NO FULL TEXT AVAILABLE. This thesis contains 3rd party copyright material. ----- 全球化浪潮席卷世界，走国际化发展道路成为世界各国的共识。改革开放以来，中国坚持对外开放的方针，大胆学习世界各国先进的科学技术和管理经验。在高等教育国际化领域，中国是跨境教育大国，自20世纪90年代中期发展起来的中外合作办学是跨境教育在中国发展的主要形式。通过中外合作办学，中国高校引入新专业、构建办学新格局、引进国外先进理念和教育模式、引进国外先进教学内容和教学手段、学习和借鉴国外科学的教育管理经验，从而促进学科建设、培养双语师资、提高办学水平，缩小了与发达国家高等教育的差距。
In the era of globalization, making further development through internationalization has become a common understanding among countries. Since China carried out open policy, it has been introducing science, technology and management knowledge from the developed countries. With regard to internationalization of higher education, China is a major contributor to cross-border education and its most active form is Sino-foreign cooperative institution which started in the middle 1990’s. Through setting up the Sino-foreign cooperative educational programs or institutions, the Chinese higher education institutions has brought in new curricula, new ideas and education models, imported advanced teaching materials, methods and skills, and built up management skills from working with their overseas partners. All these have encouraged the construction of new academic disciplines and the training of bilingual teachers, improved the quality of education in an effort to catch with the developed countries.
This dissertation is to study the Sino-foreign cooperative institutions by putting them in the context of global cross-border education with a focus on higher education in Shanghai. Cross-border education is a major area of internationalization in higher education. This dissertation examines the definition, rationale and types of cross-border education, and analyzes its driving forces such as mutual understanding, skilled migration, revenue generation and capacity building. A few countries or regions with the most active cross border education are studied as comparative cases: the United States which has taken in the largest number of international students, Europe which has most frequent cross-border exchange of students, Australia which exports the largest amount of education resources, and Singapore which introduces the world top universities to establish their branch campuses. They represent different models, the characteristics of which are beneficial to the advancement of Chinese cross-border education.
The body of the dissertation starts from an introduction to the current status of Sino-foreign cooperative educational institutions in China. Major cooperative modes, including corporative modes, managing modes, educational and teaching modes, financing modes, are examined through exemplary cases in Shanghai. The research explores the operational mechanisms of different modes, aiming at providing a theoretical framework to improve the comprehension of Sino-foreign cooperative educational institutions, and to select proper cooperative education mode and operational mechanism for a cooperative program or institution, and advising the Government on policy making.