Getting Connected with the Global World: The Promotion of Internationalization in University Campuses in Hong Kong and China

  • Li Wang
  • Xiao Han
Part of the Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance book series (HEAQEG)


The impact of globalization compels nearly all countries to strongly emphasize talent cultivation and quality improvement of higher education. Mainland China and Hong Kong, the two major economic entities in the Asia–Pacific, follow the same trend. The two governments have adopted the same internationalization strategy in response to the influence of globalization, and the focus and results vary due to the different political backgrounds. This chapter reviews the rationale and practices of internationalization in the higher education systems of mainland China and Hong Kong. The chapter consists of four sections. The first section analyses the background of the rise of internationalization in universities. The second section discusses and examines how the governments and universities in Hong Kong and mainland China internationalize their higher education systems. The third section compares the differences between policies released by the governments and the results of the internationalization strategy. The final section ends the chapter with a conclusion on policy implications.


High Education High Education Institution High Education System Brain Drain Overseas Student 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baltimore International AcademyBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Asian and Policy StudiesThe Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong

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