Media | Qiang Zha on China’s expansion of vocational education programs

Qiang Zha (Education) is quoted in a new article on China’s expansion of vocational education programs. In a bid to reduce the huge number of university graduates with similar academic degrees competing with each other for the same jobs, China has announced that it will turn at least half of its public universities into institutions of applied learning or polytechnics to produce more technically trained graduates. Zha said that the policy amounted to a move towards a ‘binary’ higher education system of academic and applied institutions, similar to the system in Germany with its research universities and high quality technical fachhochschulen or polytechnics. The article, by Yojana Sharma, appeared in the University World News. The full article is available at: