1.3 billion people has almost realized the goal of building a well-off society.
In this lecture, after a introduction of the background of the Chinese educational system, Prof. Zhou Mansheng will focus on the development status of higher education in China. He will talk about the problems and challenges of higher education at present time. He suggests deepening the reform while focusing on improving the quality of higher education.