China terminates over 200 transnational joint programs, institutions

July 12, 2018

The Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China recently approved the termination of 234 of its 2,342 transnational programs, including five jointly managed institutions. The move is reportedly an effort to improve quality and regulatory control, and to eliminate under-resourced programs. The largest number of terminated cooperative programs involve universities from the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. The list of canceled programs involving Canadian institutions include programs offered by the Beijing Institute of Technology and the Northern Alberta University of Technology, the Harbin Institute of Technology and Cape Breton University, and East China Jiaotong University and the University of New Brunswick. The Pie News | Inside Higher Ed | China Ministry of Education (Cantonese)