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International Implications from Contemporary Developments in Chinese Higher Education

November 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Hamish Coates, Professor, Institute of Education and Director, Higher Education Division; Deputy Director, Global Research Center for the Assessment of College and Student Development, Tsinghua University
Wen Wen, Associate Professor, Institute of Education, Tsinghua University; Deputy Director, Asian Research Center, Tsinghua University; Fulbright Scholar (2019-2020), Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Manja Klemenčič, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Francesca Purcell, Faculty Director, Higher Education Program, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

While consequences from the growth of Chinese higher education have already reverberated around the world, we argue in this seminar that further substantial changes are only just starting to emerge.

This seminar begins by showing how changes in Chinese higher education over the last two decades have shaped major developments in other countries.

Next, it analyses contemporary developments in Chinese higher education, building on research being led by Tsinghua University’s Institute of Education which touches on institutional governance and leadership, the construction of infrastructure, the changing nature of doctorates and the academic profession, research goals and strategies, emerging hybrid forms of teaching, and the cultivation of students.

The seminar’s final contribution is to integrate these analyses and clarify emerging futures. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature of education and its contribution to the common good.



November 7, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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William James Hall, Room 1550
33 kirkland st
cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Mahindra Humanities Center
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