China to Improve Standards of Pharmacy Degrees for Overseas Students (China)
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
China's Ministry of Education announced plans to raise the standards for its college pharmacy BA programs for foreign students. The Ministry plans to create a pharmacy education team to review all pharmacy college curriculums in China for quality and rigor, and then institute annual national reviews. Chinese pharmacy colleges in recent years have begun offering English-language programs to attract foreign students, and the Ministry wants these English programs improved. In some cases China's Ministry of Education believes some pharmaceutical universities are more interested in collecting tuition than cultivating high standards. The Ministry comments that "this kind of behavior has damaged the reputation of China's higher education establishments and should be controlled." (Click here for more
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