Joint study between the European Commission and the Ministry of Education in China - Study
This study was carried out in the context of the policy dialogue between the European Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Education. Over the last few years, sectoral policy dialogues between the European Commission and China in the fields of education, training, culture and multilingualism have allowed the two sides to discuss topics of key interest for both parties. As a result of recent discussions, two joint studies were launched on (i) EU-China learning mobility flows and (ii) the relevance and responsiveness of education and training in the EU and China. GHK Consulting carried out the... study ‘EU-China student and academic staff mobility’ on behalf of European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) and was responsible for the research on the EU side. Renmin University in China was responsible for the research in China with the support of the Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE). The objective of this study was to provide comprehensive information about EU-China student and academic staff mobility and exchanges and the main strategies and policies in place to promote mobility. It also aimed at identifying possible recommendations to improve current and future mobility actions between the two regions. The study was based on a mix of quantitative and qualitative research. Both sides (GHK and Renmin) collected detailed statistics on the mobility of students and staff with the contribution of national authorities (Ministries responsible for higher education). In addition, interviews were carried out with stakeholders at EU and national level to explore current policies and practices in this field. The key findings from the study are presented below.