Expansion and Differentiation in Chinese Higher Education

  • Jian Liu
  • Xiaoyan Wang
Keywords: International Development, Private Higher Education and Privatization, China


The expansion and reconstruction of the Chinese higher education system over the last decade has resulted in increased decentralization, differentiation, and privatization of the system. Chinese higher education has evolved into a hierarchical and diversified system, with national universities at the top. Through the differentiated expansion of four- and two-year programs, particularly along disciplinary lines, the diversity of higher education provision has been greatly enhanced.
How to Cite
Liu, J., & Wang, X. (2010). Expansion and Differentiation in Chinese Higher Education. International Higher Education, (60). https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2010.60.8503
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