Changes in Chinese higher education: Financial trends in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

W. James JACOB, Ka Ho MOK, Sheng Yao CHENG, Weiyan XIONG

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Abstract

The cost of higher education (HE) continues to grow at an unsustainable rate in many country contexts, including in East Asia. With recent and projected HE growth in this region, HE administrators are increasingly faced with how best to provide cost-effective delivery while at the same time addressing how to meet workforce demands of increased quality, accountability, and international standards of excellence. In this article, we examine good and best practices of HE finance models in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. A primary objective of this article is to highlight a select number of exemplary models of HE financing that can reduce or at least help level off this unsustainable trend. We conclude with recommendations to assist policy makers, government planners, and HE administrators in their attempts to meet the financial challenges of today and in the future. Copyright © 2017 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-85
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Volume58
Early online dateJun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Citation

Jacob, W. J., Mok, K. H., Cheng, S. Y., & Xiong, W. (2018). Changes in Chinese higher education: Financial trends in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. International Journal of Educational Development, 58, 64-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2017.03.006

Keywords

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Higher Education
  • Trends
  • Finance

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