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Education in China: Shanghainese students still keen on an overseas education

Studying abroad is still proving popular despite the global economic recession […]

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Education in China: 6.3 million college graduates in 2010 to pose severe challenges to job market

China’s Education Minister Yuan Guiren warned recently that the country’s record number of 6.3 million college graduates next year would pose “severe challenges” to the job market.

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Education in China: Sending More Students to U.S.

American universities are enrolling a new wave of Chinese undergraduates, according to the annual Open Doors report […]

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Internet in China: Chinese Social Network Expands Beyond Students

Renren.com, often dubbed China’s Facebook, is re-branding itself as a social-networking site for everyone, not just Chinese college students […]

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China Design Economics Information Technology Innovation Software

Education in China: Autodesk to support China’s engineering education with software, training

Autodesk, a world leader in 2D and 3D design software, is to donate its latest software worth 50 million U.S. dollars to 50 Chinese universities and secondary vocational schools, said a memorandum signed here recently […]

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Education in China: Chinese students studying abroad exceed 1.39 million

From 1978 to the end of last year, the total number of Chinese students studying abroad reached 1.3915 million. Zhang Xiuqin, Director General for the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange under the Chinese Ministry of Education, said that since reform and opening-up (1978) to the end of 2008, nearly 390,000 students returned to China after their studies abroad […]

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Education in China: Experts want college curriculum shake-up

As more young people elect to stay longer at colleges and universities because of the shortage of job opportunities, some education experts and company executives are saying that the current Chinese college education system is too academic to help young people find work. “We should introduce more vocational programs and market-oriented approaches to our college […]

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Autodesk Supports China’s Digital Design Education

In cooperation with China’s Ministry of Education, Autodesk has launched China Student Design Community to provide free digital design tools to Chinese students, in order to support of China’s digital design innovation and engineering education. Previously, the company has made investments in China’s education field, including the establishment of joint labs in five Chinese universities of Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Harbin Institute of Technology, South China University of Technology and Shanghai Jiaotong University. The company has also sponsored China’s Development and Design program through which it has reached partnership with Beijing Software and Information Service Promotion Center, providing software and development tools to Chinese designers…

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Chinese Calligraphy: Typography, Design & Illustration

Nowadays, Calligraphy has become a symbol of erudition, and has a strong influence on Chinese design. I’d dare to say that, with its strong repetition and reproduction practice drills, Calligraphy has modeled the Chinese world view […]