University challenge

“China’s aid is regionally specific and tends to be defined by Belt and Road. One feature of Chinese policy, compared with the UK, is long-term continuity. China can be expected to keep increasing scholarships for African students for many years to come”


Simon Marginson, professor of higher education at Oxford University, talks to the Financial Times about reports that China is set to offer 12,000 scholarships to African students to attend Chinese universities in the coming year – more than leading Western countries combined (Germany and France offer about 600 places each).

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