Chinese Higher Education: “Glass Ceiling” and “Feet of Clay”

  • Philip G Altbach
Keywords: China higher education, world-class universities, massification


China has seen remarkable academic growth and also improvement in the quality of its top universities. However, problems remain at the top of the higher education system in terms of overbureaucratization and other issues. The bottom “mass-based” institutions have been largely ignored in terms of their financing and quality.

Author Biography

Philip G Altbach

Philip G. Altbach is research professor and founding director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. 

How to Cite
Altbach, P. G. (2016). Chinese Higher Education: “Glass Ceiling” and “Feet of Clay”. International Higher Education, (86), 11-13.
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