Needs Assessment on the Internationalization of a Chinese University

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Xianjun Tan, et.al

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In recent years, Chinese government has stressed the importance of internationalization of higher education. Driven by national internationalization policies, Chinese higher education institutions try to boost the development of internationalization. This study aims to identify the needs for internationalization in a Chinese university. The study employed a quantitative research method with questionnaire as the instrument. Dual five-point Likert scale for “importance” and “present level” respectively was used for the items. Based on the data, the aspects of internationalization perceived as important, as well as the present situation of internationalization in this university are identified. The gaps between the important aspects and the present level indicate the needs for the internationalization of this Chinese university. This paper extends the scope of internationalization literature in the context of China and enlightens the development of internationalization for local colleges and universities with similar contexts in China.

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