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Frontiers of Education in China

Front. Educ. China    2019, Vol. 14 Issue (2) : 284-308     https://doi.org/10.1007/s11516-019-0014-8
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Challenges of Chinese and European Universities in the Modernization and Global Context
Merve ZAYIM-KURTAY1(), Chang ZHU2
1. Department of Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel 1050, Belgium
2. Department of Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel 1050, Belgium
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Abstract

Higher education systems need to increasingly transform in order to face new challenges of society in a modern and global context. Both Europe and China are facing challenges in restructuring their higher education systems and embracing the potential for higher education to deliver innovative teaching and learning as well as social and economic services for a changing society. This paper analyses the challenges to European and Chinese universities today and elaborates on the implications of these challenges for EU-China higher education collaboration. An analysis of challenges and relevant strategies in these two contexts can offer us insights into the strengths and weaknesses of each system. This can act as a solid basis for future collaborations or as potential barriers. Thus, this paper endeavors to fill in the gap regarding EU-China higher education cooperation by reducing the knowledge deficit and bringing mutual understanding, respect, trust, and ultimately benefit to both sides.

Keywords challenges for higher education      European higher education      Chinese higher education      university governance      EU-China collaboration     
Issue Date: 05 July 2019
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Merve ZAYIM-KURTAY,Chang ZHU. Challenges of Chinese and European Universities in the Modernization and Global Context[J]. Front. Educ. China, 2019, 14(2): 284-308.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/fed/EN/Y2019/V14/I2/284
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