How China’s Ivy League Obsession Shortchanges Homegrown Universities (Global Asia)

ELITE UNIVERSITES like Harvard in the United States are a growing lure for well-heeled Chinese students. The attraction to the Ivy League is enhanced by high-profile donations from mainland businesspeople and a two-way traffic in visiting lectures by professors. The downside of sending top young scholars to the West, writes Thorsten Pattberg, is that China’s own elite universities lose out on some of the best talent. (Dec 24, 2014)

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