Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

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Governance and Management in Chinese Higher Education Institutions

  • Liu BaocunEmail author
  • Wang Xueshuang
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_601-1


The governance and management of higher education institutions in China is stipulated by different laws and regulations of the country. The State Council and the local people’s governments at various levels are responsible for guiding and administering educational work under the principles of administration by different levels and of a division of responsibilities. Secondary education and education at lower levels are administered by the local people’s governments under the guidance of the State Council, while higher education is administered by the State Council and/or the people’s governments of provinces, autonomous regions, or municipalities directly under the central government. Such a governance and management system in Chinese higher education is not only related to the history of the centralized culture and administrative and management system of the country but also affected by the current administrative and management system in China (Mok and Han 2017; Mok 2002;...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Sport UniversityBeijingChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Yan Fengqiao
    • 1
  • Yuzhuo Cai
    • 2
  1. 1.Peking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Higher Education Group, Faculty of ManagementUniversity of TampereTampereFinland