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China Graduate Education

Since 2009, the number of engineering doctoral degrees awarded in China has been steady and under 20,000 (NSB, 2018). Among postgraduate master’s participants, women were well represented, comprising about 52.2% of students enrolled and 52.4% of degree holders. In 2015, women were underrepresented among enrolled doctoral students (37.9%) and doctoral degree holders (42%). In the […]

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China Undergraduate Education

In 2014, China had the highest number of first university engineering degrees awarded with over 1.13 million (NSB, 2018). These engineering degrees represented about 33% of the total first university (bachelor’s or equivalent) degrees awarded in China. In the Chinese Statistical Yearbook (2015) published by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, women were well-represented […]

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China Career Expectations

In the most recent PISA assessment (OECD, 2017), 15-year-old students from Macao, Hong Kong, and B-S-J-G regions were surveyed about their science career expectations. B-S-J-G (China) refers to the four PISA-participating municipalities/provinces in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Guangdong. In all of these three groups, a lower percentage of girls compared to boys have expectations […]

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China High School Preparation

In the most recent OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assessment conducted in 2015, 15-year-old students from two regions of China, Hong Kong and Macau, participated. In the mathematics portion, students’ average score from both regions was higher than the average score of students belonging to OECD countries. The average mathematics score of girls […]

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