Education in China: 43 percent of Shanghai students consider studying overseas

More than 40 percent of the students in key, city-level high schools in Shanghai are considering studying overseas as undergraduates, according to a survey released recently by the Shanghai Education Commission.

About 43 percent of the respondents said they intend to study abroad for undergraduate study, while 42 percent said they will study at domestic universities, according to the survey covering hundreds of students from 50 key, city-level high schools.

Another 11 percent said they will follow their parents’ arrangements on the issue.

The United States and Europe are considered the most popular overseas destinations, with the strength of faculty and reputation listed as the most important factors. Of the students, 73 percent included the US as a potential destination, with 58 percent including European countries.

Some 47 percent students said universities in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan were on their list.

In other findings, as many as 52 percent of students surveyed thought there is a gap between the skills being taught by universities and the abilities demanded by employers

via 43 percent of students may study overseas — Shanghai Daily | English Window to China New.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Senior User Experience Designer at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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