Rebound in student applications from China: A Blessing or a curse for UK HEIs?

Since China alone accounts for more than 30% of all international Higher Education students in the UK, it is not surprising that the recent economic slowdown in China  has caused consternation in many UK HEIs. The prospect of student demand from China suddenly drying up has understandably struck fear into the heart of many a financially challenged Vice Chancellor. The business models of whole university departments and in some cases near enough whole institutions are predicated on future growth in demand from China continuing at more or less the same heady rates as seen over the last ten years.

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