China’s education is the largest system in the world with an estimated spend of $100bn and producing 7 million graduates.

China’s education system is run by the Ministry of Education (MoE) with around 7 million graduates each year competing for employment and postgraduate courses. Investment in education accounts for about 4% of the total GDP in China.

There are over 1500 institutions of higher learning such as colleges and universities with nearly 750,000 professors. With over 100 National Key Universities, including Peking University and Tsinghua University, ranked as some of the top global universities, the spending on education is estimated to be around $100bn. China has become a top destination for international students.

China has a consistent teacher development system. Teaching has historically been and remains a highly respected profession in China and education remains the bedrock of China’s future growth ambitions. There are now Chinese partner universities, supported by major Chinese corporations eager to recruit the best graduates who can learn from the West and have gained global experience in their learning.

According to a palimentary briefing, namely, The UK’s relationship with China: Universities, China has close relationship with UK universities as illustrated below (To download the brief, click here):

  • UK universities have strong links with China in teaching, research and knowledge transfer
  • The UK holds a leading position as a provider of joint degrees in china
  • 26% of non-EU students at UK universities were from china in 2011/12
  • Strong growth in the number of Chinese students masks a 3% decrease from other countries

At China Business Solutions we are actively working with a number of universities and Chinese partner universities wanting to establish collaborations with Western universities in engineering, life sciences and environmental technologies.

If you are an University department in any of these sectors and would like to collaborate with a Chinese partner thus attracting many industrious, hard working and diligent students from China, please click here to contact us.



We were very happy to work with China Business Solutions in organising our 2009 MBA Study Tour to China. CBS arranged some excellent company visits for us ? they clearly understood our needs and, through their extensive range of contacts, were able to give us access to some senior executives in major organisations. Our students returned enriched by the whole experience.

Director of International Development, Cranfield University