Developmental Trends of Graduate Education in China

  • Yanru Xu School of Public Policy and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Ji’an Liu School of Public Policy and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Keywords: China, graduate education, developmental trends

Abstract

This article offers a snapshot of developmental trends in Chinese graduate education for the past twenty years by examining the differentiated expansion of levels, types, disciplines, and gender composition. Also, the drivers for expansion are analyzed in terms of domestic demands for graduate education and for upgrading research and development workforces. Finally, the potential outcomes for future development are explored.

Author Biographies

Yanru Xu, School of Public Policy and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yanru Xu is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Public Policy and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China. Email: xuyanru@ucas.edu.cn.

Ji’an Liu, School of Public Policy and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ji’an Liu is a professor in the School of Public Policy and Management, University of Chinese Academy
of Sciences, P.R. China. Email: jian.liu@ucas.edu.cn.

Published
2022-04-08
How to Cite
Xu, Y., & Liu, J. (2022). Developmental Trends of Graduate Education in China. International Higher Education, (110), 36-37. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/15005
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Articles