Agora warns UK schools against rushing into China

December 8, 2007

British higher ed think-tank Agora has just released a public discussion paper, "British Universities in China: The Reality Beyond the Rhetoric," warning that UK colleges and universities face risks as well as benefits when expanding into the Chinese market. The paper includes a number of case studies and commentaries from a range of academics involved in international projects. Many perceive that China is seeking to absorb British talent and intellectual property. "It would be foolish not to see the emerging power of China as an opportunity -- but it is also a serious threat that must be stared squarely in the face."