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First SOE Course at Loyola’s Beijing Campus

Recently Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Professor Noah W.
Sobe lead a J-term course on International Higher Education at
Loyola’s Beijing campus for a group of Loyola master’s students who
are studying international higher education. The course focused on
trends and challenges that colleges and universities face globally.
In addition to daily class sessions, students visited important
cultural sites in and around Beijing, including the Great Wall and the
Forbidden City (pictured above). A key part of the course were site
visits to Chinese universities and the group was generously hosted by
faculty and students in the higher education research centers at
Tsinghua and Renmin Universities. In addition to studying China, the
class also extensively discussed tertiary education in Europe, as well
as issues of access, equity, financing and governance in higher
education generally.