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Published on April 24, 2008

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POLICIES AND REGULATIONS TO ATTTRACT CHINESE’S EYES TO STUDY IN SPAIN:  POLICIES AND REGULATIONS TO ATTTRACT CHINESE’S EYES TO STUDY IN SPAIN Lluís Ferrer Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona CRUE II Forum Spain-China of University Rectors Shanghai Foreign Studies University, 22-23 October 2007 Spanish university system…:  Spanish university system… High quality in research and teaching 9 universities ranked among the top 500 of the Shangahi Jiao Tong University ranking Spain produces 2.7% of all scientific papers published in the world (10th scientific power in the world) Excellence in areas as biology-medicine, biotechnology, physics, environmental sciences, economy,... Spanish university system…:  Spanish university system… But also... Mainly a public system, with strong social orientation Cooperative network, with easy mobility Fully integrated in European Higher Education Area In a social environment (welfare state) that can be friendly to the Chinese students Strong cultural atmosphere (art, architecture, literature, cinema,... Chinese university system…:  Chinese university system… Extraordinary quality: 14 Chinese universities among the 500 best Combines tradition with innovation High scientific production: 4.35 % of world publications World leader in many fields: biotechnology, agriculture/food science, technology,.. Furthermore…:  Furthermore… Increasing interest for the Chinese cultuire in Spain Increasing interest in Spain in China, connected with world events (Olympic Games 2008, Shanghai 2010,...) and internationalisation COOPERATION CAN BE VERY FRUITFUL FOR BOTH PARTNERS Main policies to attract Chinese students:  Main policies to attract Chinese students Increase the knowledge of Spain, Spanish languages and Spanish universities in China Avoid or minimize administrative/ bureaucratic barriers Increase grants and ex-change programmes Increase the knowledge of Spain, Spanish languages and Spanish universities in China:  Increase the knowledge of Spain, Spanish languages and Spanish universities in China Knowledge of the official languages of Spain (Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque) is a key point Chinese Schools and Universities Lectorates in Chinese universities Instituto Cervantes Instituto Ramon Llull Spanish in China (E. Méndez):  Spanish in China (E. Méndez) Few High Schools offer Spanish as a second language in China CEAC Schools in Beijing and Shanghai and a Danobat School (Mondragon) in Tianjin, for own workers There are 15 lectorates of Spanish language in China, promoted and funded by the AECI Spanish in China (E. Méndez):  Spanish in China (E. Méndez) > 20 Chinese universities have department of Spanish; the list is growing (Hunan, Harbin) > 2000 students follow a Bachelor degree in Spanish, probably > 500 follow a postgradute course in spanish language/culture Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan,...good examples of long lasting quality Spanish in China II (E. Méndez):  Spanish in China II (E. Méndez) Moreover, the interest in the Spanish language keeps growing.... El CD-ROM “Fonética española”, editado en 2002 por el profesor Lu Jinsheng, del Departamento de Español de la Universidad de Estudios Internacionales de Shanghai (SISU), fue agotada una primera tirada de 5.000 ejemplares, una tirada de 2.000 ejemplares en 2003, y las ventas de 2004 habían alcanzado las 1.000 copias en el mes de marzo. Esto podría indicar una demanda creciente del estudio de español fuera de ámbitos académicos oficiales... Instituto Cervantes - Beijing:  Instituto Cervantes - Beijing Founded in 2006, big building in downtown Beijing (3000m2), excellent library (Antonio Machado) 450 students; numerous attendants Institut Ramon Llull:  Institut Ramon Llull Spanish Departament; Sichuan International Studies University (SISU), Chonqing Increase the mutual knowledge of both scientific communities (not only language students are important!!!):  Increase the mutual knowledge of both scientific communities (not only language students are important!!!) Organisation of scientific tematic forums: Areas of common interest: biotechnology, food technology, nanotechnology, wildlife preservation... Alternatively in Spain and China Scientists and academics would attend (not only rectors...) Avoid or minimize administrative and bureaucratic barriers :  Avoid or minimize administrative and bureaucratic barriers Establishment of framework for the mutual recognition of academic degrees Official agreement signed last Sunday in Beijing to define the access requirements for doing a Master degree 2. Establish an easy, quick and transparent procedure to obtain the Student-Visa Present system to obtain the student Visa:  Present system to obtain the student Visa Approx. 1100 Student Visa given per year (over 40 000 for the United Kingdom...) Sometimes too long waiting period (overload of the Consulates) Key points to obtain a Visa are: Academic requisites Acceptation in a recognized institution Financial autonomy (own sources or grant) Increase grants and ex-change/mobility programmes:  Increase grants and ex-change/mobility programmes Now a days, the offer is very weak. The new, stronger, grant offer should include : Undergraduate mobility grants, specially for language students and students of Hispanic cultures Postgraduate grants to do masters or PhD programmes Scientists mobility grants In conclusion, main policies should be adressed to...:  In conclusion, main policies should be adressed to... Increase knowledge of Spanish languages; increase activities of Instituto Cervantes and lectorates Organise scientific forums or seminars to strengthen bonds between the two scientific communities In conclusion, main policies should be adressed to...:  In conclusion, main policies should be adressed to... Agree on a clear framework of mutual academic recognition Easy, quick, transparent system to obtain Student-Visa Increase grants and mobility / exchange programmes

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