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9th May, 2011 at 3:52am
 
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Dressing the Wounds of Government Cuts (May 9, 2011)
China has long been a favored destination for foreign universities seeking to export their programs, but now a Chinese university is preparing to open the mainland’s first overseas campus.

Soochow University, in Jiangsu Province, is expected to open an affiliate in Laos next year, according to People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party.

The report, posted late last month, called Soochow the first foreign education institution to receive approval from the Laotian government to offer undergraduate and graduate programs. The university plans to provide courses for about 5,000 students in Laos, a country of more than six million where only 13 percent of the undergraduate-age population is enrolled in higher education, according to 2008 Unesco statistics.

A university official quoted in the report said Soochow would offer 12 majors, including Chinese language and literature, economy and trade, and engineering. Soochow University, which has about 50,000 students in China, expects the Laos campus to begin enrolling students next year, the report said.

While the university will initially send Chinese academics to the Laos campus, it plans to gradually employ more local teachers. The campus is estimated to cost $25 million.
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Reply #1 - 9th May, 2011 at 5:07am
 
Who ever invested and support Laos development get a thumb up. Thank you China.
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Reply #2 - 9th May, 2011 at 5:09am
 
Kudos to China Smiley.  'We all live under the same sun and walk under the same moon'.
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Reply #3 - 9th May, 2011 at 5:58am
 
Good news for Laos. I didn't know in Laos only 13 percent of the undergraduate-age population is enrolled in higher education. Not good.
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Reply #4 - 9th May, 2011 at 6:38am
 
llX wrote on 9th May, 2011 at 5:58am:
Good news for Laos. I didn't know in Laos only 13 percent of the undergraduate-age population is enrolled in higher education. Not good.
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13%........Not good?

Seems quite high to me.

Certainly much higher than when I was undergraduate age in England.

Anyway, the way things are going it's going to get much higher.

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Reply #5 - 9th May, 2011 at 10:15pm
 
Agreed Old Man thing are getting better in Laos. I'll take time. I'm just surprise about the 13% because I never know before.
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Reply #6 - 10th May, 2011 at 7:17am
 
In the US alone, I know in the past years some Institutes or Colleges affiliated to a University has been very successful creating this program option to students.  Today, the business is booming.  I see more and more Universities getting involved.  Basically, students don't  have to travel long distance to an actual campus anymore to get their education or degree (depending on the location availability).

I'm glad Laos accepted this offer from China.  This without a doubt be a boost to the education level.  I'm sure in the future other countries will bring in their affiliates as well, once, they see the success result. Smiley
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Reply #7 - 15th May, 2011 at 12:37am
 
Agreed.
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OMD wrote on 10th May, 2011 at 7:17am:
In the US alone, I know in the past years some Institutes or Colleges affiliated to a University has been very successful creating this program option to students.  Today, the business is booming.  I see more and more Universities getting involved.  Basically, students don't  have to travel long distance to an actual campus anymore to get their education or degree (depending on the location availability).

I'm glad Laos accepted this offer from China.  This without a doubt be a boost to the education level.  I'm sure in the future other countries will bring in their affiliates as well, once, they see the success result. Smiley

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