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China spurns foreign universities that fail to meet development needs

China spurns foreign universities that fail to meet development needs

Updated 14 February 2012, 14:45 AEDT

China has rejected applications from 10 Australian universities to teach degree courses in partnership with local institutions.

The business, accounting and marketing courses were viewed by China as outside the country's prioritised areas for national development.

The rejections highlight the difficulty for Australian institutions trying to navigate a rapidly developing higher education system and one in which China is becoming much more assertive about its own needs.

Correspondent: Bill Bainbridge

Speakers: Robert Elliot, pro-vice chancellor, University of the Sunshine Coast; Dr Sean Gallagher, Research Associate in Higher Education & Chief Operating Officer, US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney; Professor Anthony Welch, Professor of Education at Sydney University

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