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MARIH15 Systems in Transition III 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X X
2014–2015 X X

General description

Research and Innovation Systems in China and Asia.

The course is offered at the Beijing Normal University.

Learning outcomes

The students should be able to:
- recognise the central features of higher education systems of China and other Asian countries as Japan, India and Korea.
- understand the development and evolution of higher education systems in the influential Asian countries.
- understand the factors and forces which have impact on development of higher education systems in Asia
- analyze the common features and differences among the Asian higher education systems, the interaction among the Asian and European higher education systems.


- Introduction to the general characteristics of f higher education systems of China and other Asian countries as Japan, India and Korea.
- The traditional Asian higher education systems before the introduction of the Western higher education systems
- The Western influence on the development of modern higher education systems in Asia
- The challenges and reforms of higher education systems in Asia in a global context

Teaching methods

Readings, lectures, group discussions

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Essay  Participation in course work 
In English

Student workload
Readings 35 Hours
Lectures and group discussions 30 Hours
Paper 60 Hours
Total 125 Hours

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Assessment methods: Paper (70%) Class attendance (30%)

Study materials

Selected books and articles to be announced later.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.