Analysing Mechanisms for Evaluating Higher Education Outcomes in China

  • Fei Guo
  • Yan Luo
  • Lu Liu
  • Jinghuan Shi
  • Hamish CoatesEmail author
Original Article


Chinese higher education has been actively developed in recent decades as a major engine of national prosperity. This investment has spurred substantial and growing interest in understanding student and graduate outcomes. After discussing this policy context, the paper deploys an international lens to analyse evaluation mechanisms being used and developed in China. Specific initiatives are discussed to particularise each mechanism and to help link them with international developments. The paper’s final section reviews China’s apparent progress in this field and concludes by considering the growing role of technology in future policy development.


policy learning outcomes China education innovation 



This paper is an outcome of the research supported by the Key Project of Philosophy and Social Sciences Research, Ministry of Education, China (Grant No. 17JZD056).

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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fei Guo
    • 1
  • Yan Luo
    • 1
  • Lu Liu
    • 1
  • Jinghuan Shi
    • 1
  • Hamish Coates
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of EducationTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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