Higher Education Reform in China

  • Kathryn Mohrman Johns Hopkins University


This report is the result of visits to Chinese university campuses in Spring 2003. As a Fulbright scholar I became interested in proposals for reform of Hong Kong higher education; that interest expanded to mainland universities as well. My focus was on key comprehensive universities, the best institutions in the country and ones under the direct control of the national Ministry of Education. I visited ten mainland universities, almost all of them are in the large urban centers of the east coast of China, government offices, and several education research institutes. I also interviewed individuals at several Hong Kong institutions.

Author Biography

Kathryn Mohrman, Johns Hopkins University
Kathryn Mohrman is Executive Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, an academic joint venture between Johns Hopkins and Nanjing Universities. She has been president of Colorado College, Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland College Park, Associate Dean of the College at Brown University, and other administrative positions. She has taught in both Hong Kong and Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PRC.