While more and more foreign students are seeking education in China it’s not just a one-way street. In 2016, the number of Chinese students studying abroad reached 545,000, covering around 180 countries and regions, and China has become the world's largest exporter of foreign students.
Also in 2016, over 443,000 foreign students were studying in China, making China the first destination in Asia.
According to the data released by Essential Science Indicator (ESI), as of November 2017, ZJU ranked among the top 1% in 18 disciplines and was listed in the top 50 of the world's academic institutions in 5 disciplines, registering the best performance among mainland Chinese peers.
With more and more cooperation between Chinese and foreign universities. China is pooling its education resources with international partners.
By the end of 2016, China had established educational cooperative and exchange relations with 188 countries and regions, carried out educational collaboration and exchanges with 46 international organizations, and signed agreements with 47 countries and regions on mutual recognition of academic degrees. There are 2,480 Sino-foreign cooperatively-run education institutions and projects approved by the Ministry of Education of China.
Professor Philip T. Krein, a fellow of the American Academy of Engineering, came to Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China. ZJU has the reputation as the "Oriental Cambridge” Commenting on the internationalization of Chinese universities, Professor Krein said that against the backdrop of globalization, mankind is faced with more and more common challenges; meanwhile, globalization also provides unprecedented opportunities for cooperation in higher education.