Getting connected with the global world: The promotion of internationalization in university campuses in Hong Kong and China

Li WANG, Xiao HAN

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Abstract

The impact of globalization compels nearly all countries to strongly emphasize talent cultivation and quality improvement of higher education. Mainland China and Hong Kong, the two major economic entities in the Asia – Pacific, follow the same trend. The two governments have adopted the same internationalization strategy in response to the influence of globalization, and the focus and results vary due to the different political backgrounds. This chapter reviews the rationale and practices of internationalization in the higher education systems of mainland China and Hong Kong. The chapter consists of four sections. The first section analyses the background of the rise of internationalization in universities. The second section discusses and examines how the governments and universities in Hong Kong and mainland China internationalize their higher education systems. The third section compares the differences between policies released by the governments and the results of the internationalization strategy. The final section ends the chapter with a conclusion on policy implications. Copyright © 2017 Springer Science+Business Media Singapore.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging international connectivity, diversity of learning and changing labour markets: East Asian perspectives
EditorsKa Ho MOK
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages151-168
ISBN (Print)9789811017346, 9789811017360
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Citation

Wang, L., & Han, X. (2017). Getting connected with the global world: The promotion of internationalization in university campuses in Hong Kong and China. In K. H. Mok (Ed.), Managing international connectivity, diversity of learning and changing labour markets: East Asian perspectives (pp. 151-168). Singapore: Springer.

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