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Higher education in China on the brink of an exciting boom says Value Partners

Higher education in China is poised on the brink of an exciting boom, says Value Partner’s London Head Hendrik von Ripperda-Cosyn.

Referring to the firm’s new investment insights piece with consultancy Oxford Metrica he said, “New government policies, greater regulatory freedom, low education fees and a more open approach in dealing with private education operators will benefit China’s growing middle-income population of 777 million.”

“There are only 7.5 million places in higher education for the 16 million Chinese school leavers, so China’s higher education sector desperately needs the injection of fresh and innovative private capital to cater for the huge demand,” said Ripperda-Cosyn.

Oxford Metrica Chairman Dr Rory Knight said: “Education is a powerful force driving modernisation in China, and it plays a crucial role in creating a high-value economy built around consumption, services, advanced technology and sophisticated labour skills.”

A link to the piece ‘China Higher Education Unlocking the Value’ is available below.

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2. About Oxford Metrica

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