Zhong Yi: Malaysian students are popular, more going to study in China

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(Kuala Lumpur 28 Nov) Zhong Yi, chief advisor of China Investment Forum Innovative Development Centre says due to relocation of industry, China is getting more influential, especially with the implementation of Belt and Road initiative. The number of students studying in China is increasing especially students from Southeast Asia. The increase in student is growing at high speed.

She said Malaysian students are generally good with strong command in languages. In the past many Malaysian students have given good impressions in China. Many renowned universities in China are eyeing to recruit Malaysian students.

She said China has been placing emphasis on its strategic partnership with Malaysia. In order to develop Belt and Road strategy in full and in conjunction with China-ASEAN education interactive activity, higher education in China is further expanded to gain more influence at international level. Various renowned universities under China’s Education Ministry are coming to Malaysia for roadshow in order to implement student exchange and collaboration in education between Malaysia and China.

A total of 6,880 Malaysian students are studying in universities in China

Zhong Yi said a total of 442,773 foreign students from 205 countries and regions studied in 829 institutions of higher learning, research institute and other agencies as of last year. The number of students increased by 45,138 compared to 2015. The number of students is growing at 11.35%. Malaysian students made up of 6,880.

“Of the foreign students, the route map for students from developed country and developing countries to study in China are different. Majority of foreign students from developed countries emphasised on learning language while 72 % of students from Asia (excluding Japan and South Korea) are pursuing degree courses.

She said the popular courses are medicine, engineering, computer science, economics and management science.

“According to statistics of Comparative and International Education Society in United States, China has exceeded France as the third country with largest number of foreign university students after United States and United Kingdom. Currently more than 15 % of education institutions in China offer classes in English. More institutions are joining the queue to recruit more international students.”

“Study in China” seminar held today, 27 universities offer scholarships

“Pursue your dream, together we execute your dream” Study in China 2017 Seminar receives overwhelming response. It will be held at 2.30pm on Wednesday at the cultural hall and B2 hall of Sin Chew Daily headquarters. Secondary school graduates and the public are welcome to attend.

Zhong Yi said of the 27 institutions of higher learning from China, Malaysian students are offered a total of 912 full and partial scholarships including students pursuing degree, master and doctorate level. More students with excellent academic results are able to study overseas.

She said at the seminar the audience would be briefed on status of higher learning in China, options for colleges and universities, government policy on scholarship and the recommended procedure for working in China.

“These top-notched institutions are recognised by the Malaysia Qualifications Agency after Malaysia and China signed agreement on mutual recognition of degrees in 2013.”

The event is co-organised by Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange and Huang Tian Lai charity foundation. Sin Chew Daily is media partner and the event is supported by Malaysia China Legal Co-operation Society.

Those who are keen to attend can contact Sin Chew Daily (03-79658436), Klang office (03-33433833) or Huang Xiao Qing (019-3310111).

Huang Tian Lai: Promoting higher education in China

Datuk Huang Tian Lai, founder of Huang Tian Lai Charity Foundation said in recent years China is gaining prominence and is fast developing. China continues to export its higher education of good quality. Xiamen University campus in Malaysia, which will be grooming local and foreign talents, is a good example.

He said the foundation will set up funds to promote China’s higher education to benefit deserving students and groom more talents for the world.

List of universities at the seminar:

Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Fu Dan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Beijing Normal University, Wuhan University, Jilin University, Beijing Institute of Technology, South China Institute of Technology, Northeast University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing Language and Culture University, South China Agricultural University,Qingdao University,Southwest University,Guangdong University of Finance & Economics,University of International Business and Economics,South China Normal University, Hainan University, Shanghai Ocean University,University of Macau,The Macau University of Science and Technology, City University of Macau,Macau Polytechnic Institute,Institute for Tourism Studies, The University of Saint Joseph, Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau.